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


Share your voice with the future – Hilary Garratt

NHS England’s Director of Nursing looks ahead to the keynote speech being delivered at Expo 2015 by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England: This is an exciting time to be talking about what the shape of health and social care could look like. We can take the opportunity presented in the changing landscape to […]

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Breaking the mould of loneliness – Paula Bee

As one of the New Models of Care Vanguards – Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group – is tackling social isolation.  In the latest of a series of blogs on the vanguards, the Chief Executive of Age UK Wakefield District, explains their role and their commitment to making a difference for older people through their ‘Pull up […]

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Fire service to the rescue of our health – Jacquie White

In the first of a series of blogs, NHS England’s Deputy Director for People with Long Term Conditions gives details of a fascinating new partnership between the NHS and the Fire Service: Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) across the country want to be considered as an asset to the health of their local population. After […]

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How to make people truly love their later life – Sian Brookes

Age UK’s Integrated Care project team manager gives a taste of what the charity will be presenting at Expo 2015’s Pop Up University: At Age UK, we are passionate about making the UK a great place to grow old and to make it possible for everyone to truly love later life. One group who may […]

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It’s good to be back – Siobhan Lendzionowksi

Following a four month return-to- practice course, Siobhan returned to frontline nursing last year after a 23-year break.  She works two days a month in an acute setting in her own time and using NHS England volunteer days. Here she explains why she decided to return:     So why am I writing this blog? – […]

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Vanguards offer a new era of opportunity – David Stenson

In the second in a series of blogs on what it means to be a New Care Models Vanguard at the forefront of change, David Stenson, on behalf of Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, gives a patient’s perspective on the changes to his local services and his aspirations for the impact it will have on the […]

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Reaching the majority – Dr Katie Coleman

The Vice-Chair of Islington CCG and RCGP, Clinical Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning, explains how we need to capitalise on the enthusiasm of patients, service users and citizens to make person centred care a reality: Wouldn’t it be fantastic if every contact with a health care professional resulted in partnership-working, with people feeling […]

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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. […]

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