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Sir Bruce Keogh update on review of professional codes of practice

Following publication of the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, was asked to review the professional codes of practice of doctors and nurses and to ensure that the right incentives are in place to prevent people from covering up, instead of reporting and learning from mistakes. In a letter […]

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Sir Bruce revisits pioneering new Emergency Care Hospital

Sir Bruce Keogh has paid a return visit to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital as the impressive £75million development prepares to open this summer. NHS England’s National Medical Director met some of the doctors and nurses who have helped design the hospital and who will be caring for seriously ill or injured patients from North […]

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Sir Bruce to lead review of professional codes

The Health Secretary today asked Sir Bruce Keogh to carry out a review of codes of practice for health professionals The move by Jeremy Hunt came as a report into the failings over the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay was made public. The review to be carried out by Sir Bruce, NHS […]

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Enterprising projects scoop £650,000 in NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes Awards

Thirteen enterprising projects to improve patient care have scooped an award and a share of £650,000 in the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes. Winners, who got up to £100,000 each, included an SMS helpline for self-harm, a ‘microbiologist in a smartphone’, lessons on diabetes in the classroom and multi-lingual nurses in clinics. Fifty two of the […]

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Pioneering new Emergency Care Hospital close to completion

Sir Bruce Keogh is set to see the progress being made on the new Emergency Care Hospital being built in Northumberland – the first purpose-built hospital of its kind in England. NHS England’s National Medical Director will be given a tour of the £90million development next month – just over a year since he was […]

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Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Tim Kelsey to address the first UK e-Health week

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh and National Director for Patients and Information Tim Kelsey are to give their views on the latest advances in health informatics and their potential to transform healthcare. They will be among a programme of national leaders including Director for Strategic Systems and Technology […]

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We must meet the demands of a growing ageing population – Sir Bruce Keogh

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, has warned the NHS’s future is in danger because its model of care cannot meet the relentlessly growing demand for treatment caused by the ageing population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper published today, Sir Bruce says: “If the NHS continues to function as it […]

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NHS England’s Medical Director launches search for pioneering healthcare innovators

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director, today launched the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme. Together with hosts UCLPartners and The Health Foundation, NHS England is inviting healthcare pioneers from around the world to apply to develop and scale their tried and tested innovations across parts of the NHS. The programme will focus on the conditions […]

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Sir Bruce calls for support for technology enabled care services programme

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has outlined NHS England’s plans for further developing Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). In a letter written to around 250 key stakeholders, NHS England’s National Medical Director calls on them to support the programme that takes the NHS into a new and exciting technological era that will help empower patients and […]

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Sir Bruce makes 7-day services his top target

Sir Bruce Keogh says the provision of 7-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority” Speaking at an NHS Improving Quality event in London, “Delivering Services, Seven Days A Week”, NHS England’s national clinical director told delegates: “We all know in our heart of hearts the service we offer at weekends isn’t as […]

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