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Caroline Leech

@NHS from 22/07/19 to 26/07/19 Twitter handle: @leechcaroline Patient/Carer or NHS Staff:  Staff Condition or job title: Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Major Trauma Lead, Pre-hospital Doctor Place of treatment/care or workplace: University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust I have been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for the last ten years and this year I also […]

New Deputy Chief People Officer to help make the NHS the ‘best place to work’

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice to the role of Deputy Chief People Officer. The new position will play a leading role in supporting delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan, by developing and implementing the NHS’ People Plan due to be published towards the end of the year, which will […]

NHS celebrates race equality ambassadors

England’s most senior NHS leaders have come together to recognise the work of staff leading the way in improving race equality across the health service. Chief executive Simon Stevens and NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding yesterday joined more than 30 NHS employees who have successfully completed a programme to become Race Equality Experts. The programme […]

Retaining GPs – work undertaken during 2018/19

Our GP retention programme invested over £10 million to provide more help to those areas that were struggling most. This aimed to: support the establishment of local schemes and initiatives that enable local GPs to stay in the workforce, through promoting new ways of working and offering additional support – through the new Local GP […]

Area for action 8: national latent TB infection testing and treatment programme

The national latent TB infection (LTBI) testing and treatment programme (the LTBI programme) has been in place since 2015 as a key action of the collaborative strategy. The LTBI programme tests new entrants to the UK based on eligibility criteria set out in the Strategy. These are: born or spent more than 6 months in […]


Latent TB infection (LTBI): testing and treatment: Advice for commissioners and practitioners implementing local LTBI testing and treatment for migrants TB Alert Latent TB toolkit Leaflets and other resources National Quarterly Report of Tuberculosis in England – Quarter 1 2019 (1 January to 31 March) Provisional Data PHE Tuberculosis in England 2018 report (presenting data to […]

Flag 4 data for the national latent TB infection (LTBI) programme

NHS England contracted with NHS Digital to provide Flag 4 data downloads to Public Health England (PHE) for use by LTBI programme providers. Flag 4 data is information provided to PHE by NHS Digital which identifies individuals who have, during the specified period, registered with a GP as a Type 4 (Immigrant) and are currently […]