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Music and dementia: a powerful connector

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and the Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer look at how music can trigger golden memories and benefit people with dementia: Listening to, and enjoying music, is a universal experience. It reflects and directs our mood, and now innovative and more convenient ways of delivering content makes it […]

Active signposting frees up 80 inappropriate GP appointments a week

Case study summary Waterside Medical Centre in South Warwickshire has six GPs and almost 13,000 registered patients. To improve how it managed its rapidly increasing patient list, the practice took part in the Learning in Action element of the Time for Care programme by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team.  The programme is part of the […]

Community grants 2017

NHS England’s celebrating participation in healthcare grants have been awarded to showcase good practice approaches developed to involve people in healthcare. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) works with health services to try new ways of working, increase knowledge, develop good practice and demonstrate ways to improve services. The ‘Happy […]

Primary care services

How to get involved in primary care (GP, pharmacy, dentist, optician services) commissioning Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dental, and optometry (eye health) services. Here are some of the ways you can […]

Community grants 2016

NHS England’s celebrating participation in healthcare grants have been awarded to showcase good practice approaches developed to involve people in healthcare. Healthwatch Norfolk – working with veterans to understand mental health needs From April 2015-16, Healthwatch Norfolk conducted targeted engagement with 30 military veterans living with mental health conditions in Norfolk and Suffolk. The aim was to […]

Patient activation sites

Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCG Proposal title: Live Well Stay Well: A preventative primary care programme to better support self-care across Buckinghamshire Partner organisation(s): 52 member practices across Buckinghamshire, Diabetes UK, HealthWatch, PPGs and ‘Wellbeing Champions’, Aylesbury  Vale CCG, Buckinghamshire County Council, Healthy Minds – Oxford Health NHS Trust, and Parkwood Lifestyle Service and health […]

Good practice – Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund

Finding innovative ways to involve the public in primary care – Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund Summary The Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund seeks to improve access to general practice. Examples from across England focus on patient led engagement groups, early participation, creative communication and raising awareness. Outcomes include increases in volunteering rates, improved clinical awareness of […]

Good practice in South Worcestershire

Involving the public in the development of a new model for primary care on South Worcestershire Summary South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) involved local people in coproducing a new model for primary care. This included setting up a primary care patient advisory group, using different types of patient feedback, and engagement events. Situation In […]

Patients hold key to making services better

To mark Patient Participation Group Awareness Week, NHS England’s Director of Patient and Public Voice and Insight explains why they are vital to an NHS putting patients at the heart of decisions. Patients and the public play a key role in the development of NHS services – without their opinions, ideas and feedback how can […]

Patients hold key to making services better

To mark Patient Participation Group Awareness Week, NHS England’s Director of Patient and Public Voice and Insight explains why they are vital to an NHS putting patients at the heart of decisions. Patients and the public play a key role in the development of NHS services – without their opinions, ideas and feedback how can […]