NHS England

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

Modern screening can be more personalised and convenient to save lives says new report

The NHS has the opportunity to upgrade cancer screening to save thousands more lives each year, a major report said today. Leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards was jointly commissioned by NHS chief executive Simon Stevens and Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock to make recommendations on overhauling national screening programmes, as part of […]
15 October 2019, 11:01 pm

Rough sleepers in homeless hotspots to benefit from NHS mental health outreach

Towns with high rates of homelessness are set for investment in specialist mental health care, as part of NHS services for rough sleepers across the country. The NHS-funded services in seven parts of the country will bring in new psychiatrists, psychologists and other experts to offer homeless people advice and treatment to tackle underlying mental […]
14 October 2019, 7:52 am

NHS bids to cut up to 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery from hospitals

The NHS will slash the use of plastic in hospital canteens as part of its drive to reduce waste and make hospitals healthier for patients and staff. Major high street names and suppliers including Marks & Spencer and WH Smith are backing the call by NHS chief executive Simon Stevens to dramatically cut the amount […]
11 October 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS taskforce to drive improvements in young people’s hospital mental health, learning disability and autism care

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today (Thursday October 10th) announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out an ambitious programme to transform mental health services, autism and learning disability; […]
10 October 2019, 12:00 pm

NHS whistle-blower support scheme to roll out across the country

The NHS in England is to roll out dedicated support for members of staff who raise the alarm on unsafe practice. Following successful pilots, the NHS will soon offer practical support to any doctor, nurse, or other worker across the country who needs additional support to build their career after raising concerns at work, as […]
8 October 2019, 12:14 pm

Children treated for computer gaming addiction under NHS Long Term Plan

Children and young adults who are seriously addicted to computer games will now be able to get help on the NHS after the launch of country’s first specialist clinic. The new service is part of the National Centre for Behavioural Addictions which will also provide support for internet addiction and is located alongside the National […]
7 October 2019, 11:01 pm

Top pharmacist praises hero of Whaley Bridge dam crisis

A pharmacist who came to the aid of hundreds of people during the Whaley Bridge crisis, in which a dam threatened to burst and wash away the village under tons of flood water, is being recognised for his heroism. Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Dr Bruce Warner, visited Raj Modi to praise him for his remarkable […]
3 October 2019, 10:46 am

Video of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common – 26 September 2019

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common was broadcast live on 326 September 2019 as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:
2 October 2019, 12:57 pm

NHS midwives ready for the busiest day for births

Midwives, nurses and doctors in maternity and birthing units are ‘always standing ready’, as the country sees the annual peak in births today. Thanks to a spike in conceptions over the Christmas holidays, around 2,000 babies are born on 26 September in England and Wales – more than any other day of the year – […]
25 September 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS hospitals go back to the future for dementia care

NHS hospitals are going back to the future to help patients with dementia by decorating their wards, rooms and corridors in 1940s and 1950s style – creating a calming, familiar environment which can help jog memories, reduce anxiety and distress. With ageing well and caring for people with dementia both key priorities in the NHS […]
24 September 2019, 2:24 pm