NHS England

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

NHS thanks Muslim staff working through Ramadan and urges care over Eid

NHS leaders have today thanked and commended Muslim staff and key healthcare workers for serving on the frontline and in supporting roles whilst fasting during the month of Ramadan. The Covid-19 crisis has required sacrifices from all NHS staff, but Muslims and other faith communities have met additional challenges working without sustenance during working hours. […]
21 May 2020, 9:35 am

NHS expands offer of help to people with diabetes during coronavirus outbreak

People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 with a third of deaths in England associated with the condition, according to new NHS research. The health service in England has called on people with diabetes to access help available to them, including a new dedicated helpline and online tools to […]
19 May 2020, 11:01 pm

NHS roadmap to safely bring back routine operations

Health leaders have today set out a series of measures to help local hospitals plan to increase routine operations and treatment, while keeping the necessary capacity and capability to treat future coronavirus patients. Over the coming weeks patients who need important planned procedures – including surgery – will begin to be scheduled for that care, […]
14 May 2020, 4:57 pm

Public told ‘act FAST’ as NHS uses artificial intelligence to speed up stroke care

The NHS is today urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of the killer condition not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in […]
13 May 2020, 11:01 pm

More nurses should be coronavirus legacy says NHS chief

Nursing degree courses should be expanded to capitalise on the surge in interest in NHS careers prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said today. Speaking on International Nurses Day Sir Simon thanked nurses for all they have done during the greatest global health emergency in NHS history. The NHS chief […]
12 May 2020, 4:00 pm

Six million more to benefit as NHS locks in the benefits of stronger partnerships

The NHS and its partners will be able to ‘lock in’ improvements to their work by putting whole-system planning at the heart of coronavirus recovery plans, the NHS’s Chief Operating Officer said today. The comments came as NHS England and NHS Improvement confirmed four new ‘integrated care systems’, together serving more than six million residents. […]
11 May 2020, 11:01 am

Public called up to help the NHS ‘shine a light’ for our nurses

Nursing leaders are asking the public to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (12 May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus. The day also marks on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection control, but […]
9 May 2020, 11:01 pm

Helping our heroes: NHS urges veterans to get help despite coronavirus outbreak

As the nation gears up to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the NHS wants all those who have served their country to know that dedicated help and support is still available despite the coronavirus outbreak. The NHS has also today payed tribute to the many veterans who are working as ‘hidden heroes’ in […]
7 May 2020, 11:01 pm

‘Video-call the midwife’: NHS carries on delivering as Wilfred joins over 150,000 babies born during pandemic

England’s top midwife has today praised NHS maternity teams for providing high quality care in the face of the most significant challenge to ever face the health services, and urged new and expectant families to continue to come forward for routine checks and urgent advice. Since the NHS put itself on the highest level of […]
5 May 2020, 5:00 am

Temporary NHS community hospital in surrey named after Mary Seacole

A new community hospital, named in honour of the pioneering nurse Mary Seacole, is opening in Surrey today as part of the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic. The NHS Seacole Centre, the first of its kind in England, will be used as a temporary service for patients who are recovering from covid-19. Based in […]
4 May 2020, 11:30 am