NHS England

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

Simon Stevens challenges ambulance makers to help ‘blue lights go green’

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today challenged vehicle manufacturers to help “blue lights go green” and cut air pollution by developing more environmentally friendly ambulances. With polluted air causing cancer, lung disease and heart problems and contributing to around 40,000 deaths each year, the NHS England chief executive pledged that the health service will step […]
14 February 2019, 12:01 am

Barbara Windsor’s husband issues Valentine’s Day call for people to check loved ones for dementia

Scott Mitchell, the husband of acting legend Barbara Windsor, has today issued a Valentine’s Day call for people to heed NHS advice and check loved ones for signs of dementia. The couple have spoken movingly about the former EastEnders and Carry On star’s battle with the disease in an effort to raise awareness about the […]
14 February 2019, 12:01 am

Hospital admissions for youths assaulted with sharp objects up almost 60%

Teenagers accounted for more than 1,000 admissions to hospital as a result of assaults with a knife or sharp object last year, NHS figures show. Admissions for all injuries caused by an assault with knife or other sharp objects have gone up by almost a third since 2012-13, from 3,849 to 4,986 last year. However, […]
9 February 2019, 12:01 am

NHS to rollout lung cancer scanning trucks across the country

Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out across the country in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today. Around £70 million will fund 10 projects that check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT for their lungs and an […]
8 February 2019, 12:01 am

Video of the NHS England Board meeting – 31 January 2019

The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 31 January 2019 as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:  
7 February 2019, 3:56 pm

Older patients spared dementia and falls by NHS tech roll-out

Digital checks that can prevent dementia and falls in older people, and save lives through diagnosis of sepsis, are among a range of tools being made available in hospitals across the country, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. One in eight hospital patients is affected by delirium, which can make people unsteady on […]
7 February 2019, 1:30 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.49am on Monday 4 February 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 4 February 2019 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
4 February 2019, 11:46 am

Top doctor calls for ban on ‘damaging and misleading’ celebrity social media ads

England’s top doctor has today called on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements. NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and […]
2 February 2019, 12:01 am

No snow day for NHS workers

NHS staff are walking miles in snow, digging vehicles out of drifts and sleeping in hospitals to ensure patients continue to get the care they need. England’s top doctor and nurse praised NHS staff across the country for going to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to ensure they are ‘there to care’ for patients in the face of […]
1 February 2019, 2:19 pm

GPs create 100,000 extra patient appointments through Primary Care Network model

GP practices in Gloucestershire are working together to provide 100,000 more appointments for patients. The extra appointments, across the county’s 75 practices, will be mainly provided by GPs and nurses over the next year; and clinical pharmacists, paramedics, mental health workers and physiotherapists are also now working in local surgeries, offering a greater range of […]
1 February 2019, 1:02 pm