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


Dementia is a challenge to the entire planet – Professor Alistair Burns

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia reports from Geneva on the first World Health Organisation Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia: This landmark meeting brought together senior representatives from 80 countries plus a number of clinical experts, researchers, 80 philanthropic foundations, 45 non-governmental organisations and four UN Agencies to discuss and debate the […]

Read more

Paving the way for citizens to have their say – Olivia Butterworth

NHS England’s Head of Public Voice, Olivia Butterworth, introduces the design of NHS Citizen, which you can see on a new design microsite.   Since July 2013 we have been exploring how NHS England can and should make a step change in how citizens can be actively involved in the decision making of NHS England. That work […]

Read more

Wheelchair users boosted by Change Day – Nigel Acheson

Regional Medical Director Dr Nigel Acheson explains how NHS England is improving services for wheelchair users to help empower their lives and give them opportunities that most other people take for granted: More than a million people in England use wheelchairs – opening opportunities that other people take for granted such as access to education, […]

Read more

A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives. This year marks 33 years since I first joined the register of nurses and midwives, which is now regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and agreed to abide by the Code of professional standards […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more