Latest blog posts from NHS England and NHS Improvement


Supporting BME communities in a targeted pandemic response

The Lewisham Primary Care BME Network has worked together with the Do No Harm Collective to create coronavirus resources designed specifically to support BME communities. Vice chairs of the network, Julie Roye and Dr Magda Branker, explain why they thought the resources were needed. When the inequalities of the effects of COVID-19 became clear, even […]

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Promoting the role of the nursing workforce in primary care

As Director of Nursing, my role is to manage and develop the nursing team across the six surgeries within our PCN, which serves approximately 40,000 people. To further my own professional development, I’m currently undertaking a fellowship supported by NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and I’m using it as an opportunity to identify […]

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Using our DNA to tailor cancer treatment – how genomics is already changing the way we treat cancer

Approximately 38,000 people start chemotherapy treatment with a group of drugs call Fluoropyrimidines every year. What is already a trying and anxious time can be made worse by the fact that between 10 to 40 per cent of these people may have severe reactions to their treatment. The reason some cancer patients experience severe side […]

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Data integration – driving improvements in patient care

Earlier in the year as the NHS began to respond to the emerging COVID-19 public health emergency, it became clear that how data is collected, held and shared had to be joined up so that decision-makers had access to the accurate real-time information they needed to better understand and anticipate demand on services. NHS England […]

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How the ‘NHS model’ to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can set a global standard

NHS England and Improvement, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), has selected the first antimicrobial drugs to be purchased via the UK’s innovative ‘subscription-type’ payment model. NHS England and Improvement project leads, Mark Perkins and David Glover, discuss this important […]

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