NHS England

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

NHS hits milestone of 200 children with Hep C treated in bid to stamp out virus

Two hundred children in England have now received life-saving treatment for hepatitis C as part of a world-first NHS programme, according to latest figures. Thanks to a new national service, the children – aged three to 18 years – were identified for treatment over the past two years and became the first in the world […]
1 April 2023, 10:51 am

NHS launches spring covid jab campaign for five million most vulnerable people

The NHS will kick off the next phase of its world-renowned covid vaccination programme on Monday with a spring campaign to protect the most vulnerable, starting in care homes. Around five million people in total will be eligible for a spring covid jab, including over 75s, those with a weakened immune system and older adult […]
31 March 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS weekly operational update for the week ending 26 March 2023

Commenting on this morning’s updated weekly sitrep figures, NHS national medical director, Professor Sir Stephen Powis, said: “Today’s figures show NHS staff remain under considerable pressure, with more than 19 in 20 beds occupied, including 13,000 each day taken up by patients who no longer meet the criteria to reside, despite almost 4,000 more beds […]
30 March 2023, 10:26 am

First new life-extending NHS treatment for incurable cervical cancer in almost 15 Years

A life-extending treatment for advanced cervical cancer will be made available to hundreds of NHS patients from today. The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) is the first new addition to NHS treatment for incurable cervical cancer for 14 years. Around 400 people are expected to benefit from the treatment over the next three years after NHS […]
28 March 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS response to the British Social Attitudes Survey results

Responding to the British Social Attitudes Survey results, an NHS spokesperson said: “While this survey reflects the public’s perceptions of the significant pressure on our services, it is clear the overwhelming majority still very firmly value the fundamental principles of the NHS – which is welcome as we head towards the NHS’ 75th birthday.   […]
28 March 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS treats hundreds with gaming disorders

Hundreds of gamers including children and their family members have been treated by the NHS National Centre for Gaming Disorders. Data revealed for the first time today shows 745 people have been referred for treatment at the UK’s only gaming clinic since it opened in October 2019. Gaming disorder means a person struggles to control […]
28 March 2023, 12:36 pm

Stroke survivors and their ‘savers’ call on people to act F.A.S.T. as part of NHS campaign

Patients who have survived a stroke are joining forces with their ‘savers’ and the NHS to encourage people to act F.A.S.T. and call 999 if they have symptoms of a stroke. The call is part of an NHS campaign to increase public awareness of the signs of stroke- also known as a ‘brain attack’ -after […]
28 March 2023, 10:02 am

NHS slashes longest elective and cancer waits for patients

The number of people waiting over 18 months for NHS care has fallen again despite continued demand for services, new figures show today. Thanks to the efforts of NHS staff across the country, the number of patients waiting more than 18 months for care has fallen by more than four fifths since the peak. Latest […]
27 March 2023, 12:44 pm

NHS patients with rare genetic disorders to be fast-tracked to earlier diagnosis and specialist care

Hundreds of people with a range of rare conditions primarily affecting the central nervous system will be fast-tracked to diagnosis and specialist care, thanks to the launch of a pioneering new NHS service. Patients with inherited white matter disorders (IWMDs), also known as leukodystrophies, will now have rapid access to expert teams, increased virtual support […]
26 March 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS weekly winter operational update for the week ending 19 March 2023

Commenting on this morning’s updated weekly sitrep figures, NHS England’s chief strategy officer, Chris Hopson, said: “Three years since the NHS treated the first Covid patient in hospital, new figures today show our hardworking staff have now treated more than one million patients with Covid in hospitals across England throughout the pandemic. While we are […]
23 March 2023, 10:31 am