NHS England

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

    New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer

    18 October 2017, 9:25 am
    The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report published today by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme. The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the period 2016/18 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over the next two years […]

    NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay

    16 October 2017, 10:29 am
    Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]

    NHS leaders unveil action to boost flu vaccination and manage winter pressures

    12 October 2017, 9:29 am
    NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

    Half of adults aged 55 and over have experienced common mental health problems, say Age UK

    6 October 2017, 10:18 am
    The charity is joining forces with NHS England to encourage older people to seek help and is calling on GPs to spot the warning signs. Nearly half of adults (7.7million) aged 55+ say they have experienced depression and around the same number (7.3 million) have suffered with anxiety, according to new YouGov research for the […]

    NHS England appoints senior local government leader as National Learning Disability Director

    5 October 2017, 2:28 pm
    NHS England has today announced the appointment of Ray James as its first National Learning Disability Director, to drive improvement across the country on services to people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Ray is the former national president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the long-standing executive director […]

    Video of the NHS England Board meeting – 28 September 2017

    4 October 2017, 1:43 pm
    The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 28 September as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:

    New guidance for community pharmacies claiming quality payments

    2 October 2017, 11:17 am
    NHS England has issued new guidance for community pharmacies wishing to claim payments this year under the Quality Payments Scheme. The scheme financially rewards community pharmacies for improving the quality of care for patients by meeting a number of criteria centred on themes of clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience. These include: becoming accredited […]

    Home-testing kits that detect bowel cancer could almost halve invasive examinations by 2020

    29 September 2017, 12:29 pm
    A major NHS England funded study is expected to almost halve the number of invasive procedures by 2020 by improving the accuracy of home-testing kits that detect bowel cancer from invisible amounts of blood. This could mean more than 100,000 NHS patients in England avoid the need for uncomfortable colonoscopies each year by first getting […]

    NHS England to help tackle rising costs of GP indemnity with £10 million boost

    28 September 2017, 11:35 am
    NHS England has today announced at its Public Board meeting plans to help strengthen out-of-hours GP services during the winter period by making £10 million available for indemnity costs. Last winter an extra 80,000 GP sessions took place thanks to NHS England’s indemnity scheme, and this year, with an increased budget, it is anticipated even […]

    Watch the live video stream of NHS England’s Board meeting

    27 September 2017, 2:27 pm
    Taking place on Thursday 28 September 2017, NHS England, Skipton House, London, at 10.45am. View a live stream of the Board meeting Take a look at the Board papers