Blogs

The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 41st update – John Holden

Your feedback Welcome back!  One or two of you said you missed the blog during the restricted election period so – by “massive public demand” – it’s back.  We have been continuing the work of the review, finalising the proposed standards, discussing with providers how the standards could be met, and working ever more closely […]

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Treating mind and body together – Dr Geraldine Strathdee

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, who is among the speakers at the Health+Care Commissioning Show, examines the need for integrated care: Integration is now one of the most commonly used words today in healthcare. The Five Year Forward View sets out the principles of integration: the integration of physical and mental health, […]

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Diagnosis and treatment for our system of care – Dr Martin McShane

NHS England’s Director for Long Term Conditions, who is among the speakers at the Health+Care Commissioning Show, examines the need for new models of care: William Osler, apart from his eponymous conditions, was famed for his teaching and his aphorisms. One of my favourites is: “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis”. […]

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Just beat it! Tackling diabetes in County Durham – Stewart Doyle

As part of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme launched in March – the first at-scale national evidence-based programme to stop people developing Type 2 diabetes – seven areas of the country began testing different approaches to tackling the issue. Stewart Doyle outlines the work of the Durham demonstrator site: We decided to apply as a […]

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Bring us your experiences of maternity services – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The National Maternity Review is led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege. At its latest meeting the review team discussed vital work gathering wide ranging views of maternity services: The national maternity review is gathering pace. This week I am thrilled to be visiting Sweden and Denmark with review members to see what we can learn from […]

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Working to deliver the care mental health patients deserve – Dr Geraldine Strathdee

In the second of two blogs, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, takes a further look at crisis care innovations in action: The commitment to change, the numerous examples of innovation and transformation  and the willingness to share best practice across the country gives real hope that significant progress to mental health crisis […]

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Disease prevention is vital to a sustainable NHS – Dr Harpreet Sood

The Senior Fellow to the Chair and Chief Executive’s Office of NHS England gives an update on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) Provider Information Day and explains why it is so important to future health care:   The NHS Five Year Forward View has suggested different approaches are needed to ensure the future sustainability […]

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Moving forward together – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England gives her message for the way ahead to the Royal College of Nursing’s Congress in Bournemouth: The scale of this event, and the breadth of topics being covered, show what a wide-ranging role it is to be a nurse, and the number of areas where our profession is making […]

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