NHS England

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

Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8.40am on Wednesday 12 August 2020 There is a 90% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Friday in parts of England. This alert updates that issued Thursday 6 August. The alert level has increased to level 3 for West Midlands and East Midlands as confidence in […]
12 August 2020, 7:57 am

Top nurse tells COVID generation: “your NHS needs you”

England’s chief nurse has issued a rallying call to those receiving their A-Level results tomorrow to join the thousands of their peers who have already applied to study nursing this year. NHS staff including nurses have pulled out all the stops to treat over 100,000 COVID-19 patients as well as everyone else who needed care […]
11 August 2020, 11:01 pm

Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8.35am on Monday 10 August 2020 There is a 90% probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Friday in parts of England. 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 […]
10 August 2020, 7:47 am

Risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite. National Patient Safety Alert – Risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite About this alert Sodium nitrite has one licensed indication: as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. It can cause significant side effects and […]
6 August 2020, 9:15 am

Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8.47am on Thursday 6 August 2020 There is a 90% probability of heat-health criteria being met between midday on Thursday and 9am on Sunday in parts of England. 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 […]
6 August 2020, 8:00 am

NHS recruitment drive to help tackle loneliness and improve lives

The NHS is recruiting a growing army of social prescribing link workers to combat loneliness and isolation fuelled by coronavirus. More than 1,200 are already helping people to improve their mental health and get more exercise by taking part in activities from gardening to ballroom dancing. And now the NHS is fast-tracking recruitment of an […]
4 August 2020, 11:01 pm

Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.44am on Monday 3 August 2020 There is a 60 % probability of heat-health criteria being met between midday on Thursday and 9am on Sunday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the […]
3 August 2020, 10:41 am

NHS rolls out ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments

‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments that are safer for patients during the pandemic will be expanded and extended through a £160 million initiative, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. The funding will pay for drugs that treat patients without having such a big impact on their immune system or offer other benefits such as fewer […]
2 August 2020, 11:01 pm

Chair appointed to lead NHS drive to reduce health inequalities

A longstanding health leader and advocate on inequalities has been chosen to head up the health service’s major new work programme into the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today at NHS England and NHS Improvement’s public board meeting. Following open advertisement, Marie Gabriel CBE […]
28 July 2020, 3:32 pm

Fast online access to world leading NHS weight loss advice

People who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will be fast-tracked into the flagship Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention programme, Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Rapid access to the programme will be rolled out from tomorrow following research that revealed those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of […]
25 July 2020, 11:01 pm