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Improvement Fundamentals – Marina Otley

Marina Otley, a Clinical Audit Specialist at Nottingham CityCare Partnership, shares her experiences of taking part in Improvement FUNdamentals – a massive open online course (MOOC) on quality improvement, run by NHS England with the University of Jönköping and Qulturum in Sweden. To be honest when I signed up for Improvement FUNdamentals I was only […]

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Better care is coming out of the trauma of war – Shehan Hettiaratchy

NHS England has recently launched the Veterans Trauma Network, the first such initiative to help deliver comprehensive medical care to veterans. The clinical lead for the network, explains how it came about and what it will do. We are all aware that recent conflicts have generated some severely injured young men and women. These veterans […]

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Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 3

Current alert level: Level 3 – Cold Weather Action Issued at: 09:07 on Thu 19 Jan 2017 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Thursday 19 Jan and 0900 on Tuesday 24 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the […]

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Redesigning a Memory Service the Devon way – Professor Alistair Burns and Colm Owens

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and a Devon-based consultant psychiatrist review impressive changes to dementia diagnosis and care in the West Country: The diagnosis of dementia can be complex and time consuming. It involves detailed clinical assessment of cognitive, mental and physical health, blood and radiological investigations and carer interviews. While memory clinics […]

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Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

Current alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Issued at: 08:29 on Wed 18 Jan 2017 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Wednesday 18 Jan and 0900 on Friday 20 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the […]

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Allied Health Professions join forces to help shape future healthcare

England’s 145,000 Allied Health Professionals will be encouraged to innovate and lead within the NHS and wider care system under a new shared commitment published by NHS England today. ‘Allied Health Professions into Action‘ has bought together the views of the third largest workforce in the health and care system, including chiropodists, dieticians, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, […]

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Launching AHPs into Action – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer explains how AHPs Into Action will help shape the future of health care: In the last year I have been systematically visiting the Vanguard sites across England that are pioneering, exploring and working with new care models. As a result of the visits, the Vanguard organisations, local commissioning […]

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Why Always Events matter – Neil Churchill

The beginning of 2017 brings an ideal opportunity to challenge ourselves. In this blog, Neil Churchill, Director for Patient Experience at NHS England asks what are the things that we ALWAYS want to happen when we access healthcare either for ourselves or our families or friends? Imagine if there was a programme to help us […]

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Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 2

Current alert level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness Issued at: 09:02 on Sun 15 Jan 2017 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Sunday 15 Jan and 1200 on Thursday 19 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery […]

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Cold weather alert – current alert level: Level 3

Current alert level: Level 3 – Cold Weather Action Issued at: 09:10 on Wed 11 Jan 2017 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 1500 on Wednesday 11 Jan and 2100 on Sunday 15 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the […]

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