NHS England

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

Provider bulletin: 5 December 2019

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers’ chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries. Contents National Patient Safety Alert: risk of patients ingesting superabsorbent polymer gel granules New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines Deadlines for accounts and monthly monitoring for 2019/20 For action National Patient Safety Alert: […]
5 December 2019, 11:57 am

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.57am on Thursday 5 December 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3.00pm on 5 December 2019 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
5 December 2019, 11:01 am

NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week. Top medics are concerned about the spread of the winter vomiting bug this year […]
5 December 2019, 10:32 am

Video of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common – 28 November 2019

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common was broadcast live on 28 November 2019 as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:
3 December 2019, 2:34 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.10am on Monday 2 December 2019 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00am on Tuesday 3 December and 9.00am on Thursday 5 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]
2 December 2019, 11:07 am

Sunday update on London Bridge incident from NHS London Medical Director

Dr Vin Diwakar, Medical Director for the NHS in London, said: “One of the people injured in the London Bridge incident has now been able to return home. Two people remain in a stable condition and continue to receive expert care in hospital. “I’m sure the public would like to join me in again paying thanks […]
1 December 2019, 12:32 pm

Update on London Bridge incident from the NHS Chief Executive

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said: “We are pleased to be able to report that the condition of the patient who was critically injured in the terrible events at London Bridge yesterday has now improved. While three people remain in hospital, this means two are now stable and a third has less serious injuries. “I would […]
30 November 2019, 4:01 pm

NHS Chief Executive responds to London Bridge terror attack

In response to today’s attack at London Bridge, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said: “Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who responded to this incident, both the extraordinarily brave members of the public and our emergency responders. “As the Met Police have confirmed, sadly two people have died in addition to the suspect. “London Ambulance Service […]
29 November 2019, 9:17 pm

Provider bulletin: 28 November 2019

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers’ chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries. Contents Pensions tax annual allowance and taper Have your frontline staff had their flu jab? New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines Board development webinar: The case for workplace health on the board agenda […]
28 November 2019, 11:52 am

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.06am on Wednesday 27 November 2019 There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather between midnight on Friday 29 November and 9.00am on Monday 2 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]
27 November 2019, 9:33 am