NHS England

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

NHS and other professional bodies’ response to the Sunday Times, 25 October 2020

The Sunday Times is running a story alleging that frail and elderly patients were denied care by clinicians in wave one of the coronavirus pandemic, in part because clinicians drafted a triage tool for use if the NHS was overwhelmed. The response from the NHS, along with the other professional bodies referenced in the Sunday […]
25 October 2020, 10:51 am

NHS encourages children and young people to seek help as new data shows rise in mental health problems

England’s top children and young people’s mental health doctor is encouraging youngsters to seek help if they need it, as NHS Digital’s new survey shows there has been a rise in mental health problems in children and young people during the pandemic. The survey shows one in six children and young people had a probable […]
22 October 2020, 11:46 am

NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

NHS staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus. NHS England and NHS Improvement will invest an extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists, and support staff. […]
20 October 2020, 11:24 am

Celebs and lockdown heroes urge public to get cancer symptoms checked and attend routine appointments

Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research found that even now, nearly half (48 per cent) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at […]
9 October 2020, 9:17 am

NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres

People suffering ‘long covid’ symptoms will be offered specialist help at clinics across England, the head of the NHS announced today. Respiratory consultants, physiotherapists, other specialists and GPs will all help assess, diagnose and treat thousands of sufferers who have reported symptoms ranging from breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress. Increasing medical evidence […]
7 October 2020, 2:30 pm

NHS to introduce ‘one stop shops’ in the community for life saving checks

The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients, a major report to NHS England recommends today. Community diagnostic hubs or ‘one stop shops’ should be created across the country, away from hospitals, so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes. The […]
1 October 2020, 11:34 am

NHS becomes the world’s first national health system to commit to become ‘carbon net zero’, backed by clear deliverables and milestones

World Health Organisation Director General backs NHS’s leadership as the world’s largest single health system. The NHS has today adopted a multiyear plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system. The commitment comes amid growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, and aims to save thousands […]
1 October 2020, 11:18 am

Prime time telly boost for NHS jobs

Google searches for ‘ambulance jobs’ shoot up by 70 per cent as prime time TV viewers are gripped by the real-life emergencies paramedics and 999 call handlers are responding to, with the latest episode of Ambulance airing tonight. As the weekly BBC documentary series, which follows paramedics and call handlers from the London Ambulance Service, […]
29 September 2020, 11:01 pm

Surge in people checking their risk of type 2 diabetes

Almost 300,000 people have accessed the tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online less than two months after the NHS fast tracked access to its world leading Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme. Latest figures show that 291,325 people used the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool since the end of July – a […]
28 September 2020, 9:54 am

NHS announces independent review into gender identity services for children and young people

The NHS has today announced that Dr Hilary Cass OBE, former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, will lead an independent review into gender identity services for children and young people. The review will be wide-ranging in scope looking into several aspects of gender identity services, with a focus on how […]
22 September 2020, 2:44 pm