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Celebrating the midwife – Professor Jane Cummings

In the first of a series of three blogs, the Chief Nursing Officer for England marks International Day of the Midwife:                                                       On 5 May each year the role of the midwife and the midwifery profession are internationally recognised and celebrated for the significant contribution they make to maternal and child health. International Day of […]

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I hope my legacy grows and grows – Dr Kate Granger

It’s that time again! The Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards will be three years old in September and this year it would be so fantastic for the awards to grow even bigger. Celebrating and rewarding colleagues in the NHS, who work incredibly hard every day to provide outstanding care to their patients, has an extremely […]

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Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards launched

The Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards will again take centre stage at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo. The awards, which are made to individuals, teams and organisations who demonstrate outstanding care for their patients, will be made on the first day of Expo 2016 being staged at Manchester Central on September 7 and […]

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Transforming London’s mental health crisis care services – Dr Emma Whicher

In the latest in our series of blogs about #mentalhealth, an NHS England (London) awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital, the Medical Director at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and clinical lead for Healthy London Partnership’s Mental Health Crisis Care Programme discusses crisis care in the capital, why […]

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Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies

NHS England has launched a 30 day public consultation on two proposed new clinical commissioning policies for specialised services – specifically Rituximab for the treatment of Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome (PSS) in adults, and Rituximab in Connective Tissue Disease associated Interstitial Lung Disease in adults. There has already been extensive engagement on these policies. They have […]

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Sarah-Jane Marsh appointed Chair of NHS England’s Maternity Transformation Programme Board

Sarah-Jane Marsh, the Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, has been appointed by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens as the Chair of the new Maternity Transformation Programme Board. The National Maternity Review: Better Births, published earlier this year, set out wide-ranging proposals designed to make care safer and give women […]

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Spring campaign on mental health – Dr Henrietta Hughes

As a month-long awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital is about to be launched by NHS England (London), the Medical Director for North Central and East London explains why it’s a priority focus. How are you feeling? How is your sleep? Are you able to look forward to things as much as you […]

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Recognising excellence in continence care – Sarah Elliott

Ahead of Continence Awareness Week to be staged in June, the Chief Nurse for NHS England in the South explains the need for commissioners to listen to patients: I recently attended the National Continence Care Awards organised by the Expert Group on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, a group of primary and secondary healthcare professionals and […]

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More time to have your say – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer extends online workshop deadline: There has been a fantastic response to the online workshop launched on 18 April 2016.  So much so that we have had several requests to extend the deadline to give enough time for AHPs to share their views on how they will deliver future […]

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