NHS England has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that local health and care systems are to receive £250m to ensure the NHS is better prepared for winter. The money will be targeted at local systems which will benefit the most from the extra funding. NHS England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the […]
Take your opportunity to have your say on NHS England’s Urgent and Emergency Care Review before it closes to comments this Sunday (11 August). Please contribute and give us your views.
NHS England has published new information for commissioners on European cross border healthcare. The document sets out the associated roles and responsibilities of NHS England, CCGs and CSUs and summarises the requirements of the EU Directive on cross border healthcare, which becomes UK law in October 2013. EU cross border healthcare: information for commissioners (July […]
NHS England today welcomes the Berwick Report into NHS patient safety, and pledges further action to help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world. Professor Don Berwick, renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister to carry out the review following the publication of the Francis Report into […]
NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings, and National Director for Patient Safety, Dr Mike Durkin, today welcomed the publication of the Berwick Report and pledged further action to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world Professor Don Berwick, a renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister […]
The NHS in London is responding to patient and staff concern at the dip in A&E performance in spring 2013, by focussing on ways to improve the responsiveness of services to those who need them by improving waiting times at A&E, and by improving how community services respond to ensure that patients are seen and treated quickly […]
Since it began in April 2013, NHS England has been working hard to improve transparency and health services for patients. We have produced a short video, highlighting just some of the ways in which we have been doing this.
NHS England has today launched a new scheme inviting applications to oversee the NHS Innovation Fellowship that will help improve patient care and deliver value for money. The NHS Innovation Fellowship will bring together 15 world-class innovators to work with NHS senior leaders, clinicians and Academic Health Science Network leaders to embed and foster a […]
New data from the NHS Friends and Family survey, which asks patients whether they would recommend A&E and inpatient wards to their nearest and dearest based on their own experience, has been released today. The survey, which will grow into the most comprehensive ever undertaken, covers around 4,500 NHS wards and 144 A&E services. It […]
NHS England to oversee transition to new providers of NHS 111 services as NHS Direct gradually withdraws from contracts
NHS England today pledged to support commissioners of NHS 111 services to put in place alternative providers to take over the 111 services provided by NHS Direct to patients. This follows an announcement by NHS Direct that they are seeking to gradually withdraw from their remaining contracts for the NHS 111 service. The decision has […]