NHS England

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

Expansion of NHS 111 to transform patient access

Patients are set to receive an enhanced NHS 111 offer including increased access to specialist paediatric advice for children and direct access to urgent mental health support, as part of a blueprint set out today to help recover urgent and emergency care services. Parents and carers seeking health advice for children and young people using […]
30 January 2023, 12:22 pm

Major plan to recover urgent and emergency care services

The NHS and the government will publish a new blueprint today to help recover urgent and emergency care services, reduce waiting times, and improve patient experience. Frontline capacity will be boosted further thanks to 800 new ambulances, including 100 specialist mental health vehicles, and 5,000 more sustainable hospital beds backed by a £1 billion dedicated […]
30 January 2023, 12:01 am

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 11:55am on Saturday 28 January 2023. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed cold weather alert threshold criteria in any region from midday on Saturday 28 January until further notice. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. […]
28 January 2023, 12:00 pm

NHS drive to reduce ‘no shows’ to help tackle long waits for care

The NHS has this week launched a major drive to reduce hundreds of thousands of missed hospital appointments every month, to help boost the recovery of elective services. As part of the biggest and most ambitious catch-up programme in NHS history, hospitals have been asked to ensure they are sending timely appointment reminders, improving processes […]
28 January 2023, 10:52 am

Handover delays fall despite increase in patients being taken to A&E by ambulance

Ambulance waits outside A&E reduced despite thousands more people being taken to hospital last week and continued pressures across the NHS, new figures show today. The weekly winter data, published today, shows ambulances transported 77,937 patients to A&Es across the country last week, up from 72,009 the week before. Despite the increase in patients, fewer […]
26 January 2023, 10:22 am

NHS issues final call to come forward for COVID booster

The NHS is encouraging people to come forward for their COVID booster before the offer, part of the biggest and most successful programme in health history, ends next month. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has today advised that, thanks to the success of the programme, the offer of an initial booster dose […]
25 January 2023, 5:18 pm

NHS urges women to book a cervical screening as a third don’t take up vital offer

The NHS has issued a call for anyone eligible for cervical screening to come forward for a potentially life-saving appointment, with nearly a third, around 4.6 million, not taking up their latest test. The plea from senior NHS medics comes on the back of the health service sending a record number of invites for cervical […]
23 January 2023, 12:25 pm

Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8:58am on Monday 23 January 2023. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 9am on Monday 23 January and 9am on Friday 27 January in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more […]
23 January 2023, 9:53 am

NHS advice to patients ahead of ambulance strikes tomorrow

Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s ambulance strikes NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said: “As with other ambulance strikes the message to patients remains that it is vital to come forward and seek emergency care if needed. “This includes calling 999 for life threatening emergencies as well as using 111 online for other health needs […]
22 January 2023, 1:22 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 9:09am on Friday 20 January 2023. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 9am on Friday 20 January and 9am on Wednesday 25 January across England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. […]
20 January 2023, 9:19 am