NHS England

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

NHS prepares to fast-track ‘game changing’ cancer drugs that target genetic mutations

The NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game changing’ new cancer drugs that target tumours according to their genetic make-up rather than where they originate in the body, Simon Stevens will announce today. The revolutionary treatments – known as ‘tumour agnostic’ drugs – can be used against a wide range of cancers and […]
18 June 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS saves Cornwall surgery

The story of a Cornish fishing town’s hunt for a new family doctor has a happy ending after health chiefs stepped in. Locals in the picturesque port of Mevagissey faced losing their GP surgery after GP Dr Kathy James handed in her notice. Their hunt for a replacement, which had the social media hashtag #willyoubemygp […]
11 June 2019, 9:22 am

NHS sets out ‘care for young carers’ offer in GP surgeries

NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen. Coinciding with the health theme day of Carers Week, from Tuesday (June 11) family doctors across the country can volunteer to offer a new package of services for […]
10 June 2019, 11:01 pm

Dozens of NHS staff awarded honours in Queen’s Birthday list

Cara Charles Banks, the head of the hospital which treated victims of the Salisbury nerve agent attacks joins nurses, psychiatrists, cancer specialists and family doctors and is among more than 30 local and national NHS workers recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The NHS’ Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Suzanne Rastrick, has been awarded […]
7 June 2019, 9:30 pm

NHS aims to be a world leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning within 5 years

NHS chief Simon Stevens today called on tech firms to help the health service become a world leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He also asked staff to work with us and share ideas on reforms to the payment systems that would help encourage and facilitate quicker adoption and expansion. The […]
5 June 2019, 2:32 pm

Amanda Pritchard appointed NHS’ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of NHS Improvement

We are delighted to announce today that Amanda Pritchard has been appointed as the NHS’ Chief Operating Officer (COO). She is currently Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. The appointment follows an open competitive selection process and Amanda will take up post full time on 31 July. The new […]
5 June 2019, 9:50 am

Nearly three quarters of a million patients set to benefit from world-leading innovations on the NHS

3D heart modelling to rapidly diagnose coronary disease and an advanced blood test which can cut the time it takes to rule-out a heart attack by 75% are among a raft of technological innovations being introduced for patients across the NHS. New innovations have already reached 300,000 patients, and speaking at the Reform digital health […]
5 June 2019, 7:35 am

“More staff not enough – NHS must also be best place to work” says new NHS people plan

As well as growing staff numbers, the NHS needs to rapidly become a much better place to work says the new Interim NHS People Plan, launched today to address the once in a generation workforce challenges the service is currently facing. The interim report, developed collaboratively with a broad range of partners from across the […]
3 June 2019, 3:08 pm

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

Issued at 6.12am on Saturday 1 June 2018 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
3 June 2019, 7:47 am

Thousands more GP staff recruited across England

NHS England has recruited 300 more family doctors and thousands more nurses, pharmacists and other staff to work alongside GPs delivering better care in the community. There are now 7,302 more full time equivalent (FTE) health professionals working in primary care than three years ago, NHS Digital figures released today show. That exceeds NHS England’s […]
30 May 2019, 11:49 am