NHS England

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

Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8:47am on Monday 5 December There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 6pm on Wednesday 7 December and 9am on Monday 12 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying […]
5 December 2022, 9:03 am

NHS encourages most vulnerable people to covid to get jabbed for winter

England’s most senior doctor is urging the public to check if they or a loved one are due a covid jab this winter because they have a condition that may put them at risk of serious illness. The NHS covid-19 vaccination programme has vaccinated more than two thirds (67%) of those with a weakened immune […]
5 December 2022, 12:01 am

Parents of under-fives and pregnant women reminded of flu eligibility as hospitalisations rise

Parents are being urged to protect their children against flu this winter following a surge in serious cases among under-fives. Figures suggest flu hospitalisations in young children are nearly 20 times as high as last year, with this week showing 230 under-fives hospitalised compared to just 12 at the same time last year. Estimates also […]
3 December 2022, 12:01 am

NHS set to eliminate Hepatitis C ahead of rest of the world

The NHS is on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2025 thanks to a pioneering drug deal that is helping dramatically cut deaths – five years ahead of global targets. Following a five-year contract worth almost £1 billion to buy antiviral drugs for thousands of patients, deaths from Hepatitis C – including liver disease and […]
1 December 2022, 5:37 pm

Thousands of beds taken up every day as NHS contends with ‘perfect storm’ of winter pressures

The number of beds taken up by patients fit to be discharged is more than a quarter higher than the start of December last year, new weekly figures show. More than 13,000 beds were filled nearly every day last week by patients who did not meet the criteria to reside in hospital – on average […]
1 December 2022, 12:45 pm

NHS delivers on winter plan as system control centres go live

More than 40 healthcare ‘traffic control centres’ are now live across England, helping to get patients into beds as quickly as possible. The pioneering centres use data to respond to emerging challenges and can divert ambulances to another nearby hospital with more capacity, or identify hospitals that need extra support. The move is part of […]
1 December 2022, 12:01 am

NHS HIV testing rollout identifies hundreds of new cases

More than 800 people living with HIV and Hepatitis not receiving treatment have been found by the NHS in just six months following the rollout of routine testing in A&E. In April 2022, the NHS made £20 million available over three years to implement routine HIV opt out testing within 33 hospital Emergency Departments, in […]
30 November 2022, 12:01 am

NHS fast tracks life-extending prostate cancer drug to patients

Around 9,000 men with one of the most advanced forms of prostate cancer will be eligible for a new life-extending treatment thanks to a fast tracked deal by the NHS. The NHS in England will become the first in Europe to roll out Darolutamide to patients whose prostate cancer has spread to other parts of […]
28 November 2022, 12:01 am

NHS offers second monkeypox jab to everyone eligible

The NHS is now offering the second monkeypox vaccine dose to everyone who is eligible, offering long term protection against the virus. Almost 68,000 people have been vaccinated against monkeypox since the first cases in this outbreak were identified in England in May this year. The second monkeypox vaccination offers long-lasting protection, and can be […]
26 November 2022, 12:01 am

Hundreds of beds taken up by flu patients every day ahead of winter

Hundreds of NHS beds in England were taken up by patients with flu every day over the last week, according to new weekly figures. The first weekly winter update shows there were an average of 344 patients a day with flu in hospital last week, more than 10 times the number seen at the beginning […]
24 November 2022, 11:43 am