NHS England

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

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.28am on Wednesday 2 December 2020 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 6pm on Wednesday 2 December and 12pm on Monday 7 Deccember in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. More details about this […]
2 December 2020, 10:37 am

Deterioration due to rapid offload of pleural effusion fluid from chest drains

A joint National Patient Safety Alert has been issued by the NHS England and NHS Improvement National Patient Safety Team, British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), on the risk of deterioration due to rapid offload of pleural effusion fluid from chest drains. National Patient Safety Alert – Deterioration due to […]
1 December 2020, 10:05 am

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 09.31am on Sunday 29 November 2020 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 29 November 2020 10.0oam until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
30 November 2020, 11:13 am

NHS to pilot potentially revolutionary blood test that detects more than 50 cancers

An innovative blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. The Galleri blood test, developed by GRAIL, can detect early stage cancers through a simple blood test, and will be piloted with 165,000 patients in […]
27 November 2020, 12:01 am

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.59am on Thursday 26 November 2020 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00pm on Thursday 26 November and 6.00am on Monday 30 November 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 well this […]
26 November 2020, 11:11 am

Health and care heroes honoured in regional NHS Parliamentary Awards

Doctors and nurses working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme launched this year and the research team working on the COVID-19 vaccine have all been recognised in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today. MPs and NHS […]
23 November 2020, 8:57 am

NHS statement on Spending Review funding announcement

Below is a comment from the NHS on today’s announcement by the government of funding for the health service. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “As well as caring for seriously ill and vulnerable coronavirus patients, our hardworking nurses, doctors, therapists and other NHS staff are looking after many other patients, some of whose care […]
22 November 2020, 12:45 pm

NHS urges people with mental health worries to seek help

People with mental health worries are being urged to seek help in a new phase of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign. Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that coronavirus is making problems more common. Now a new NHS campaign will […]
17 November 2020, 1:19 pm

NHS launches 40 ‘long COVID’ clinics to tackle persistent symptoms

The NHS will launch a network of more than 40 ‘long COVID’ specialist clinics within weeks to help thousands of patients suffering debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected. The clinics, due to start opening at the end of November, will bring together doctors, nurses, therapist and other NHS staff to physical and […]
15 November 2020, 12:01 am

More support for pregnant women and people with a learning disability with diabetes

Thousands more people with diabetes will no longer need to do painful finger prick tests and instead will have life changing technology to help manage their condition on the NHS. Pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes will be able to access a Continuous Glucose Monitor for 12 months, which automatically alerts users if their blood […]
13 November 2020, 4:44 pm