Latest blog posts from NHS England


Rare Disease Day 2024: harnessing genomic medicine and cutting-edge treatments to improve outcomes for patients with rare conditions

This year, Rare Diseases Day falls on 29 February, the rarest day in the calendar, and presents an opportunity to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 conditions that affect over 3.5 million people in the UK. Here at NHS England, we are working to provide the most effective diagnosis and treatment services for patients […]

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Streamlined hearing care: from GP referral to community pharmacy treatment

Basit Abdul, a Healthcare Scientist from the Pharmacy Integration Fund at NHS England, explains how a pilot programme in London is a shining example of how new technologies can be used to improve hearing care in the community. Hearing health is essential to our wellbeing, connecting us with the world and enriching our social interactions. […]

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Healthier lives in Leicester: why tackling health inequalities sits at the heart of our new trust strategy

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), discusses tackling health inequalities in Leicester and the surrounding region, which hosts one of the most diverse and dynamic populations in England. At UHL, we are proud to serve one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the country. Over 95 […]

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Rolling out targeted lung health checks

When I was asked in 2019 to help roll out the targeted lung health checks it was an exciting moment. As a general practitioner, I relished this fantastic opportunity to support the move to proactive care and prevent long term or terminal ill health. My team and I, working in a place-based partnership, were able […]

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NHS Genomic Networks of Excellence – a transformative new approach to healthcare challenges in the NHS

“Our vision is that the power of genomics in predicting, preventing and diagnosing disease, and targeting treatment is accessible to all as part of routine care in the NHS.” This is the first line from the Accelerating Genomic Medicine in the NHS strategy published at the inaugural NHS Genomics Healthcare Summit in late 2022. Just […]

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