NHS England blogs – please note that the opinions expressed in these blogs are the authors’ own views, and not necessarily those of NHS England.


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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Tasked with delivering real change – Paul Farmer

It’s a sign of the changing times that the NHS has set up a mental health taskforce, and I am really pleased to be its independent chair. As we get towards the end of this Parliament, there can be no doubt that awareness of mental health as an issue has grown in visibility and significance. […]

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Compassionate Care Awards will be my legacy – Kate Granger

Expo 2014 marked the launch of something I am perhaps most proud of on this surreal journey we have been travelling for the past couple of years. The inaugural Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care were to be presented by myself at the event and, while I had been in hospital a few weeks beforehand, […]

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A nursing home? I don’t think so – Kevin Shergold

In the latest of our series of blogs looking at personal health budgets, we hear from Kevin Shergold, who uses his budget to live at home with his family, despite needing 24 hour ventilation: When I came out of hospital after having a tracheostomy three years ago, it was assumed that I would need to […]

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We are in the vanguard of change – Samantha Jones

When the news of my appointment as the Director leading the New Care Model programme for NHS England became public, I was sent a text from a colleague saying ‘sorry’ and offering any support I might need. I was touched by the offer of support, however incorrect, and asked them why I needed commiserations. Their […]

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Pharmacy awareness on ebola – Dr Bruce Warner

Dr Bruce Warner, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England, has recorded this video blog to ensure pharmacists know how to recognise a potential Ebola case and what to do if they’re presented with one. In this short clip, Dr Warner also lets pharmacists know where they can get more information they might need.   […]

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Our vital stand against child sexual exploitation – Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer marks National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and calls for pledges of support: This is the first National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day and is rightly dedicated to raising awareness of this difficult and emotive agenda across all agencies. Everyone who works in health and care has a significant contribution […]

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