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How Expo inspired me

As registrations open for the 2019 Health and Innovation Expo, the Programme Director at NHS Digital explains how last year’s event changed his perspective:    I attended Expo last year for the first time, wondering if it would be worth the trip from Leeds. Well, to be honest, I knew it would be. After all, […]

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Achieving more for people with severe mental illness

The National Medical Director for NHS England highlights why the new NHS RightCare toolkit for physical ill-health and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) prevention in people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a vital resource for commissioners: People who have SMI clearly need appropriate support to manage their condition and the work of the NHS Mental Health […]

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The star fish and the link worker

To mark Social Prescribing Day, a co-ordinator of social prescribing link workers in Bristol talks about how they help people deal with the circumstances of their lives and not just with their medical symptoms: In the interview for my job as Social Prescribing Coordinator a few years ago I told a story that I felt reflected […]

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We are world leaders in patient feedback

NHS England’s Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities explains the importance of the NHS Staff Survey: People often make comparisons between the NHS and other health systems around the world. But when I meet people from Canada, Australia, the USA or Europe, they often tell me the NHS is a world leader in patient feedback. […]

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Why you should sign up for MOOC School

An Improvement Hub and Digital Officer supporting the NHS England Sustainable Improvement teams reflects on a recent Accessible Learning Team course she trialled: When I saw the opportunity to take part in the very first MOOC School, I jumped at the chance. A MOOC is a ‘Massive Online Open Course’, and part of my day […]

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We must step up to the plate

The Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England looks at the role for pharmacists in the leadership of Primary Care Networks: The NHS Long Term Plan makes very clear its intention to ensure we make the most of the pharmacy workforce by playing to its strengths and investing in sustainable models of practice. Central to […]

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