NHS England publishes Annual Review

NHS England has published its first Annual Review. This review takes a look at some of our highlights over the last year and includes real life case studies which show how we’ve put patients first.

Despite many challenges, 2013/14 was a year to be proud of and one where NHS England made real progress on making some of its ambitions reality.


  1. Dr Carol Bladen says:

    I am just about to retire as a GP after 32 years as a dr. I think this report is long overdue and agree entirely that we need to break the cultural and institutional barriers that prevent health and social care being really effective. As part of the 100 days Challenge in mid Essex CCG that has been running this year I have seen these changes take place (albeit on a small scale) locally with respect to older frail people, reducing hospital admissions for them and improving their lives.
    This has been due entirely to front line health social care and voluntary sector workers being given the backing of their employers and the permissions from our CCG to do this.

    It is not about us and them (something I have seen from both sides of the primary care/secondary care barriers but about putting patients and care first and central to our commitments. Otherwise what is the point of anything we do?

    The investment needed is as much cultural as financial and we need the backing of politicians and the general public some of whom like nothing better than to berate the NHS (especially GPs) for this to be effective.

    I for one fully support any initiative that strives to make these changes not just throw good money after bad (that has never solved any problem in the NHS and embark on a journey of joined up thinking, patient centred care and I can only offer to contribute my passion and energy for this enterprise where I can.

    I never thought I would live to see the day NHSE actually taled any sense so well done!! Not perfect and a long long way to go but a start

    Carol Bladen

  2. Gill Beck says:

    You report on the review of Urgent and Emergency Care and make no mention at all of Primary Care where 90% of urgent care is managed . I think this again reflects that you have no knowledge and even less interest in primary care except to lambast us.
    I have not yet forgiven NHSE for giving half a billion pounds to A&E departments who actually had No winter or summer pressures ( the managers admit all GP admissions via A&E which blocks the departments) , declared publically the fault was GPs not seeing the patients so they went to A&E and then asset stripped Β£180 million out of General practice ( National Audit figures)

  3. Alison Chalmers says:

    Will the Annual Review be available in EasyRead?

  4. Teresa Godbert says:

    What a shame the date of your Annual Review coincides with the date of the Referendum in Scotland, I do hope you get a fair share of media coverage

  5. Damien McManus says:

    Re the headline announcement of your Annual Review (see my previous) I don’t know how much you’re paying the (presumably private) website writer but ‘real life case studies which show how’ve put patients first’ is pathetically incorrect grammatically. That said, it tends to sum up NHS England – a national body,trying hard to appear to have powers but essentially presiding over a totally fragmented Service and, even then, in a cack-handed way.

  6. Damien McManus says:

    Reading the Annual Report only served to reinforce my view that NHS England (with no control over FTs; the private healthcare sector or, in reality, CCGs) is essentially a publishing house with excellent policy papers that all the aforementioned can ignore. So, again, what is the point of NHS England?

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