NHS England

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

Video of the NHS England Board meeting – 29 March 2018

The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 29 March as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below:
11 April 2018, 3:44 pm

Heart patients among those to benefit as NHS England backs innovation

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from world […]
9 April 2018, 8:49 am

NHS call for nominations to mark Windrush 70th anniversary awards

NHS England is calling on patients, staff, medical teams and the public to nominate NHS workers who deserve special recognition for a Windrush 70 Award. The awards are being hosted to celebrate the 1948 arrival of German cruise liner ‘Empire Windrush’ at Tilbury docks which carried 492 passengers from the West Indies on 22 June. […]
9 April 2018, 7:47 am

ITN productions presents ‘70 years of the NHS’, in collaboration with the NHS

ITN Productions and the NHS are partnering to produce a news and current affairs programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS. Drawing upon ITN’s 63 year heritage in storytelling, ’70 years of the NHS’ will be a long-form, online programme championing the NHS’s achievements since 1948. As well as looking back at the achievements and […]
6 April 2018, 3:28 pm

Pioneering price match scheme frees up millions for frontline care

Doctors have freed up millions of pounds to fund frontline care by banding together to create a pioneering ‘price match’ scheme that drives down the cost of simple items such as anti-embolism stockings and surgical gloves. The clinician-led scheme in Sheffield saw staff and patients work closely across seven hospitals to agree on the best […]
4 April 2018, 7:11 am

NHS action on sugar pays dividends as hospitals slash unhealthy food and drink sales

NHS England action is delivering effective results in the battle against the bulge with a sharp decline in the sales of sugary snacks and drinks and hundreds of millions fewer calories consumed. With the sugar tax looming, the NHS has been leading the way with chief executive Simon Stevens ordering hospitals and suppliers to dramatically […]
3 April 2018, 11:01 pm

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 8.24am on Tuesday 3 April 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3 April 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
3 April 2018, 9:27 am

New ‘one stop shops’ for cancer to speed up diagnosis and save lives

New ‘one stop shops’ designed to speed-up cancer diagnosis and help save lives are being rolled out across the country. Rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are being piloted in ten areas as part of NHS England’s drive to catch cancer early and speed up diagnosis for people with cancer. Each of the centres will operate […]
3 April 2018, 8:04 am

NHS set to breathe new life into patients with chronic lung condition

Patients with a chronic lung condition are set to benefit from a “life-changing” procedure that uses tiny balloons to inflate and compress blockages in the blood vessels, as it will now be routinely available on the NHS. NHS England is funding a pioneering procedure, called balloon pulmonary angioplasty, for patients who suffer from Chronic Thromboembolic […]
1 April 2018, 11:01 pm

NHS England to transform mental health care for military veterans across the country

Hundreds of military veterans are set to benefit from a nationwide scheme to tackle the most complex mental health needs of ex-armed forces personnel, launched today (Sunday 1 April) by NHS England. The Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service has been designed after veterans and their families from across England were invited to tell the […]
1 April 2018, 11:28 am