High quality care for all, now and for future generations
Martin McShane, Director, Domain 2, National Commissioning Board ‘Improving the quality of life for people with long term conditions’.
Martin qualified as a doctor in 1981. He trained in general and vascular surgery before electing to enter General Practice. From 1990 until 2004 he was a GP partner in a training practice.
He has previously chaired a Primary Care Group and Professional Executive Committee and was Chief Executive of North Eastern Derbyshire Primary Care Trust from 2004-2006. From 2006-2012 he was Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategic Planning and Health Outcomes for NHS Lincolnshire as well as a member of the National Patient Safety Forum and Vice Chair of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group.
He was appointed his new role within the Medical Directorate of the NHS Commissioning Board in 2012.
As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to a close, Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s director for people with long term conditions, gives his definition of Parity of Esteem: Much has been said in the last few years about ‘parity of esteem’. It has almost become a slogan, trotted out in the same breath by politicians […]
As NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens today paid tribute to carers for their “immense contribution” and pledged to do more to help them, Dr Martin McShane acknowledges the vital role they play: I remember being put aback when interviewed for medical school by the apparent scorn, from my interviewers, to my proposition that I […]
Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Long-Term Conditions, previews one of Innovation Expo’s central themes: As the population lives longer the likelihood that many of us will end up with a long-term condition is also growing. So it begs the question, how will the NHS deal with it and how much will it cost? […]
Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions, sees innovation and people power at work: For a long time I have wanted to visit Dr Amir Hannan in his practice. Finally I managed to drive over the Pennines and find it, tucked away, in Hyde […]
Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions, calls for radical change to the way we care for after an ageing population: Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. Over the last two decades I have experienced the impact and consequences of the […]
Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, is speaking at a Call To Action Conference in Manchester: There is the apocryphal story of the janitor at NASA who, when asked by the President what his job was replied, “I help put people on the moon”. How would I reply to […]
There is the apocryphal story of the janitor at NASA who, when asked by the President what his job was replied, “I help put people on the moon”. How would I reply to that question in my current role? By saying, “I help create high quality care for all”. The NHS, however, faces a series […]
Dr MartinMcShane, NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, opened the two-day Future of Health Conference with this welcome: “First of all I would like to thank Ed Wagner for coming and sharing his thoughts and insights. It is a thrill for me to share a platform with him as he has been […]
Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Enhancing the Quality of Life for People with Long Term Conditions gives his views on the latest innovations in joined-up care. The ambition for NHS England is to support delivery of high quality care for all. Quality has been defined as a positive patient experience of safe and […]
This week the NHS is 65 and NHS England is 3 months old. In 1948, when the NHS was founded, Europe had not long emerged from a war which brought people together in a common cause. My generation has benefited from the vision and commitment that brought about the NHS. When I first started at […]