NHS England

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

Digital tool to help reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital

A new digital portal is being introduced by the NHS and councils which allows health and social care staff to see how many vacancies there are in local care homes, saving hours of time phoning around to check availability and helping people to get the right care or return home as quickly as possible. People […]
14 April 2019, 11:01 pm

GP scheme frees up half a million hours for patients

Successful NHS England programme extended for three more years. An NHS programme has seen GP practices free up more than half a million hours of time for patients in the last year. The Time for Care programme sees surgeries across the country adopt new ways of working like letting patients book appointments sooner, cutting paperwork […]
12 April 2019, 11:01 pm

Last chance to put forward health and care heroes for NHS awards

The country’s top nurse is today urging people across the country to nominate outstanding health and care staff to be celebrated in this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, as the national judging panel is announced. The NHS kicked off its search to celebrate and give national recognition to staff who go above and beyond the call […]
11 April 2019, 10:43 am

NHS thanks staff for record winter performance

NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter, according to official figures published today. The hard work of frontline staff combined with ongoing improvements to how the NHS provides care meant over 380,000 more patients were treated within four hours in Accident and Emergency (A&E) than […]
11 April 2019, 9:59 am

Quit smoking advice for pregnant women in NHS drive to prevent stillbirths

Pregnant women are to be offered specialist stop smoking referrals as part of NHS action to reduce stillbirths, which has already resulted in at least 160 babies’ lives being saved. Following the success of a programme introduced in 2015 which saw 20% fewer babies dying at birth, NHS England has today confirmed that the scheme […]
10 April 2019, 3:51 pm

‘Bowen Bounce’ prompts thousands to seek NHS bowel cancer advice

A top doctor has praised BBC news editor Jeremy Bowen for raising awareness of bowel cancer, saying his actions will help save lives, after the number of people seeking information on the disease from the official NHS website almost trebled. Celia Ingham-Clark, Medical Director for clinical effectiveness at NHS England and a leading bowel specialist, […]
5 April 2019, 12:56 pm

Specialist mental health support for new mums available in every part of England

New and expectant mothers across the country can now access specialist mental health care in the area where they live, NHS England announced today. The landmark rollout of specialist perinatal community services across the whole of England, means that mums and mums-to-be who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other forms of mental ill health should […]
4 April 2019, 4:00 pm

Patients on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme lose almost 60,000kg between them

Patients who have completed the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) have lost almost 60,000kg between them. New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than originally predicted and a total of 59,000kg. The programme, which gives advice […]
1 April 2019, 12:10 pm

NHS Assembly announced to help deliver the Long Term Plan

A neonatal intensive care nurse, a GP who champions work with community groups and prominent disability and learning disability advocates are among people from across the country appointed to a new forum which will support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Building on the collaborative approach to developing the Long Term Plan, the NHS […]
28 March 2019, 2:52 pm

NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common – 28 March 2019

The next NHS England and NHS Improvement Board meeting will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019 from approximately 2.00pm 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 […]
26 March 2019, 6:00 pm