Latest blog posts from NHS England and NHS Improvement


Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to support a child or young person if you’re concerned about their mental health

Many parents, guardians and carers are concerned about how their children, whatever their age, are feeling at the moment. It hasn’t been easy living through the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused many social restrictions, including the closure of schools. Some of our children were unable to attend school, college and universities, and for those who […]

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Community pharmacies to be at the forefront of NHS efforts to save lives

Dr Bruce Warner, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, explains why today’s announcement of the third-year agreement of the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework is a good thing for patients and community pharmacy teams Community pharmacies have played a major role in supporting and caring for patients during the pandemic and we’ve heard many comments about […]

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Population Health – the ‘driving force’ behind Integrated Care Systems

When the Integrated Care System (ICS) Design Framework landed recently, it was great to see that the voluntary sector and population health management (PHM) had both been referenced as key building blocks of systems as we move towards legislation. PHM has been a passion of mine for many years because it is an opportunity to work in partnership […]

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The power of the written word

Every day patients and staff across the NHS take the time to share their experiences. The national NHS survey programme plays a key role in making this happen and we know that many individual NHS providers go to great lengths to invite feedback from staff, patients and their carers. This information is hugely valuable as […]

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