News

New moves to tackle Female Genital Mutilation – Vanessa Lodge

This is the time of year when young girls may be taken abroad for female genital mutilation (FGM). Vanessa Lodge, Chair of the national FGM steering group for NHS England, shares advice for preventing the abuse and supporting victims. A great step forward has been taken in protecting those at risk of female genital mutilation. […]

Read more

A new dawn for mental health – Dr Jacqueline Cornish

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood explains why the new programme to improve young people’s mental health services is so vital: This has to be the most exciting but, at the same time, challenging time for Children and Young People’s Mental Health. It is certainly one of the […]

Read more

Being in the vanguard of NHS change – Dr Donal Collins

An initial support package for the 29 New Care Model Vanguards was announced on 31 July. The package has been developed to help the vanguards – who are leading the redesign of health and social care in England – make the changes as quickly and effectively as possible. In the first of a series of […]

Read more

Three more years for Sir Malcolm

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant has been re-appointed as Chair of NHS England. Sir Malcolm, who originally took up the post in 2011 as founding chairman of the NHS Commissioning Board which subsequently changed its name to NHS England in 2013, will continue in his role from the end of October for another three years. He […]

Read more

Vanguard support package launched

The NHS Five Year Forward View partners have today (31 July 2015) published an initial support package for the new models of care vanguards which were launched in March 2015. The 29 vanguards, local NHS and care consortiums which are leading on developing new and better ways of providing care to act as blueprints for […]

Read more

Woah! Hold onto your trousers! – Kath Evans and Alison Tonkin

Kath Evans, NHS England’s Head of Patient Experience, Maternity, Children and Young People, and Dr Alison Tonkin, Head of Higher Education and Access at Stanmore College, extol the importance of creating ‘Űber’ environments to improve experiences of care: #Hellomynameis Kath Evans and during a recent visit to Bristol Children’s Hospital I bumped into Ben who […]

Read more

CCG Bulletin: Issue 91

Publications gateway number: 03841 Featured Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) programme: data collection NHS England is leading a Department of Health funded project to backfill 12 Violence Reduction Nurses, to work one day a week during 2015/16. Nurses will promote data gathering on violence-related admissions within their trust and support up to 20 others across […]

Read more

What’s next for Personal Health Budgets? – Alison Austin

Expo 2015’s pop-up university will hear from Alison Austin, NHS England’s Personalisation & Control Policy Lead, who recently spoke at a Westminster Briefing about the rollout of Personal Health Budgets. Here she shares her passion for putting people with long term conditions and disabilities in direct control of managing their own health: Exciting times lay […]

Read more