Latest blog posts from NHS England


What matters to a person is key to their care

A Prehabilitation Project Manager considers how Macmillan is incorporating personalised care to form a wealthier conversation with people post cancer diagnosis, empowering them to become involved in their care plan and enabling more tailored and individual support. Occupational therapists (OTs) have always taken a client-centred approach, which is consistent with the principles and practice of […]

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‘Doctor in the house’ training solved a local issue

A GP from the Wargrave Practice in Berkshire West tells how the Population Health Management programme is working on the frontline with local solutions re-engaging people living with diabetes. If any of you have watched BBC 1’s ‘Doctor in the House’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee you’ll know he’s a huge advocate of lifestyle medicine – and […]

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Playing to our strengths

To mark national Occupational Therapy Week, Suzanne Simpson examines how occupational therapists and social prescribing link workers are working together to improve the lives with people with Motor Neurone Disease: My primary goal as an occupational therapist is to enable people to engage in their chosen activities of daily living, such as self-care, leisure and […]

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Helping trafficking victims: we owe it to Pham

The Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England examines the role the NHS can play in fighting modern slavery: I am one of the 7.53 billion people alive today, thankful that I can breathe. Two basic gratifications denied to Pham Thi Tra My, who on 23rd October 2019 at 10.28pm UK time sent a final text […]

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Flash: My diabetes crystal ball

In the first of a series of blogs to mark Diabetes Awareness Month, a patient explains how access to a flash glucose monitor has been life-changing in managing her condition. Thanks to the NHS Long Term Plan, this innovative technology is now available to 30,000 patients on the NHS. I’m 24 and had Type 1 […]

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How we’ve put personalised care front and centre of our wheelchair services

East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are finalists in this year’s HSJ awards for their work to introduce personal wheelchair budgets. In this blog, commissioner Sally Smith shares her experiences, ahead of changes in the law which will soon make personal wheelchair budgets a legal right for wheelchair users.  I first heard about personal wheelchair […]

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