NHS England

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

Second dose milestone as one third of adults in England receive both jabs

The NHS in England has confirmed that one third of adults in England have now had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Latest data shows that 14,871,208 people aged 18 and over had received their first and second dose of the jab with more than two thirds of adults having already had their first jab. […]
9 May 2021, 12:30 pm

More than a million children given access to NHS mental health support at school

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, as the NHS rapidly expands services to help deal with the huge disruption caused by coronavirus and lockdown. From this year, teams of experts are offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. […]
7 May 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS to offer new drug that halves the risk of cancer returning

A world-leading treatment that halves the risk of lung cancer patients suffering a return of the disease after undergoing treatment, is to be rolled out by NHS England. In a trial of the drug – the first of its kind – around nine out of ten patients treated, remained alive and disease-free after two years […]
7 May 2021, 9:46 am

3D heart scans on the NHS to speed up disease diagnosis

The NHS is rolling out revolutionary technology to diagnose and treat around 100,000 patients with suspected heart disease, five times faster than normal. Known as HeartFlow, the latest innovation delivered as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, turns a regular CT scan of the heart into a 3D image allowing doctors to diagnose life-threating […]
3 May 2021, 11:01 pm

Dozens of unborn babies receive op on NHS to stop paralysis

Dozens of babies with spina bifida have been spared paralysis and other life-limiting conditions after undergoing surgery in the womb in a cutting-edge procedure made available on the NHS. Spina bifida prevents the spine and spinal cord developing properly and can lead to paralysis, bowel, bladder and kidney problems. Operating on babies between 23 and […]
2 May 2021, 8:00 am

120,000 vaccine appointments booked before 9am as stars join forces with NHS to boost vaccine uptake

An all star line up has joined forces with the NHS to encourage people to come forward and get the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine when they are invited in a short film released today. The booster video is released as the NHS has revealed that more than 120,000 appointments for the jab were made yesterday (Friday) […]
30 April 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS to invite all people 40 and over for life saving COVID-19 jab

Everyone aged 40 and over is now being invited to book a life-saving Covid-19 jab as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in the health service’s history, goes from strength to strength. Nearly three quarters of a million appointments were made on Monday and Tuesday as the NHS began inviting 44-year olds followed […]
29 April 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens to stand down this summer

Sir Simon Stevens has today formally notified the NHS England Board of his decision to stand down as planned at the end of July, after more than seven years as NHS chief executive. Sir Simon took up post on 1 April 2014, having first joined the NHS in 1988 through its graduate management programme. In […]
29 April 2021, 1:25 pm

NHS to invite people aged 44 for life saving COVID-19 jab

People aged 44 will be invited to book their COVID-19 jab from today (Monday) as the NHS vaccine programme, the biggest and fastest in its history, continues at pace. England’s top doctor is urging people to come forward for their jab when they are invited do to so. Around half a million 44-year olds will […]
25 April 2021, 11:01 pm

Maggie Keenan praises ‘incredible’ NHS for protecting millions against COVID and encourages everyone to get their second dose when called

Maggie Keenan, who made history when she became the first person in the world to receive an approved COVID-19 jab in December, has praised the hard work of “incredible” NHS staff in delivering the vaccination programme, during a Zoom call with NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens. On the call the 91-year-old grandmother of four […]
22 April 2021, 11:00 am