NHS England

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

Dame Deborah James helps more people check signs of cancer

Thousands more people checked bowel cancer symptoms online this week thanks to Dame Deborah James, NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard revealed today. Latest figures show there was a tenfold increase- from 2,000 to 23,274 -in visits to the NHS webpages for bowel cancer, on Wednesday this week compared to the day before. NHS chief executive […]
1 July 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS saves £1.2 billion on medicines over three years

The NHS has saved taxpayers £1.2 billion in just three years, while securing cutting-edge treatments for patients, by using its buying power to negotiate better prices for hundreds of hospital medicines. The adoption of cheaper versions of a single drug – adalimumab – which is used to treat more than 45,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, […]
1 July 2022, 7:00 am

NHS checks and treatment on patients’ doorsteps part of new changes to health and care in England

Dedicated mental health staff to help children and young people in GP practices, and blood pressure checks in betting shops, are among initiatives devised and delivered by new integrated care systems that come fully into force today. Boosting health checks in the community to find people with health problems before they become seriously unwell is […]
30 June 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS in final push to treat longest waiters

Patients are being offered faster treatment in different parts of the country as part of an NHS ‘final push’ to virtually eliminate the number waiting two years or more. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan, published earlier this year, set out how the health service would address COVID-19 backlogs in treatment, initially focusing on the longest […]
26 June 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS top doctor rallies remaining people due a spring booster ahead of final COVID jab drive

England’s leading NHS medic is urging those eligible for a spring booster but yet to come forward to take up the offer as soon as possible as a quarter of a million reminders go out before the end of the month. The largest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history has now invited everyone eligible […]
22 June 2022, 12:20 pm

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

Issued at 6:25am on Sunday 19 June 2022 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.
20 June 2022, 7:00 am

NHS launches lifesaving sickle cell campaign

Tomorrow on World Sickle Cell Day, NHS England will launch a brand new campaign to boost public awareness of the genetic disorder which affects thousands across the UK. The campaign, dubbed ‘Can you tell it’s sickle cell?’, is aimed at increasing awareness of the key signs and symptoms of sickle cell disorder – which disproportionately […]
17 June 2022, 11:01 pm

Medical support worker role helps hundreds of refugees to become NHS doctors

Hundreds more international medics and refugees, including those from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Myanmar have joined the health service and are set to become NHS doctors, thanks to the introduction of a new medical support worker role (MSW). Speaking at NHS ConfedExpo England’s top doctor announced that the position, which can support overseas medics as they […]
16 June 2022, 11:37 am

Thousands of the longest waiters get treatment as NHS drives down long waits for care

The number of people on the waiting list for diagnostic tests has dropped and there are two-thirds fewer people waiting more than two years for elective care, new figures show today, as the NHS continues to make progress in the biggest catch-up in health service history. The milestone comes despite the busiest May ever for […]
16 June 2022, 9:53 am

Heat-health watch alert: level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8.55am on Wednesday 15 June 2022 There is a 90% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midnight on Friday 17 June and midnight on Sunday 19 June in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
15 June 2022, 12:37 pm