NHS England

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

Patients with type 1 diabetes to get artificial pancreas on the NHS

An ‘artificial pancreas’ designed to revolutionise the life of people with Type 1 diabetes will be provided by the NHS, 100 years after the discovery of insulin, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Speaking at NHS Confederation’s conference this morning, Sir Simon said that up to 1,000 patients will benefit from a […]
15 June 2021, 1:13 pm

NHS sets up specialist young people’s services in £100 million long COVID care expansion

The NHS is setting up specialist long COVID services for children and young people as part of a £100 million expansion of care for those suffering from the condition. The 15 new paediatric hubs will draw together experts on common symptoms such as respiratory problems and fatigue who can directly treat youngsters, advise family doctors […]
14 June 2021, 11:01 pm

More than 60 million vaccines have now been administered in England by the NHS

Commenting on the milestone, NHS England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Hitting 60 million vaccinations is an incredible achievement for the NHS COVID vaccination programme, thanks to the non-stop efforts of NHS staff and volunteers, whose actions to protect their patients and communities have quite simply saved thousands of lives. […]
14 June 2021, 3:54 pm

NHS pelvic health clinics to help tens of thousands of women across the country

Tens of thousands of pregnant women and new mums will receive support to prevent and treat incontinence and other pelvic floor issues, thanks to new clinics set up by the NHS. The new services will be initially rolled out in 14 areas of the country with up to 175,000 women set to benefit from the […]
13 June 2021, 9:00 am

Three in four people with a learning disability receive NHS annual health check

Three quarters of people with a learning disability aged 14 and over have received an annual health check two years ahead of an NHS Long Term Plan target. People with a learning disability who often find it difficult to spot or communicate symptoms can get a full health MOT from their GP who can quickly […]
10 June 2021, 10:00 am

NHS ahead of target in recovery of elective care, and mental health services back to pre-pandemic levels

Operations and other routine care are ahead of ambitions set out in April with mental health services back at pre-pandemic levels, NHS figures show today. The number of people waiting over 52 weeks to begin treatment dropped by more than 50,000 in April, while by May, operations and other elective activity had already climbed to […]
10 June 2021, 9:44 am

Young people deliver record-breaking day for NHS COVID-19 jab bookings

There were more than one million bookings for a COVID-19 vaccine through the NHS website yesterday (Tuesday 8 June), a record high figure and the first time daily appointments booked through the national booking service have topped the million mark. The “blockbuster” surge in jabs being reserved yesterday is the latest landmark in the biggest […]
9 June 2021, 3:34 pm

Anne Longfield appointed by NHS to help transform care of children and young people with a learning disability and autism

The NHS has appointed former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield OBE to help transform the care of children and young people with a learning disability and autism. As the new independent chair of the Learning Disability and Autism Children and Young People’s Steering Group, Anne will champion the rights of children and young people to ensure […]
9 June 2021, 1:03 pm

Half a million COVID jabs booked in ‘Glastonbury rush’ this morning

The NHS saw a welcome surge in demand for vaccines this morning as half a million life-saving jabs were booked in a rush likened to the annual scramble for Glastonbury tickets. By 12pm today, just five hours after eligibility widened to those aged between 25 and 29, the National Booking Service had seen 2.5 times […]
8 June 2021, 4:21 pm

NHS COVID vaccine first dose drive enters ‘the home straight’ as final cohort called forward

The NHS COVID vaccination programme will start inviting remaining adults for their COVID-19 jabs from tomorrow, on the six month anniversary of administering the world-first approved jab. The last group of adults will begin to be called forward for the first time tomorrow, with around three million people aged between 25 and 29 getting invited […]
7 June 2021, 2:55 pm