Latest blog posts from NHS England


Uncovering innovations to unlock a healthier future

Today, we have launched a new call for innovations to both reduce carbon emissions and drive improvements in care for patients, in partnership with SBRI Healthcare. Air pollution in London led to more than 1,700 hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions between 2017-2019.  More than 13 million deaths around the world each year are […]

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Why working with patient groups is critical for providing effective treatments and services

When there are limited options available for treating a rare disease, new therapies can transform care for patients with the condition. For young children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and wasting, NHS England has managed to secure three treatments in less than three years, where previously […]

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Developing aspiring ethnic minority nursing and midwifery leaders

The Midlands Developing Aspirant Ethnic Minority Nursing and Midwifery Leaders Programme is a new, innovative regional pilot scheme designed by ethnic minority nurses and midwives for ethnic minority nurses and midwives. Miriam Coffie and Tom Warner explain how the programme works and its contribution to reducing healthcare inequalities. Nearly a quarter of nurses and midwives […]

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South Asian Heritage Month – My journey of empire

South Asian Heritage Month is underway and the theme for 2022 is ‘Journeys of Empire’. Although the migration of South Asians to the UK goes back many centuries, numbers grew significantly during the 50s, 60s and 70s. To support the newly formed NHS, more than 18,000 doctors and medical staff travelled to England from former […]

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Clinical summits will help you become the next virtual ward innovators

Today (4 August) we launched details of our upcoming clinical summits for those involved in setting up or expanding virtual wards. This innovative approach to delivering hospital care at home is already benefiting thousands of people across England. Dr Shelagh O’Riordan, Consultant Community Geriatrician and Professional Advisor at NHS England shares her tips on how […]

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World Hepatitis Day 2022: Marking the start of the final leg in the race to eliminate hepatitis C

The global race to eliminate hepatitis C is picking up pace and urgency. In England, we stand a strong chance of winning ‘gold’ due to the wide-ranging reach of NHS England’s Hepatitis C (HCV) Elimination Programme. Since 2015, the programme has worked tirelessly with partners in the government, charitable and pharmaceutical sectors to deliver a […]

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