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Modern screening can be more personalised and convenient to save lives says...

Posted On: 16/10/2019

The NHS has the opportunity to upgrade cancer screening to save thousands more lives each year, a major report said today. Leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards was jointly commissioned by NHS chief executive Simon Stevens and Health and Social Care Secretary Matt ... read the rest »

Rough sleepers in homeless hotspots to benefit from NHS mental health outre...

Posted On: 14/10/2019

Towns with high rates of homelessness are set for investment in specialist mental health care, as part of NHS services for rough sleepers across the country. The NHS-funded services in seven parts of the country will bring in new psychiatrists, psychologists and other e... read the rest »

NHS bids to cut up to 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery from hos...

Posted On: 12/10/2019

The NHS will slash the use of plastic in hospital canteens as part of its drive to reduce waste and make hospitals healthier for patients and staff. Major high street names and suppliers including Marks & Spencer and WH Smith are backing the call by NHS chief executive ... read the rest »

NHS taskforce to drive improvements in young people’s hospital menta...

Posted On: 10/10/2019

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today (Thursday October 10th) announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. The NHS Long Term Plan s... read the rest »

Children treated for computer gaming addiction under NHS Long Term Plan

Posted On: 08/10/2019

Children and young adults who are seriously addicted to computer games will now be able to get help on the NHS after the launch of country’s first specialist clinic. The new service is part of the National Centre for Behavioural Addictions which will also provide... read the rest »

NHS whistle-blower support scheme to roll out across the country

Posted On: 08/10/2019

The NHS in England is to roll out dedicated support for members of staff who raise the alarm on unsafe practice. Following successful pilots, the NHS will soon offer practical support to any doctor, nurse, or other worker across the country who needs additional support ... read the rest »

Top pharmacist praises hero of Whaley Bridge dam crisis

Posted On: 03/10/2019

A pharmacist who came to the aid of hundreds of people during the Whaley Bridge crisis, in which a dam threatened to burst and wash away the village under tons of flood water, is being recognised for his heroism. Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Dr Bruce Warner, vis... read the rest »

Video of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common â€...

Posted On: 02/10/2019

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common was broadcast live on 326 September 2019 as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view a recording below: read the rest »

NHS midwives ready for the busiest day for births

Posted On: 25/09/2019

Midwives, nurses and doctors in maternity and birthing units are ‘always standing ready’, as the country sees the annual peak in births today. Thanks to a spike in conceptions over the Christmas holidays, around 2,000 babies are born on 26 September in Engl... read the rest »

NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common – 26 Septemb...

Posted On: 24/09/2019

The next NHS England and NHS Improvement Board meeting will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 from approximately 2.30pm at Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.b... read the rest »