NHS England

Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations
  1. Although many home nations fans might find sitting through this year’s rugby world cup matches a little too nerve-racking at times, the NHS says watching the sport can actually be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the world’s top rugby nations prepare for their first matches in Japan, England’s top dementia doctor says […]
  2. The chief executive of the NHS in England has called on all social media firm to crack down on potentially harmful material after two of the biggest sites confirm they plan to act on health service demands for action. Facebook and Instagram have announced that they will remove posts promoting ‘miracle’ cures and get-slim-quick products, […]
  3. Last month the independent Scottish Medicines Consortium assessed that Vertex’s ‘justification of the treatment’s [Orkambi and Symkevi] costs in relation to its health benefits was not sufficient’: meaning the company was charging an unreasonably high price for its product. Vertex has rejected the health service’s offer, which would give access to the treatment for people […]
  4. Hundreds of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be able to access expert care, support and treatment earlier thanks to a new network of NHS ‘one stop shop’ clinics being launched today. More than 1,300 women over 18 are expected to benefit from the highly specialised FGM support being rolled out to eight new […]
  5. Children in England with a rare condition which leads to early death are set to receive treatment on the NHS, after the health service struck a deal with manufacturers. Young people with Batten Disease – an incurable illness which affects the nervous system, causing seizures, visual impairment, mobility loss and early death – will now […]