NHS England

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

NHS set to save £150 million by switching to new versions of most costly drug

Health chief Simon Stevens has today asked NHS hospitals to ensure they are ready to realise savings of up to £150 million a year to reinvest in frontline care after the patent on the NHS’s most costly drug ends this week. Adalimumab is the single medicine on which hospitals spend the most, at a cost […]
16 October 2018, 9:39 am

NHS to trial tech to cut missed appointments and save up to £20 million

Patients will be able to book and change medical appointments online, receive text reminders and even access maps showing them where in a hospital they need to go through a digital patient tool set to be trialled in ten hospitals. The online portal, DrDoctor, is set to save the NHS tens of millions of pounds […]
14 October 2018, 11:00 am

Families of over 300 children avoid driving 30,000 miles for appointments thanks to new hospital alliance

The families of over 300 children with epilepsy and other neurological diagnoses have avoided having to travel nearly 30,000 miles of hospital trips after two hospitals joined forces to provide care closer to home. The new partnership between two hospital trusts has reduced the need for children to miss school for medical appointments, minimised days […]
11 October 2018, 11:01 pm

NHS to provide long term screening service for Grenfell community

The NHS has today announced that it will provide up to £50 million to fund long term screening and treatment for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said that a new screening service would be in place imminently to provide long term support and treatment for people with […]
9 October 2018, 2:12 pm

Turnbull and Fry effect will save lives, says NHS Chief

NHS chief Simon Stevens will today thank Bill Turnbull and Stephen Fry for speaking out about their prostate cancer diagnosis and announce an injection of £10 million to increase capacity, helping services see and treat the extra people coming forward for help. The NHS is already seeing and treating more people than ever before and […]
9 October 2018, 11:40 am

Every NHS hospital in England to cut sugary drinks sales

Every NHS hospital has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises as part of NHS England action to curb rising levels of obesity. All 227 trusts across England have pledged to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks to 10% or less of their total drinks sales. Growing numbers of hospitals have signed up […]
8 October 2018, 11:01 pm

NHS to prioritise doctors’ mental health

NHS chief Simon Stevens today announced a new mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS. Speaking at a conference on ‘Wounded Healers’, Simon Stevens announced national funding for a new scheme for all NHS doctors in England, covering approximately 110,000 more doctors, in addition to those already supported. This builds […]
5 October 2018, 11:53 am

NHS England strikes deal for ground breaking cancer treatment in a new European first

Adult cancer patients in England will receive a new game-changing therapy treatment under the first negotiated deal of its kind struck in Europe, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced today. This is the first time adult NHS patients will have access to CAR-T, and follows a deal NHS England reached last month to make […]
4 October 2018, 11:01 pm

NHS to recruit doctors from ‘Down Under’

NHS England is going to recruit doctors from ‘Down Under’ in the latest initiative to boost GP numbers. The international recruitment drive is being widened to Australia after the NHS successfully encouraged applications from more than 1,200 GPs in Europe. NHS England will target GPs who left the UK for Australia and are looking to […]
4 October 2018, 8:33 am

Extra support pledged for GPs this winter

NHS England has today announced it will provide £10 million to GPs to support delivery of additional extended hours, out of hours and unscheduled care sessions over winter. The Winter Indemnity Scheme will be used to cover the costs of professional indemnity for the extra services provided by GPs, giving them the freedom to work extra […]
26 September 2018, 9:52 am