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Improving dementia care: CQUINS and Enhanced Services – Professor Alistair Burns

The national dementia CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) is now in its fourth year and has had a positive and wide ranging impact on the profile of dementia in general hospitals. The focus on case finding has evolved since the first year of its inception to encompass more emphasis for the support of clinical leadership, the […]

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Rolling thunder – Jane Dwelly

Ask me what Expo is and you get the elevator pitch. I’ll tell you that Expo is essential for people who feel strongly about improving health and care, it speaks to people who want to use new ideas, inspirations and technologies to make things better for patients and those who serve them. It’s a talking […]

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One giant step for NHS Citizen – Tim Kelsey

The NHS Citizen project has reached its initial aim – developing a design for how NHS England can improve citizen participation and accountability. This design is a huge step forward for NHS England. As we have said before, the NHS is more than a care-and-repair organisation; it is a social movement. It relies not just […]

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Personal Health Budgets are not all about the money – Jo Fitzgerald

In a moving and intensely personal blog, mother Jo Fitzgerald explains how a personal health budget helped build relationships with healthcare professionals that enabled her severely disabled son Mitchell to not only lead a good life, but also experience a good death: A few weeks ago my beautiful, precious son died; it was perfect. That […]

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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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