NHS England

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NHS announces independent review into gender identity services for children and young people

The NHS has today announced that Dr Hilary Cass OBE, former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, will lead an independent review into gender identity services for children and young people. The review will be wide-ranging in scope looking into several aspects of gender identity services, with a focus on how […]
22 September 2020, 2:44 pm

Nursing boost for England’s NHS

Hospitals, mental health and community trusts in England are set to receive a multi million-pound boost to help recruit thousands more nurses. With the NHS continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing all routine services back online and preparing for winter, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Ruth May, has written to nurse leaders setting out […]
21 September 2020, 12:42 pm

‘Most vital ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive launched

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers this week. This comes alongside an expanded flu vaccination programme for both the public and frontline health and social […]
16 September 2020, 9:33 am

Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 11.00am on Monday 14 September 2020 There is a 60% probability of heat-health criteria being met between midday on Monday and 9am on Wednesday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather […]
14 September 2020, 12:12 pm

Training for barbers to spot warning signs of mental health problems

Community initiatives including mental health first aid training for barbers, and counselling for bereaved relatives, are set to benefit from a £10 million funding boost. A dedicated support package has been provided to local NHS, public health teams and voluntary organisations across England to strengthen suicide prevention plans and provide practical and emotional support to […]
13 September 2020, 9:00 am

Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation. National Patient Safety Alert – Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation About this alert Foreign body aspiration can occur if loose items are unintentionally introduced into the airway during […]
1 September 2020, 9:10 am

Thousands to benefit from soups and shakes diet on the NHS from today

From today thousands of people will be able to access NHS soup and shake weight-loss plans to tackle type 2 diabetes. The diet and lifestyle plans have been shown to put Type 2 diabetes into remission for people recently diagnosed with the condition, and will now be provided to 5,000 more patients in 10 areas […]
31 August 2020, 11:01 pm

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a partnership with the NHS and the Stroke Association provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days following hospital discharge, without having to leave the house. Experts have said that […]
30 August 2020, 11:01 pm

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join the healthcare profession. UCAS figures show that there […]
27 August 2020, 2:40 pm

Landmark NHS deal to open up access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

From today thousands of NHS cystic fibrosis patients in England can benefit from a ‘transformative’ treatment for cystic fibrosis. NHS patients will be among the first in Europe to be prescribed Kaftrio, which significantly improves lung function, helping people with cystic fibrosis to breathe more easily and enhancing their overall quality of life. The treatment […]
21 August 2020, 2:04 pm