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


We need to talk about… – Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, explains why we must ask patients the right questions and not let them suffer in silence: Domain 2 of the NHS outcomes framework is about ‘enhancing the quality of life for people with long term conditions’ and, as I listened to this year’s […]

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Helping you to help people with long term conditions – Martin McShane

As NHS England publishes three new handbooks to support commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions (LTCs), in order to achieve more effective, personalised care, Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, explains why they are a vital new tool:  In Being Mortal, his latest […]

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The vital role for pharmacists on the front line – Dr Jill Loader

Dr Jill Loader, Assistant Head of Primary Care Commissioning (Pharmacy), looks at helping to provide better quality and resilient urgent care: Our urgent and emergency care system is stretched more than ever before. The time has come to transform the way we deliver urgent care services so they are much more accessible and better meet the […]

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Make 2015 the year we end the isolation of dementia – Nigel Acheson

Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society published a report last month highlighting how people with dementia risked feelings of isolation over the Christmas period. The numbers make stark reading – as we enter 2015 the number of people with dementia is set to top 850,000. It is estimated that by 2021 this number may […]

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Nurses, midwives and behaviour change – Jane Cummings

Nurses and midwives have the privilege of working in close partnership with patients and their families, carers or clients. In the community, primary care or hospitals they often have not only a continuity of relationship and accessibility, but also an understanding of the context of peoples’ lives that may not be shared by doctors or […]

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Content mining – Jane Dwelly

Very soon we’ll be opening registrations for Expo 15. Keep watching this space for details about how to snag your place. Meanwhile, here in the Expo team, it’s all about the content: the subject matter of the presentations on the two stages, and in the tutorials of the pop-up uni, must be as useful, interesting, relevant […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 37th update – John Holden

Welcome to the first blog for 2015. It’s been a month since the last one – I thought I should allow you to enjoy the festive season in peace! However, the work on the review has not stopped and we continue where we left off. Your feedback From the conversations I’ve had recently I know […]

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New year, new plan: Expo can take you higher – Jane Dwelly

When I worked as a financial journalist my company sent me to its New York headquarters a few times a year. Here, two worlds collided. My New York colleagues loved my accent and were frankly bemused by my business clothes with a London twist. But, what really stopped them in their tracks was my lack […]

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Care: The gift that is always in season – Jane Cummings

Today is the day when many people will be returning to work after the festive season. But for nurses, midwives and other care staff, the Christmas and New Year period does not bring a departure from our work. By following the Twitter hashtag #MyNHSChristmas, I was touched to see the many ways in which members […]

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