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Dementia is a challenge to the entire planet – Professor Alistair Burns

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia reports from Geneva on the first World Health Organisation Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia: This landmark meeting brought together senior representatives from 80 countries plus a number of clinical experts, researchers, 80 philanthropic foundations, 45 non-governmental organisations and four UN Agencies to discuss and debate the […]

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Paving the way for citizens to have their say – Olivia Butterworth

NHS England’s Head of Public Voice, Olivia Butterworth, introduces the design of NHS Citizen, which you can see on a new design microsite.   Since July 2013 we have been exploring how NHS England can and should make a step change in how citizens can be actively involved in the decision making of NHS England. That work […]

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A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives. This year marks 33 years since I first joined the register of nurses and midwives, which is now regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and agreed to abide by the Code of professional standards […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 40th update – John Holden

Your feedback We’ve been asked whether NHS England can “look under the bonnet” of the independent report on our recent consultation – for example, can we see the detail of individual responses?  The answer is yes, we can. Our review team has already read every single response that came in, and if we need to […]

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Our vital stand against child sexual exploitation – Jane Cummings

England’s Chief Nursing Officer marks National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and calls for pledges of support: This is the first National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day and is rightly dedicated to raising awareness of this difficult and emotive agenda across all agencies. Everyone who works in health and care has a significant contribution […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 39th update – John Holden

I am pleased to announce the publication of the independent report ‘Consultation on draft standards and service specifications for the congenital heart disease service‘ which has been produced by Dialogue by Design. The report has been published on Dialogue by Design’s website. This is an important step in our work to develop standards to improve […]

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Experiencing culture – Jane Cummings

The five millionth piece of feedback has been gathered from the Friends and Family Test (FFT). Surveys, FFT, patient opinion websites, patient and carer feedback all play a part in helping us see care from the perspective of patients, their families and carers. I want to focus on three areas where I think there is more […]

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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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The honour of compassionate care – Jane Cummings

I am proud to be part of a profession which connects with individuals, families and communities at times of joy in their lives, as well as vulnerable and difficult times. Our profession plays a vital role in the life of the nation. It is an honour and a privilege to provide compassionate care in busy, […]

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