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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 33rd update – John Holden

Your feedback We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us through the consultation process: we have been asked about the deadline for returning responses: further information can be found here. Our independent analysts (Dialogue by Design) will analyse the responses we have received to consultation during January […]

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From talk to action: what happens after the NHS Citizen Assembly meeting? – Olivia Butterworth, NHS England’s Head of Public Voice, Patients and Information.

WHILE voters in Scotland were deciding on their independence, the NHS Citizen team were running the first full test of a very different form of democratic participation; the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting. This test of the Assembly was the result of 18 months of work with citizens and partners around England to design NHS Citizen. […]

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Improving opportunities for black and minority ethnic staff – Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer shares her thoughts on diversity issues ahead of tomorrow’s ‘Breaking Down Walls’ conference: I recently had the honour of addressing 300 student nurses, new registrants and Care Makers, all at the early stages of their nursing careers. I talked to them about my personal and professional commitment to equality and to […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 32nd update – John Holden

Your feedback We’ve been asked about our approach to consultation materials in languages other than English. ‘This has been a difficult question for us to resolve.  It is a sensitive issue, and of course we want to make our work accessible, but we do not have limitless funds to cover every eventuality so we have made a conscious decision not to commission translations “just in case” they […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 31st update – John Holden

The launch of consultation On Monday 15 September NHS England launched twelve weeks of consultation on draft standards and service specifications for congenital heart disease (CHD) services. This will run until 5pm on Friday 8 December. The following materials are available on our dedicated consultation web-pages. a consultation document, introducing the standards and specifications and […]

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Post diagnostic support in dementia – Professor Alistair Burns

Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, gives his views on support for people with dementia and their carers. Being diagnosed with dementia is the start of a life changing journey, and that’s why it’s so important that we reach our ambition of increasing correctly diagnosing dementia in more people, and putting in […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 30th update – John Holden

To those of you who have been on holiday – welcome back, I hope you had an enjoyable break. In the CHD review team we have packed away our flip-flops and our attention is now focused entirely on the remaining things we have to do prior to the launch of 12 weeks’ consultation on standards […]

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Listening to important questions – Jane Cummings

There have been disturbing accounts in the media of nurses discussing end of life care with elderly patients in a blunt and impersonal way, particularly patients’ wishes concerning resuscitation. This morning I spoke to Roy Lilley, who described the experience his mother had. It was not good, upsetting and should not have happened. As a […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 29th update – John Holden

Your feedback We have been asked how, in our analysis of CHD activity, we have taken account of specific factors that may affect future demand for CHD services. Over the last year, we have spoken to clinicians and to our advisory groups, read the relevant literature, and carried out some statistical analysis to shed light […]

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