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Keeping our colleagues safe through more than a million conversations

Our work to connect and build trust with black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff working across our NHS has never been more urgent. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME people and the Black Lives Matter movement propelled longstanding and wide-ranging inequalities into the media spotlight, and to the forefront of our conversations. The […]

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Learning disability and mental health nursing: new plans for change

I recently met an amazing team at the St Aubyn Centre in Colchester. This is a specialist health service that cares for young people with learning disabilities or mental health issues. It was great to meet them and chat through some of the changes in practices they have made in their response to COVID. The […]

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Ambitions for hospital discharge

During the height of the pandemic in March, an important hospital discharge guidance document was published. It allowed – through a mix of permissions, dedicated money and regulatory easements – for every health and care system to immediately introduce the discharge to assess model. The impact of this change has been described to me in […]

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Joint Statement from Prof Graham Medley and Professor Stephen Powis on hospital admission data

The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday 21 August ‘hospital admissions for COVID inflated‘. This article was wrong and misleading. It is completely untrue to suggest or imply that there has been any ambiguity in how COVID admissions have been recorded in England. Throughout the pandemic, hospitals in England have been asked to record for operational […]

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