RSS NHS England

  • Checks for prostate cancer hit all-time high on back of NHS and charity awareness campaign May 18, 2022
    Record numbers of men are getting checked for prostate cancer thanks to a lifesaving awareness raising campaign, the NHS said today. Urgent referrals for urological cancers reached an all-time high in March this year, with almost 25,000 people (24,331) checked in just one month, following a campaign launched by the NHS and Prostate Cancer UK […]
  • Hundreds of patients to get life-extending lung cancer drug on the NHS May 13, 2022
    Hundreds of people with a form of the most common form of lung cancer could survive twice as long with the disease, thanks to a drug now available on the NHS. The drug, durvalumab, can double the overall time someone can survive with an aggressive form of lung cancer from two and a half to […]
  • Further drop in number of people facing longest waits for NHS care May 12, 2022
    The NHS performed a record number of diagnostic tests for March while continuing to bring down the number of longest waiters for elective treatment, as part of the most ambitious catch up plan in NHS history, new figures show. The latest monthly performance data, published today, show more than two million diagnostic tests were carried […]
  • NHS fast tracks mental health support for millions of pupils May 10, 2022
    More than 2.4 million children and young people now have access to mental health support in schools and colleges, thanks to the NHS fast tracking services to help address record demand. The NHS rollout is already one year ahead of schedule – more than 500 teams will be confirmed ahead of the April 2023 ambition […]
  • Record numbers of disabled staff in senior management roles in the NHS May 10, 2022
    The number of disabled staff in senior roles in England’s health service has more than doubled over the past three years, helping the NHS better meet the needs of patients. The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard report for 2021, published today – during Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week – shows the proportion of disabled […]
  • NHS announces Clare Panniker as new Regional Director for East of England May 10, 2022
    NHS England and NHS Improvement have today appointed Clare Panniker as the new Regional Director for the East of England. A former nurse who has spent over 30 years working in the NHS, Clare will join the regional team from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been chief executive since the […]
  • NHS boosts care for mums and babies as hundreds of international midwives recruited May 7, 2022
    Up to 500 new midwives from around the world are set to join maternity teams across the country under a new NHS England initiative. As part of the NHS’s Maternity Workforce programme and its new Maternity International Recruitment Programme, midwives have been recruited from various countries, including Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Italy, India and the Philippines and […]
  • NHS delivers more than half of spring boosters as latest invites land May 5, 2022
    Almost three million people (2,831,178) who are the most vulnerable to COVID have had their spring booster jab in the six weeks since the latest phase of the NHS COVID vaccination programme kicked off. The rapid rollout means that the NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in health service history, has protected over […]
  • NHS rolls out life-saving arthritis drug to treat COVID May 5, 2022
    The NHS is rolling out a cutting-edge, life-saving COVID treatment from today, which is proven to save lives when given to the most seriously ill COVID patients in hospital. The RECOVERY trial carried out through the NHS found that 13% fewer severely ill patients died of COVID when treated with arthritis drug baricitinib compared to […]
  • Babies to get new test for eye cancer in the womb to save their sight May 2, 2022
    A life-saving test that allows doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb is being rolled out by the NHS in England this week. Now, thanks to a new NHS test developed at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, babies identified as being at risk of developing retinoblastoma […]