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Shining a spotlight on inequality – Nicola Spencer and Professor Bee Wee

NHS England’s End of Life Care team recently hosted a webinar about health inequalities in end of life care. Here, Nicola Spencer and Professor Bee Wee from the team talk about the need to highlight and change the situation: Everyone experiences death and dying in different ways, but should that experience be worse just because […]

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Patients with rare conditions to benefit from new treatments

NHS England has today confirmed that three new specialised treatments will be made available for patients in England. It is estimated that up to 145 people a year will meet the clinical criteria to benefit from the following treatment options being made routinely available to their clinicians with funding from NHS England: Second allogeneic haematopoietic […]

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Spreading new care models

As the new care models programme begins its third year, people working across the programme, both nationally and locally have been exploring how they can ensure the success of the new care models are spread across health and care services. Samantha Jones, director of the new care models programme recently shared her top tips for […]

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We should all support #EndPJparalysis – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England backs a new campaign to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and out of bed: Many of you will have seen or heard about an article I wrote which was published in the Daily Telegraph in December. The focus of the piece was to highlight how nursing, […]

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Older people are losing out on Psychological Therapy – Professor Alistair Burns

Depression in older people is common, underdiagnosed, undertreated and attracts therapeutic nihilism. One in five older people have clinical depression and, contrary to some popular and professional opinion, it is eminently treatable. Depression is associated with personal suffering, more physical health problems, social isolation, suicide and increased health and social care costs.  It is a […]

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Finding a hidden gem for mental health – Frank McGhee

NHS England’s National Transformation Adviser for Children and Young People’s mental health welcomes the evaluation of the CYP Schools Pilots: Over the last eighteen months there has been a lot of interest in  schools and their role in emotional and mental health and well-being – and rightly so. Schools play such an important role in […]

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Current alert level: level 2 – alert and readiness

There is a 60% probability of icy conditions and heavy snow between 9am on Thursday 23 Feb and 9am on Saturday 25 Feb in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the […]

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How effective is the NHS Health Check? – Dr Matt Kearney

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention looks at the evidence so far: Public Health England’s Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel published a report this month summarising the emerging evidence on the NHS Health Check programme. This world-leading programme, launched in 2009, is one example of how the NHS getting serious about […]

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Videos of the NHS England Board meeting – 9 February 2017

The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 9 February as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view separate recordings of each agenda item below: Items 1 to 3 – Welcome, minutes of the previous meeting and Chairman’s report Item 4 – Chief Executive’s report Item 5 […]

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