NHS England

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

Moderna jabs mark new milestone in NHS vaccination programme

The first Moderna jabs will be delivered in England today (Tuesday) as the NHS vaccination programme reaches another milestone. More than 20 sites, including Reading’s Madejski Stadium and the Sheffield Arena, will initially use the newest vaccine, as the NHS continues to expand the vaccination programme. For those aged 18-29 who are eligible for a […]
13 April 2021, 6:00 am

Senior NHS figures stress Muslims can get COVID jab in Ramadan

Two leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have today joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS COVID vaccination. Imam Yunus Dudhwala, Head of Chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Dr Farzana Hussain, a senior GP, stressed that getting the jab does […]
8 April 2021, 11:01 pm

‘Nightingale effect’ sees thousands of healthcare support workers join the NHS

The NHS has boosted support for patients, their families and staff by recruiting 10,000 healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in the first three months of the year. The new staff will support the workforce and assist nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to perform health checks, update patient records, help patients wash, dress and move around, […]
8 April 2021, 11:09 am

New dedicated mental health services for new expectant and bereaved mums

Thousands of new, expectant or bereaved mothers will receive help and support for mental health problems through dozens of new dedicated hubs which are being set up across the country. The 26 new hubs will bring together maternity services, reproductive health and psychological therapy under one roof as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. […]
5 April 2021, 11:01 pm

Thousands of patients set to benefit from five-minute breast cancer treatment

An injection that cuts the amount of time breast cancer patients spend in hospital from two and a half hours to as little as five minutes is being rolled out across the country by NHS England. Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be offered a new combined treatment called PHESGO, which is injected and takes […]
4 April 2021, 8:39 am

NHS rolls out headache-busting gadget across the country

A small, portable device that can zap away excruciating headaches is now available to anyone who needs it on the NHS. The gadget is held against the neck and delivers a low-level electric current to block pain signals, relieving pain from people suffering from ‘cluster’ headaches. NHS England is expanding the use of gammaCore after […]
2 April 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS encourages people to come forward for care over Easter Bank Holiday

The country’s top trauma doctor is reminding people the NHS is there for them if they need it over the Easter break. Easter bank holiday weekend traditionally sees people tackle DIY projects and data shows there were more than 5,000 hospital admissions last year for drill and power tool injuries, an increase of 200, compared […]
1 April 2021, 11:01 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 10.48am on Thursday 1 April 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between midnight on Monday 5 April and midnight on Friday 9 April in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying […]
1 April 2021, 11:08 am

NHS Chiefs urge: book an NHS COVID jab without delay

NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has today urged anyone currently eligible for a COVID vaccination, who has not received one, to book an appointment without delay. The call came as new figures showed the NHS has jabbed more than 26 million people across England since the NHS made history by giving Maggie Keenan the […]
31 March 2021, 11:01 pm

‘COVID-friendly’ cancer care at home extended for more patients

Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘COVID friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping […]
30 March 2021, 11:01 pm