NHS England

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

NHS England welcomes leading genetics expert to its board

NHS England’s Chair, Lord David Prior, has today welcomed the appointment of one of the country’s leading experts in genetics and personalised medicine to the organisation’s board. Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a non-executive director of NHS England. Among other posts, he is the David Weatherall Chair […]
11 December 2018, 12:43 pm

NHS England and NHS Improvement announce new senior leadership posts

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today announced a new joint senior leadership team – the NHS Executive Group. As part of closer working arrangements between the two organisations, NHS England and NHS Improvement will share the new combined management group chaired by the two chief executives. Appointments to the new NHS Executive Group are: […]
11 December 2018, 10:12 am

Mental health nurses and paramedics to respond together to reduce avoidable hospital admissions

Thousands of Londoners experiencing a mental health crisis will be sent a specialist nurse and a paramedic in a car on blue lights. By responding together, the specialist ambulance crew is expected to reduce mental health hospital admissions from 58,000 to 30,000 per year once it is rolled out across the capital. The London Ambulance […]
7 December 2018, 8:22 am

First NHS cancer patient to begin treatment with state of the art proton beam therapy in Manchester

The NHS’s national cancer director will today announce that an NHS state of the art proton beam therapy machine for cancer is set to treat the first patient in England at The Christie in Manchester this month, marking a major milestone for NHS care. Speaking at Britain Against Cancer in London, Cally Palmer will also […]
4 December 2018, 11:02 am

Partners of new mums with mental illness set to get targeted support on the NHS

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced today (2 December 2018). In the landmark move, the partners of pregnant women and new mothers who are themselves suffering from anxiety, depression or more severe disorders such as psychosis […]
3 December 2018, 11:32 am

Very low calorie diets part of NHS action to tackle growing obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemic

Hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action set out by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, today. Very low calorie diets that have been shown to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission in those recently diagnosed with the condition will be trialled […]
30 November 2018, 12:01 am

GPs stopped from prescribing gluten free pizzas, cakes and biscuits

NHS England will today consider guidance to GPs about a ban on gluten free pizzas, cakes and biscuits and set out plans to curb other low priority items such as silk garments and bath oils in moves that could save almost £70 million a year. NHS England has already ordered an end to the routine […]
28 November 2018, 1:19 pm

NHS England’s Board meeting – 28 November 2018

The next NHS England Board meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 from approximately 11.00am at Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.boardattendance@nhs.net and let us know if you have any specific requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the […]
27 November 2018, 3:34 pm

Watch the live video stream of NHS England’s Board meeting

Taking place on Wednesday 28 November from approximately 11am at Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH. View a live stream of the Board meeting Take a look at the Board papers
27 November 2018, 2:37 pm

First children with cancer to begin treatment with revolutionary CAR-T therapy

The first children to receive a game-changing personalised therapy for cancer will start treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London this week. A second centre, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, is also ready to start treating children with a rare form of leukaemia while a third, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is expected […]
27 November 2018, 8:01 am