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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 42nd update – John Holden

In July 2013 the Board of NHS England accepted responsibility for a new review of CHD services, and outlined the approach we would take.  Almost exactly two years later, on 23 July 2015, we are bringing a report back to our Board, which describes the conclusions of the review, based on the six objectives which […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 41st update – John Holden

Your feedback Welcome back!  One or two of you said you missed the blog during the restricted election period so – by “massive public demand” – it’s back.  We have been continuing the work of the review, finalising the proposed standards, discussing with providers how the standards could be met, and working ever more closely […]

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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 forward together – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England gives her message for the way ahead to the Royal College of Nursing’s Congress in Bournemouth: The scale of this event, and the breadth of topics being covered, show what a wide-ranging role it is to be a nurse, and the number of areas where our profession is making […]

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Putting digital to work for patients – Tim Kelsey

NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information looks at how unleashing the power of technology and data can improve patient care: Published in October 2014, the Five Year Forward View sets out a clear direction for the NHS – showing why change is needed and what it would look like. Since then, the National […]

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I wish dad and I had known things would get easier – a blog by Kelly

When Kelly’s mum suffered a major stroke in 2012, she and her father were suddenly thrust into a new life as carers. Kelly works for an estate agent and lives next door to her parents in Nottinghamshire. This is her story: Mum’s stroke was a complete shock. It was January 2012 and dad was still […]

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Supporting carers is at the heart of NHS England – Neil Churchill

Over the past year, I have been visiting projects which support carers’ health and wellbeing, some run by the NHS, others by voluntary organisations. This comes after I shadowed a carer for Carer’s Week last year. Following on from that experience I reflected on what I had learned in a blog. Our NHS Commitments to […]

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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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