NHS England

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

Checks for prostate cancer hit all-time high on back of NHS and charity awareness campaign

Record numbers of men are getting checked for prostate cancer thanks to a lifesaving awareness raising campaign, the NHS said today. Urgent referrals for urological cancers reached an all-time high in March this year, with almost 25,000 people (24,331) checked in just one month, following a campaign launched by the NHS and Prostate Cancer UK […]
18 May 2022, 11:01 pm

Hundreds of patients to get life-extending lung cancer drug on the NHS

Hundreds of people with a form of the most common form of lung cancer could survive twice as long with the disease, thanks to a drug now available on the NHS. The drug, durvalumab, can double the overall time someone can survive with an aggressive form of lung cancer from two and a half to […]
13 May 2022, 4:07 pm

Further drop in number of people facing longest waits for NHS care

The NHS performed a record number of diagnostic tests for March while continuing to bring down the number of longest waiters for elective treatment, as part of the most ambitious catch up plan in NHS history, new figures show. The latest monthly performance data, published today, show more than two million diagnostic tests were carried […]
12 May 2022, 8:54 am

NHS fast tracks mental health support for millions of pupils

More than 2.4 million children and young people now have access to mental health support in schools and colleges, thanks to the NHS fast tracking services to help address record demand. The NHS rollout is already one year ahead of schedule – more than 500 teams will be confirmed ahead of the April 2023 ambition […]
10 May 2022, 11:01 pm

Record numbers of disabled staff in senior management roles in the NHS

The number of disabled staff in senior roles in England’s health service has more than doubled over the past three years, helping the NHS better meet the needs of patients. The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard report for 2021, published today – during Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week – shows the proportion of disabled […]
10 May 2022, 11:53 am

NHS announces Clare Panniker as new Regional Director for East of England

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today appointed Clare Panniker as the new Regional Director for the East of England. A former nurse who has spent over 30 years working in the NHS, Clare will join the regional team from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been chief executive since the […]
10 May 2022, 10:30 am

NHS boosts care for mums and babies as hundreds of international midwives recruited

Up to 500 new midwives from around the world are set to join maternity teams across the country under a new NHS England initiative. As part of the NHS’s Maternity Workforce programme and its new Maternity International Recruitment Programme, midwives have been recruited from various countries, including Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Italy, India and the Philippines and […]
7 May 2022, 10:31 am

NHS delivers more than half of spring boosters as latest invites land

Almost three million people (2,831,178) who are the most vulnerable to COVID have had their spring booster jab in the six weeks since the latest phase of the NHS COVID vaccination programme kicked off. The rapid rollout means that the NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in health service history, has protected over […]
5 May 2022, 3:17 pm

NHS rolls out life-saving arthritis drug to treat COVID

The NHS is rolling out a cutting-edge, life-saving COVID treatment from today, which is proven to save lives when given to the most seriously ill COVID patients in hospital. The RECOVERY trial carried out through the NHS found that 13% fewer severely ill patients died of COVID when treated with arthritis drug baricitinib compared to […]
5 May 2022, 2:13 pm

Babies to get new test for eye cancer in the womb to save their sight

A life-saving test that allows doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb is being rolled out by the NHS in England this week. Now, thanks to a new NHS test developed at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, babies identified as being at risk of developing retinoblastoma […]
2 May 2022, 11:01 pm