NHS England

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‘Red bags’ to be rolled out across England’s care homes getting patients home from hospital quicker

Innovative ‘red bags’ that help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker are being rolled out across the country. The bags, which contain key paperwork, medication and personal items like glasses, slippers and dentures, are handed to ambulance crews by carers and travel with patients to hospital where they are then handed to […]
22 June 2018, 8:21 am

Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer, to leave NHS England

After 11 years with the NHS, Paul Baumann CBE is to leave the Health Service in November to take up the post of Receiver General of Westminster Abbey. Paul agreed to delay confirming a start date for his new role until the long-term NHS financial settlement was confirmed this week. Paul is Chief Financial Officer […]
21 June 2018, 11:00 am

Allied Health Professions hold key role in future NHS

The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) have a significant role to play in the future delivery of integrated urgent care within the NHS. And the quality of leadership of the AHPs will be vital in determining their impact and the quality of care that patients receive. These are two of the key findings of a study […]
20 June 2018, 9:00 am

Black and ethnic minority NHS staff honoured in NHS Windrush 70 Awards

A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards. Winners of the prestigious awards include retired nurse Beatrice Akyeampong, who was recognised alongside her daughter, Dr Vanessa Apea, a sexual health […]
13 June 2018, 1:32 pm

NHS launches plan to improve patient care by cutting long hospital stays

The NHS has today (Wednesday 13 June) announced plans to improve patient care by cutting long stays in hospitals. Speaking at the annual NHS Confederation conference at Manchester Central Simon Stevens and Ian Dalton, the Chief Executives of NHS England and NHS Improvement, will set out the plans which will also help to free up […]
12 June 2018, 11:01 pm

NHS mental health job coaches help thousands of people into work

The NHS is set to roll out mental health employment specialists across the country, as a new analysis of services shows that 2,300 patients have been helped into work in the last year. As part of patients’ care and support package, employment specialists in NHS Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, offer advice about finding […]
12 June 2018, 11:14 am

NHS England announces areas to receive new funding to improve employment support for people with severe mental illness

As outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, NHS England has committed to doubling access to Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services nationally by 2020/21, enabling approximately 20,000 people who experience a severe mental illness (SMI) to find and retain employment. Rates […]
12 June 2018, 9:58 am

“Fantastic” NHS staff recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

In the weeks before the NHS’s 70th birthday, one in eight of the Queen’s Birthday Honours have been awarded for contributions to health, including more than 60 awards to NHS staff. Midwives, nurses, psychiatrists, GPs and volunteers are among the wide range of people honoured for their work in the health service. NHS staff have […]
8 June 2018, 9:30 pm

NHS England strikes deal on new NICE recommended lung cancer immunotherapy drug

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today announced that NHS England has struck a deal with MSD, endorsed by NICE, to make the lung cancer drug pembrolizumab available for routine use on the NHS. New trial results show pembrolizumab extends life for certain adults with lung cancer for more than a year. Pembrolizumab is the first […]
6 June 2018, 8:09 am

NHS England welcomes homeopathy court ruling

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today welcomed the High Court’s decisive rejection of a legal challenge by the British Homeopathic Association to overturn plans to no longer routinely fund homeopathy on the NHS. As part of action to clamp down on waste, over the last two years NHS England has taken action to curb prescriptions […]
5 June 2018, 2:49 pm