NHS England

This page shows the latest items from the NHS England newsfeed.

NHS England urges more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to national pledge to stop overmedication for people with a learning disability, autism or both

NHS England is today (25 April 2018) asking more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to a pledge to stop the overmedication of people with a learning disability, autism or both. The renewed drive to widen support for Stopping OverMedication of People with a Learning Disability (STOMP), is being backed by the government […]
25 April 2018, 11:58 am

Top midwife hails ‘extraordinary’ NHS staff who have delivered more than 50 million babies

England’s top midwife today praised the ‘extraordinary’ role of midwives who have delivered more than 50 million babies over the last seven decades and urged young people to consider the “uniquely rewarding” career. In the run-up to the NHS’s 70th birthday, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent urged midwives and parents to share their stories, showing support for […]
23 April 2018, 3:26 pm

Patients get the green light for smarter choices after latest GP pilot

New trial results from the Behavioural Insights Team show improved service access. A pilot system is now making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients. The e-traffic light system could help reduce hospital waiting times while offering patients a clearer choice of treatment and is set to be […]
20 April 2018, 10:56 am

Video of the NHS England Board meeting – 29 March 2018

The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 29 March as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:
11 April 2018, 3:44 pm

Heart patients among those to benefit as NHS England backs innovation

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from world […]
9 April 2018, 8:49 am

NHS call for nominations to mark Windrush 70th anniversary awards

NHS England is calling on patients, staff, medical teams and the public to nominate NHS workers who deserve special recognition for a Windrush 70 Award. The awards are being hosted to celebrate the 1948 arrival of German cruise liner ‘Empire Windrush’ at Tilbury docks which carried 492 passengers from the West Indies on 22 June. […]
9 April 2018, 7:47 am

ITN productions presents ‘70 years of the NHS’, in collaboration with the NHS

ITN Productions and the NHS are partnering to produce a news and current affairs programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS. Drawing upon ITN’s 63 year heritage in storytelling, ’70 years of the NHS’ will be a long-form, online programme championing the NHS’s achievements since 1948. As well as looking back at the achievements and […]
6 April 2018, 3:28 pm

Pioneering price match scheme frees up millions for frontline care

Doctors have freed up millions of pounds to fund frontline care by banding together to create a pioneering ‘price match’ scheme that drives down the cost of simple items such as anti-embolism stockings and surgical gloves. The clinician-led scheme in Sheffield saw staff and patients work closely across seven hospitals to agree on the best […]
4 April 2018, 7:11 am

NHS action on sugar pays dividends as hospitals slash unhealthy food and drink sales

NHS England action is delivering effective results in the battle against the bulge with a sharp decline in the sales of sugary snacks and drinks and hundreds of millions fewer calories consumed. With the sugar tax looming, the NHS has been leading the way with chief executive Simon Stevens ordering hospitals and suppliers to dramatically […]
3 April 2018, 11:01 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.24am on Tuesday 3 April 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3 April 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
3 April 2018, 9:27 am