Martin McShane

We are living longer – fact – Dr Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Long-Term Conditions, previews one of Innovation Expo’s central themes: As the population lives longer the likelihood that many of us will end up with a long-term condition is also growing.  So it begs the question, how will the NHS deal with it and how much will it cost? […]

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People powered health* – Dr Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions, sees innovation and people power at work: For a long time I have wanted to visit Dr Amir Hannan in his practice. Finally I managed to drive over the Pennines and find it, tucked away, in Hyde […]

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Parity of Esteem – Dr Martin McShane

There is the apocryphal story of the janitor at NASA who, when asked by the President  what his job was replied, “I help put people on the moon”. How would I reply to that question in my current role? By saying, “I help create high quality care for all”. The NHS, however, faces a series […]

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Learning from those who are doing it – Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Enhancing the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions gives his views on the latest innovations in joined-up care. The ambition for NHS England is to support delivery of high quality care for all. Quality has been defined as a positive patient experience of safe and […]

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Regeneration – Martin McShane

This week the NHS is 65 and NHS England is 3 months old. In 1948, when the NHS was founded, Europe had not long emerged from a war which brought people together in a common cause. My generation has benefited from the vision and commitment that brought about the NHS. When I first started at […]

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Let me tell you a story – Martin McShane

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a woman whose mother had developed vascular dementia. This is a type of dementia caused by problems with blood flow to the brain and is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. This is what I heard. A stroke caused her mother severe difficulty […]

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