Martin McShane

Martin McShaneMartin 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.

Diagnosis and treatment for our system of care – Dr Martin McShane

NHS England’s Director for Long Term Conditions, who is among the speakers at the Health+Care Commissioning Show, examines the need for new models of care: William Osler, apart from his eponymous conditions, was famed for his teaching and his aphorisms. One of my favourites is: “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis”. […]

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Moving beyond a commitment to carers – Dr Martin McShane

As it is Carers’ Week I was reminded through social media this week of a blog I wrote about our commitment to carers last year. It led me to reflect on what progress we have made. It will be impossible, in a blog, to cover everything and all the work that has been going on […]

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Continuity of Information is key to person-centred care – Martin McShane

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s National Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, explains why building care plans is so vital: I was fortunate to participate in a course at INSEAD when I was still a GP at Moss Valley Medical Practice in Derbyshire. For the course I had to do a change project and […]

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Care in the future: functions and form – Dr Martin McShane

NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, Dr Martin McShane, is among the speakers at the Future of the NHS Conference 2015 being held in Manchester. Here he examines how care must change to cope with a growing and ageing population: Let’s consider some facts… Before the age of 40, currently, the population […]

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My hopes for Expo 2015 – Dr Martin McShane

I remember walking into Expo 2014 and sensing ‘this feels different’. There was an open space with people flowing, eddying, slowing for conversations and a buzz in the air. Although the chalk and talk we are used to at such an event was also present it didn’t seem, to me, to dominate in the usual […]

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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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Realising the greatest asset the NHS has – Dr Martin McShane

On the eve of the 2014 Future of Health Conference, NHS England’s Director for People with Long Term Conditions, Dr Martin McShane, explains why empowering patients is vital: I was speaking at a conference last week and was introduced to Shirley. She was speaking before me, providing the patient’s perspective. Shirley has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary […]

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Parity of esteem – what are we trying to achieve? – Martin McShane

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 […]

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