Latest blog posts from NHS England and NHS Improvement


South Asian Heritage Month – My journey of empire

South Asian Heritage Month is underway and the theme for 2022 is ‘Journeys of Empire’. Although the migration of South Asians to the UK goes back many centuries, numbers grew significantly during the 50s, 60s and 70s. To support the newly formed NHS, more than 18,000 doctors and medical staff travelled to England from former […]

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Clinical summits will help you become the next virtual ward innovators

Today (4 August) we launched details of our upcoming clinical summits for those involved in setting up or expanding virtual wards. This innovative approach to delivering hospital care at home is already benefiting thousands of people across England. Dr Shelagh O’Riordan, Consultant Community Geriatrician and Professional Advisor at NHS England shares her tips on how […]

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World Hepatitis Day 2022: Marking the start of the final leg in the race to eliminate hepatitis C

The global race to eliminate hepatitis C is picking up pace and urgency. In England, we stand a strong chance of winning ‘gold’ due to the wide-ranging reach of NHS England’s Hepatitis C (HCV) Elimination Programme. Since 2015, the programme has worked tirelessly with partners in the government, charitable and pharmaceutical sectors to deliver a […]

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We’ve come a long a way in a short space of time on long COVID – but there’s more to be done

It’s been just over two years since my colleagues and I working in general practice were faced with patients with a new, enigmatic illness. We were seeing people who were experiencing ongoing, unexplained, and in some cases, seriously debilitating symptoms following COVID-19. And whilst many people were feeling better and recovering from COVID within weeks, […]

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Managing Heart Failure @home: An opportunity for excellence

Following a successful launch event for professionals on the 18 July, National Clinical Director Nick Linker outlines an innovative approach supporting people to manage heart failure at home, using remote monitoring and self-management tools. Living with heart failure is becoming increasingly common due to our ageing population and improving medical care. In 2018, 920,000 people were […]

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Can you tell it’s Sickle Cell?

Dr Kilali Ominu-Evbota is Co-lead of the Mid and South Essex Paediatric Sickle Cell Service. Kilali explains what sickle cell disorder is and why it’s so important that people know the signs of a sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell disorder affects the haemoglobin in the red blood cells which makes the cells take up a […]

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