NHS England

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

NHS circus site urges ‘roll up, roll up and get jabbed’

The country’s top GP has urged people to “roll up, roll up” their sleeves and come forward for a COVID jab this weekend, as a circus joins the long list of sites to take part in the NHS COVID vaccination programme. Festivals, beachfronts and football stadiums will transform into vaccination centres as NHS staff and […]
30 July 2021, 11:01 pm

Chief midwife urges pregnant women to get NHS COVID jab

England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the COVID-19 vaccine after new data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab. The new figures, released today, also reveal that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had been admitted to hospital. Since May, […]
29 July 2021, 11:01 pm

Theme park joins NHS COVID vaccine drive

Thorpe Park Resort will today (Thursday) join the roll-call of iconic locations to take part in the NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history and fastest in the world. Theme park staff and visitors will be able to get the life-saving jab by dropping into the pop-up clinic – the home of […]
28 July 2021, 11:01 pm

Amanda Pritchard appointed NHS Chief Executive

Amanda Pritchard has today been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NHS England. Pritchard will be the first woman in the health service’s history to hold the post, which she will take up on Sunday August 1. As NHS chief executive, she will be responsible for an annual budget of more than £130 […]
28 July 2021, 4:28 pm

Vaccine rallying cry to young people as England’s NHS hits 70 million COVID jabs

The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme England has hit another major milestone by delivering 70 million doses of the life-saving COVID jab. Since offering the first dose anywhere in the world outside of clinical trials in December, the health service has averaged almost 10 million doses given each month. The largest vaccination programme in NHS history […]
25 July 2021, 11:00 am

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

Issued at 8:45am on Friday 23 July 2021 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. 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 alert is available on the MET Office website.
23 July 2021, 8:11 am

NHS England proposes new mental health access standards

The NHS is set to take another major step towards improving patient access to mental health services with the introduction of five new waiting time guarantees, under plans set out today. The proposals could ensure that patients requiring urgent care will be seen by community mental health crisis teams within 24 hours of referral, with […]
21 July 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS England announces new Innovative Medicines Fund to fast-track promising new drugs

NHS patients are set to benefit from early access to potentially life-saving new medicines, including cutting-edge gene therapies, thanks to a new Innovative Medicines Fund and £680 million of ringfenced funding, the NHS chief executive has announced today. The Innovative Medicines Fund (IMF) will build upon the success of the reformed Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), […]
20 July 2021, 11:01 pm

Heat-health watch alert: level 3 – heatwave action

Issued at 8:04am on Tuesday 20 July 2021 There is a 90% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between 6am on Tuesday and 9am on Friday 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 […]
20 July 2021, 12:36 pm

NHS workforce more diverse than any point in its history, as health service commits to more action on representation

A first of its kind report looking into race equality among England’s doctors has found that the number from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working for the NHS is the highest on record. New data published as part of the inaugural Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard (MWRES) commissioned by NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens shows […]
20 July 2021, 11:50 am