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New draft guidelines to help transform the care of people with learning disabilities

NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Sevices (ADASS) have today published a new draft national framework designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities, shifting services away from hospital care and towards community-based settings. The new draft service model is the latest piece of […]

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NHS launches next step of urgent care review

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners today (Friday) announced eight new vanguards that will launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care for more than nine million people. This comes as NHS England also revealed the success of Regional Major Trauma Networks which, after they were set […]

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Annual Report highlights Five Year Forward View

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, has pointed to the publication of the Five Year Forward View as one of the most significant moments of the past year. He highlights the shared direction of the NHS for the next five years as NHS England publishes its second Annual Report and accounts today. In his introduction to […]

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Takeover Day 2015 here we come! – Kath Evans

As Head of Patient Experience at NHS England for Children, Young People and Maternity, I’m always looking for ways to include children and young people in the commissioning and delivery of services. Colleagues Alice Williams and Nagina Javaid in the Public Voice team are key allies. So, mug of tea in hand, I’m reflecting on […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 42nd update – John Holden

In July 2013 the Board of NHS England accepted responsibility for a new review of CHD services, and outlined the approach we would take.  Almost exactly two years later, on 23 July 2015, we are bringing a report back to our Board, which describes the conclusions of the review, based on the six objectives which […]

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Taskforce report aims to boost cancer survival and transform patient experience

Taskforce report aims to boost cancer survival and transform patient experience  Six strategic priorities have today (Sunday) been recommended by the Independent Cancer Taskforce to help the NHS achieve world-class cancer outcomes. The cancer report outlines how an additional 30,000 patients every year could survive cancer for  10 years or more by 2020. Of these, around […]

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Board meeting – 23 July 2015

The next Board meeting will take place on 23 July 2015, Southside London, at 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest at england.boardattendance@nhs.net. and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Board – which although being held […]

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Gather all people to help improve the NHS – Olivia Butterworth

NHS England’s Head of Public Voice introduces the next stage of NHS Citizen: There have been a few delays – as described in Tim Kelsey’s blog post here – but we are really pleased to announce the start of the next stage of NHS Citizen. NHS England has supported the development of NHS Citizen to establish […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh update on review of professional codes of practice

Following publication of the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, was asked to review the professional codes of practice of doctors and nurses and to ensure that the right incentives are in place to prevent people from covering up, instead of reporting and learning from mistakes. In a letter […]

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