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.
NHS England’s National Medical Director for Long Term Conditions looks at the importance of listening to, working with and helping to empower patients: I was down to present at two conferences recently. The first session was on the challenges of long term condition management. It seemed like a good idea to do this with two […]
NHS England recently published an End of Year Progress Summary reviewing progress made on 37 commitments made to carers in May 2014. The Commitments to Carers were based on what carers said was important to them. A good start has been made with 32 commitments completed and others continuing to be monitored. But more work […]
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”. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today we launch Future In Mind, a report with recommendations from a taskforce co-chaired by NHS England and the Department of Health. Martin McShane, NHS England’s National Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, and co-chair of the taskforce, explains the importance of the report: As a parent I was once told: “You are only […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]