NHS England

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

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

Issued at 09.26am on Wednesday 21 August 2019 There is a 70% probability of heat health criteria being met between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Tuesday 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 […]
21 August 2019, 9:37 am

Life-changing drug to stop deadly bleeding available on the NHS

NHS England is to fund a life changing treatment for thousands of people with severe Haemophilia, which will dramatically cut their risk of life-threatening bleeds and reduce treatment time. The new treatment is part of a package of measures set out in the NHS Long Term Plan which will save lives through access to the […]
20 August 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS race equality team in line for 2019 HSJ Awards

A national team working to ensure the NHS is a good place to work for people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds has been recognised for its actions and achievements over the last twelve months. NHS England and Improvement’s Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) team has been shortlisted for the ‘Workforce Initiative of the Year’ […]
20 August 2019, 2:48 pm

New NHS plan to help patients avoid long hospital stays

Action to help tens of thousands more people avoid lengthy spells in hospital is being rolled out nationwide as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS doctors, nurses and other staff are being encouraged to ask themselves ‘Why not home? Why not today?’ when planning care for patients recovering from an operation or illness, […]
19 August 2019, 1:35 pm

Hundreds of lives saved through new tech to spot sepsis

The NHS has saved hundreds of people from sepsis thanks to better use of digital technology in hospitals. In a major nationwide push to tackle the condition, including a one hour identification and treatment ambition, new ‘alert and action’ technology is being introduced which uses algorithms to read patients’ vital signs and alert medics to […]
17 August 2019, 11:01 pm

England’s top doc backs team GB for transplant games success

England’s top doctor, Professor Stephen Powis, has sent a message of support to Team GB athletes competing in the World Transplant Games this weekend, and joined with them in thanking the donors and skilled NHS teams who made it possible. The NHS’ national medical director, who worked as a kidney transplant specialist, also revealed that […]
16 August 2019, 11:01 pm

Improved NHS care for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease to save 2,500 hospital trips

People living with brain and nerve conditions like Parkinson’s could benefit from quicker diagnosis and better coordinated care as part of a new NHS initiative, which is also set to free up millions of pounds to reinvest in patient care. NHS experts have joined forces with seven leading charities to produce a toolkit that will […]
16 August 2019, 8:22 am

NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students get their A-level results today, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing. The NHS has worked with universities to offer more than 7,000 extra nursing places in higher education from this September, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to build a […]
15 August 2019, 2:06 pm

Digital diabetes prevention rolled out as part of NHS Long Term Plan

Thousands of people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support to prevent them developing the condition as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. In pilot schemes, offering convenient, 24/7 access to online advice significantly boosted the numbers taking up the flagship Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP). Almost seven in 10 […]
11 August 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS announces top clinician and independent expert to oversee review into death of Oliver McGowan

A leading expert on learning disability services will work with a respected NHS leader to review the circumstances and lessons of the death of Oliver McGowan, a young teenager with learning disabilities. The NHS has today announced that Dr. Celia Ingham Clark MBE, England’s medical director for professional leadership and clinical effectiveness, will oversee the […]
7 August 2019, 7:00 am