New ambulance standards

A new way of working for ambulance services will be implemented across the country to make sure patients get the right response, first time.

This is following the largest clinical ambulance trial in the world and will update a decades old system. The demand for ambulance services is increasing every year but despite this, the way ambulance care is provided has broadly stayed the same.

These changes focus on making sure the best, high quality, most appropriate response is provided for each patient first time.

News and blogs

NHS England launches action plan to drive out wasteful and ineffective drug prescriptions, saving NHS over £190 million a year

NHS England has today published detailed plans – drawn up with family doctors and pharmacists – to cut out prescriptions for ineffective, over-priced and low value treatments. Helping to trim hundreds of millions from the nation’s rapidly growing drugs bill will create headroom to reinvest all savings in newer and more effective NHS medicines and […]

Doctor talking to patient

Primary care

GPs and practice teams provide vital services for patients. They are at the heart of our communities, the foundation of the NHS.

Muddy fundraising

Cancer

Cancer outcomes have improved notably over recent years, including survival rates, which have never been higher.

Father and son

Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

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