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One giant step for NHS Citizen – Tim Kelsey

The NHS Citizen project has reached its initial aim – developing a design for how NHS England can improve citizen participation and accountability. This design is a huge step forward for NHS England. As we have said before, the NHS is more than a care-and-repair organisation; it is a social movement. It relies not just […]

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Personal Health Budgets are not all about the money – Jo Fitzgerald

In a moving and intensely personal blog, mother Jo Fitzgerald explains how a personal health budget helped build relationships with healthcare professionals that enabled her severely disabled son Mitchell to not only lead a good life, but also experience a good death: A few weeks ago my beautiful, precious son died; it was perfect. That […]

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The opportunities of person-centred care and support – Martin Routledge

In the second half of his two-part blog Martin Routledge, Director of the Coalition for Collaborative Care, poses a question: So, what else can we all do to make sure that Vanguards and IPC help light the blue touch paper for person-centred care rather than fizzling out like a damp squib? I have read a […]

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Dementia is a challenge to the entire planet – Professor Alistair Burns

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia reports from Geneva on the first World Health Organisation Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia: This landmark meeting brought together senior representatives from 80 countries plus a number of clinical experts, researchers, 80 philanthropic foundations, 45 non-governmental organisations and four UN Agencies to discuss and debate the […]

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Paving the way for citizens to have their say – Olivia Butterworth

NHS England’s Head of Public Voice, Olivia Butterworth, introduces the design of NHS Citizen, which you can see on a new design microsite.   Since July 2013 we have been exploring how NHS England can and should make a step change in how citizens can be actively involved in the decision making of NHS England. That work […]

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Wheelchair users boosted by Change Day – Nigel Acheson

Regional Medical Director Dr Nigel Acheson explains how NHS England is improving services for wheelchair users to help empower their lives and give them opportunities that most other people take for granted: More than a million people in England use wheelchairs – opening opportunities that other people take for granted such as access to education, […]

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A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives. This year marks 33 years since I first joined the register of nurses and midwives, which is now regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and agreed to abide by the Code of professional standards […]

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