Blogs

Experience matters: Yours, mine, ours – Jane Cummings

It was Winston Churchill who said, “The further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see.” For me, the year since my CNO Summit of November 2013 has been shaped by my experiences as a nurse, professional lead, patient and someone whose family members have needed care. More than 30 years […]

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How can prevention become a part of everything we do? – Sabrina Fuller

We all welcomed the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Five Year Forward View launched by Simon Stevens earlier this month. Disease prevention, the role of employers in promoting employee health and the recognition of the increasing significance of obesity to future health are all now priorities for the NHS. This Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 35th update – John Holden

Your feedback We continue to receive your feedback to the consultation and welcome your comments.   Although the “road show” has finished, the consultation period continues until 5pm on 8 December and we are keen to encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us; further details are available here.  More information about the […]

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Towards a new deal for people with long term conditions – Martin Routledge

The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) formally launched today at the Future of Health Conference – a major event in the Health calendar – and addressed this year by NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, following recent publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View. We want this launch to light the blue touch paper for […]

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Realising the greatest asset the NHS has – Dr Martin McShane

On the eve of the 2014 Future of Health Conference, NHS England’s Director for People with Long Term Conditions, Dr Martin McShane, explains why empowering patients is vital: I was speaking at a conference last week and was introduced to Shirley. She was speaking before me, providing the patient’s perspective. Shirley has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary […]

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Be healthy this winter – Jonathon Hope

To mark Self Care Week and its theme this year of “Self Care for Life – Be Healthy This Winter”, Jonathon Hope shares his self-care experience of living long term with renal disease. Fortunately, for most of us, the practical side of winter self-care is pretty straightforward:   Putting a little money aside for the extra […]

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Antimicrobial resistance – a real threat to the future of healthcare – Mike Durkin

On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Dr Mike Durkin, NHS England’s Director of Patient Safety, writes about antimicrobial resistance and what needs to be done to respond to this threat to the future of global healthcare. Each year, 18 November marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an annual continent-wide initiative to raise awareness of how to use […]

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We must all champion for mental health care – Dr Geraldine Strathdee

This week I have the privilege of meeting a group of Local Government mental health champions. Along with thousands of other councillors across the country they see the impact of poor mental health first hand. The champions are keen to improve the prevention and treatment of psychological illness and to work with NHS commissioners who […]

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