NHS England

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

NHS launches ‘Op Courage’ veterans’ mental health service

Armed forces veterans suffering a mental health crisis will receive specialist care as part of a new Op Courage service launched by NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens today. Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff will work with military charities to provide therapy, rehab services and, in extreme cases, inpatient care to hundreds of former […]
4 March 2021, 10:00 am

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.57am on Wednesday 3 March 2021. There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 9am on Wednesday 3 March and 9am on Monday 8 March 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 […]
3 March 2021, 9:00 am

NHS invites people aged 60-plus to book life-saving COVID jab

Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have now had their first COVID vaccine, NHS England announced today, as invites to those aged 60 to 63 began landing on doormats. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in the health service’s history, has jabbed more than more than 17 million people in a matter […]
1 March 2021, 12:01 am

NHS invites people aged 60-plus to get life-saving COVID vaccination

Almost two million people aged 60 to 63 will be invited to book a Covid jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, gains fresh momentum. The letters will start landing on doormats tomorrow (Monday) explaining how they can make an appointment to get jabbed through the national booking […]
28 February 2021, 12:01 am

More than a million more people invited to get an NHS COVID jab

Hundreds of thousands of people asked to shield earlier this month are being invited for a COVID jab as the NHS vaccination programme gathers further momentum. Public health officials identified 1.7 million people who are at additional risk from coronavirus earlier this month, with around 600,000 now being invited to book a slot at a […]
26 February 2021, 12:01 am

NHS gives women Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) home testing kits to cut cancer deaths

More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial, NHS England has announced. The swab tests will be posted to women or given out by a GP to increase take-up of screening for the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV), which […]
24 February 2021, 12:01 am

NHS expands mental health support for staff after toughest year in health service history

The NHS is supporting staff who have pushed their minds and bodies to the limit over the last year to look after their mental health, as 40 dedicated support hubs are set to open across the country. As part of the health service response to this pressure, staff will be offered access to evidence-based mental […]
21 February 2021, 5:00 pm

Dr Clifford Mann OBE

NHS England and NHS Improvement is deeply saddened to hear that Dr Clifford Mann OBE, NHS National Clinical Advisor for Accident and Emergency Care, has passed away. Dr Mann joined NHS England and NHS Improvement in 2016 following several years as President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. During his time in senior national […]
21 February 2021, 11:25 am

“Full steam ahead” for NHS vaccination programme as two-thirds of 65-69 year olds already vaccinated

Over two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have now had their first COVID vaccination, after invites went out a week ago, with people aged 64 also set to be called forward this week, NHS England has announced. Anyone aged 65 to 69 who has not been vaccinated is now being urged to […]
21 February 2021, 12:01 am

GP determined to put in personal call to every at-risk patient yet to take up COVID-19 jab offer

A London-based GP is taking the fight against vaccine hesitancy into her own hands by phoning every patient from her surgery who has been offered but not yet accepted their jab, as part of the NHS’ battle against vaccine hesitancy. Dr Farzana Hussain, GP at the Project Surgery in East London, kicked off her drive […]
20 February 2021, 12:01 am