Latest blog posts from NHS England and NHS Improvement


Our collective responsibility to reduce inequalities – Mike Franklin

Our recent NHS Equality and Diversity Council Working Group meeting was encouraging and productive, ratifying the transformation of the NHS People Plan’s key drivers into meaningful actions. Despite our NHS being made up of many different organisations, this year more than ever there’s the feeling of the NHS as one team. People have been redeployed […]

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International Day of the Midwife: delivering safer, more personal maternity care for all

Pregnancy and the birth of a child should be special times for families, full of excitement and anticipation, unfortunately this is not always the case. Four members of my family are either new parents or pregnant, all aged between 25 and 35 and sadly, their most urgent questions to me relate to their own safety. […]

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Better mental health support for new mums and those experiencing baby loss

Maternal Mental Health Services (MMHS) will bring together maternity, psychology and reproductive health services for women who experience moderate-severe mental ill health from loss or trauma as a result of their maternity experience, but previously did not have a service to access. In this blog, Dr Giles Berrisford and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent provide an overview […]

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