Latest blog posts from NHS England


NHS@75 – patient, carer and public voice at the heart of the conversation

As proud members of the NHS Assembly – the advisory group that brings the patient and carer voice together with stakeholders to advise the NHS England’s leadership – we are excited to have been asked to draw together collective insights on the NHS today, its recent history, take stock of our latest learnings and highlight […]

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Innovation: the golden thread empowering the NHS for a bright future

This year marks a significant milestone for the NHS as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Over the past seven decades, the NHS has witnessed ground-breaking advancements that have transformed healthcare. Innovation has been the golden thread driving the NHS forward. From technological breakthroughs to novel approaches in patient care, the NHS’s commitment to innovation holds […]

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Under control: why getting to grips with blood pressure is a win-win intervention for healthcare systems

On World Hypertension Day, Dr Shahed Ahmad, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Helen Williams, National Specialty Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; and Dr Sam Finnikin, National Clinical Specialist Advisor in Personalised Care for Cardiovascular Disease, outline why prioritising hypertension management can save lives and reduce health inequalities. Poor cardiovascular health can lead to […]

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Breaking down barriers and fighting mental health inequalities

Throughout my career in mental health services, I have seen first-hand the devastating effects of different ‘inequalities’ on different groups. As a consultant psychiatrist working with homeless people, almost all the people I work with face inequalities, often simply in terms of access to food and shelter. Sometimes inequalities are felt in terms of prejudice […]

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