John Holden

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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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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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 40th update – John Holden

Your feedback We’ve been asked whether NHS England can “look under the bonnet” of the independent report on our recent consultation – for example, can we see the detail of individual responses?  The answer is yes, we can. Our review team has already read every single response that came in, and if we need to […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 39th update – John Holden

I am pleased to announce the publication of the independent report ‘Consultation on draft standards and service specifications for the congenital heart disease service‘ which has been produced by Dialogue by Design. The report has been published on Dialogue by Design’s website. This is an important step in our work to develop standards to improve […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 38th update – John Holden

Nature abhors a vacuum, so I try to keep blogging regularly, in case you think we have gone away or eased up on the work of the review.   We haven’t. But there really is not a lot to report this week in terms of meetings or public notices…… Your feedback We have resumed the pattern […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 37th update – John Holden

Welcome to the first blog for 2015. It’s been a month since the last one – I thought I should allow you to enjoy the festive season in peace! However, the work on the review has not stopped and we continue where we left off. Your feedback From the conversations I’ve had recently I know […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 36th update – John Holden

Your feedback Our consultation on draft standards and service specifications closed on Monday 8 December, and we’ve received more than 500 responses, which are currently being analysed. We will say more about the next steps, and likely timetable, in the new year.  Thank you to everyone who has responded. Patients, families and their representatives The next […]

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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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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 34th update – John Holden

Your feedback We’ve had a query about the data we use to understand activity levels for CHD, and whether we include private patients, or those from the Republic of Ireland, etc. It seems there is some misunderstanding about this, so to help explain our approach we’ve produced a short note which you can read here. […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 33rd update – John Holden

Your feedback We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us through the consultation process: we have been asked about the deadline for returning responses: further information can be found here. Our independent analysts (Dialogue by Design) will analyse the responses we have received to consultation during January […]

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