NHS England

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    Video of the NHS England Board meeting – 30 November 2017

    13 December 2017, 3:32 pm
    The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 30 November as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:  


    NHS welcomes “important improvements” for race equality in health service workforce

    13 December 2017, 9:40 am
    The Chief Executive of NHS England has today welcomed signs of progress in tackling discrimination among health service staff, but warned of “hard work still ahead” in improving equality for all its workers. Simon Stevens’ comments come as the NHS publishes today its latest annual report into race equality. The audit provides a comprehensive assessment […]


    Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

    13 December 2017, 9:38 am
    Issued at 9:16am on Wednesday 13 December 2017 There is a 90 percent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow at times between 9.00am on Wednesday 13 December and 3.00pm on Sunday 17 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find […]


    NHS England warns of increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the days immediately following a cold snap

    11 December 2017, 11:59 am
    As temperatures reach below freezing, NHS England is today advising the public on ways of staying well this winter, as the number of people being admitted to A&E is likely to increase significantly due to the cold weather. NHS England warned that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a cold snap and that accounts for […]


    Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

    11 December 2017, 9:16 am
    Issued at 8.50am on Monday 11 December 2017 There is a 90 percent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Monday 11 December and 9am on Thursday 14 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more […]


    Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

    7 December 2017, 9:34 am
    Issued at 8:25am on Thursday 7 December 2017 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 8.00am on Thursday 7 December and 6.00am on Wednesday 13 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out […]


    Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

    6 December 2017, 9:01 am
    Issued at 8:29am on Wednesday 6 December 2017 There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9.00am on Thursday 7 December and 8.00am on Tuesday 12 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out […]


    Cold weather alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

    4 December 2017, 10:25 am
    Issued at 9:03am on Monday 4 December 2017 There is an 70 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 8.00am on Thursday 7 December and 8.00am on Sunday 10 December parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about […]


    Cold weather alert: level 1 – winter preparedness and action

    2 December 2017, 11:48 am
    Issued at 9.00am Saturday 2 December 2017 Temperatures or weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9.00am Saturday 2 December 2017 until further notice. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]


    1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year

    2 December 2017, 12:01 am
    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began treatment, a 32,000 rise on patient numbers from the year […]