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


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 […]

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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 […]

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Revalidating my view of us as a profession – Paul Jebb

NHS England’s Experience of Care Professional Lead shares his views on the revised Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct and revalidation: Let’s face it, the nursing and midwifery professions have been through some challenging times over the last few years. This has effected not only on how people who need nursing and midwifery care […]

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Caring, sharing and preparing – Hilary Garratt

NHS England’s Director of Nursing looks back on the eight months since the Child Protection – Information Sharing system was launched: Last year, history was made with the launch of the Child Protection – Information Sharing system (CP-IS), the first national system of its kind. CP-IS flags children identified as vulnerable by social services to […]

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Takeover Day 2015 here we come! – Kath Evans

As Head of Patient Experience at NHS England for Children, Young People and Maternity, I’m always looking for ways to include children and young people in the commissioning and delivery of services. Colleagues Alice Williams and Nagina Javaid in the Public Voice team are key allies. So, mug of tea in hand, I’m reflecting on […]

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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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Gather all people to help improve the NHS – Olivia Butterworth

NHS England’s Head of Public Voice introduces the next stage of NHS Citizen: There have been a few delays – as described in Tim Kelsey’s blog post here – but we are really pleased to announce the start of the next stage of NHS Citizen. NHS England has supported the development of NHS Citizen to establish […]

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Boogie on down to learn best practice – Ian Callaghan

A preview of the National Recovery and Outcomes Conference July 2015: ‘Check out Ian’s moves!’ read someone’s feedback from last year’s National Recovery and Outcomes Conference. Rather than my ability at chess, which is definitely nothing to write home about, they were talking about my rather embarrassed dancing on the stage at the conference. Someone […]

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