NHS England

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

NHS launches awareness drive as ‘giant lung roadshow’ targets England’s cancer hotspots

The NHS will be touring England’s lung cancer hotspots with giant inflatable lungs and specialist teams of volunteers, in a bid to catch more cancers early and giving the best chance of successful treatment. Thousands of people are expected to see the 12 foot-high lungs in communities across the country – including in supermarkets, shopping […]
29 September 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS urges parents to book children in for essential MMR vaccination

Parents and carers of children are being reminded of the importance of routine vaccinations, with hundreds of thousands of texts, emails and letters being sent from this week encouraging families to book their child in for an MMR vaccine. The NHS is contacting parents and carers of around 740,000 children aged between one and six […]
25 September 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS delivers 2.1 million Covid autumn boosters

The NHS Covid vaccination programme is off to a ‘flying start’ with 2.1 million autumn boosters delivered in just over a fortnight, and 1.35 million last week alone. NHS chiefs are urging people to get vaccinated without delay ahead of a potential ‘twindemic’ of Covid-19 and flu this winter. Chelsea Pensioners are among those who […]
23 September 2022, 11:01 pm

Comment from NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard following the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen

Amanda Pritchard, NHS chief executive, said: “Her Majesty the Queen gave steadfast support to the NHS throughout her reign and in return she had the admiration and respect of staff right across the health service for her leadership, wisdom and devotion to duty. “Receiving the George Cross from Her Majesty earlier this year was the […]
19 September 2022, 2:04 pm

NHS staff help patients pay tribute to the Queen

Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff working over the Bank Holiday will help patients mark Queen Elizabeth II funeral in hospitals across England. Urgent and emergency services will continue to be available on the Bank Holiday, including urgent dental and GP appointments, to enable the public to access NHS services the way they do every […]
16 September 2022, 11:01 pm

Over 65s can now book autumn COVID booster

People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today, meaning five million more people can now top up their protection ahead of winter. The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant women, with bookings able to be […]
11 September 2022, 11:01 pm

Statement from Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England

Statement from Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England: I know I speak on behalf of the whole NHS when I say how incredibly saddened we are by the news Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. The Queen dedicated her life to public service and it was our proudest moment when she awarded NHS […]
8 September 2022, 6:12 pm

NHS delivers on elective recovery plan with progress on treatment and tests

The number of patients waiting for tests and checks has fallen for the third month in a row – and is at the lowest level since the NHS launched its elective recovery plan, the biggest, most ambitious catch up programme in health history. New figures today show that there were 1,521,711 patients waiting for diagnostic […]
8 September 2022, 10:01 am

Millions now able to book their autumn booster

From today (7 September 2022), around four million people most vulnerable to Covid-19 will start to be invited to book in their autumn booster vaccine as the NHS’ National Booking Service launches appointments for Autumn boosters. The National Booking Service will go live this morning with frontline health and care workers, immunosuppressed people, and people […]
6 September 2022, 11:01 pm

NHS COVID-19 vaccine bookings to open to millions of people as autumn booster campaign kicks off

The lifesaving autumn booster rollout kicks off in care homes in England today, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme moves to the next phase. From Wednesday, around seven million people, including people aged 75 and over, people who are immunosuppressed and health and care workers will be able to book in online or by calling […]
4 September 2022, 11:01 pm