Blogs

Reaching the majority – Dr Katie Coleman

The Vice-Chair of Islington CCG and RCGP, and Clinical Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning, explains how we need to capitalise on the enthusiasm of patients, service users and citizens to make person centred care a reality: Wouldn’t it be fantastic if every contact with a health care professional resulted in partnership-working, with people […]

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New moves to tackle Female Genital Mutilation – Vanessa Lodge

This is the time of year when young girls may be taken abroad for female genital mutilation (FGM). Vanessa Lodge, Chair of the national FGM steering group for NHS England, shares advice for preventing the abuse and supporting victims. A great step forward has been taken in protecting those at risk of female genital mutilation. […]

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A new dawn for mental health – Dr Jacqueline Cornish

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood explains why the new programme to improve young people’s mental health services is so vital: This has to be the most exciting but, at the same time, challenging time for Children and Young People’s Mental Health. It is certainly one of the […]

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Being in the vanguard of NHS change – Dr Donal Collins

An initial support package for the 29 New Care Model Vanguards was announced on 31 July. The package has been developed to help the vanguards – who are leading the redesign of health and social care in England – make the changes as quickly and effectively as possible. In the first of a series of […]

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Woah! Hold onto your trousers! – Kath Evans and Alison Tonkin

Kath Evans, NHS England’s Head of Patient Experience, Maternity, Children and Young People, and Dr Alison Tonkin, Head of Higher Education and Access at Stanmore College, extol the importance of creating ‘Űber’ environments to improve experiences of care: #Hellomynameis Kath Evans and during a recent visit to Bristol Children’s Hospital I bumped into Ben who […]

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What’s next for Personal Health Budgets? – Alison Austin

Expo 2015’s pop-up university will hear from Alison Austin, NHS England’s Personalisation & Control Policy Lead, who recently spoke at a Westminster Briefing about the rollout of Personal Health Budgets. Here she shares her passion for putting people with long term conditions and disabilities in direct control of managing their own health: Exciting times lay […]

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Revalidating my view of us as a profession – Paul Jebb

NHS England’s Experience of Care Professional Lead shares his views on the revised Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct and revalidation: Let’s face it, the nursing and midwifery professions have been through some challenging times over the last few years. This has effected not only on how people who need nursing and midwifery care […]

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Caring, sharing and preparing – Hilary Garratt

NHS England’s Director of Nursing looks back on the eight months since the Child Protection – Information Sharing system was launched: Last year, history was made with the launch of the Child Protection – Information Sharing system (CP-IS), the first national system of its kind. CP-IS flags children identified as vulnerable by social services 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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