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Challenge Prize cash supporting GP surgery to fight antibiotic resistance

A GP surgery is leading the way in the fight against antibiotic resistance with simple tests that dramatically reduce unnecessary prescribing. Attenborough Surgery in Bushey, Hertfordshire, was awarded £10,000 “acorn” funding in the 2015/16 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes to further develop its system of point-of-care fingerprick blood tests which help clinicians decide whether antibiotics are […]

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Delivering what matters most to people – Jo Fitzgerald

As the Personal Health Budgets team welcomes applications from patients and families to join the Peer Leadership Academy for 2016-17, NHS England’s Lived Experience Lead explains the importance of embedding co-production into national initiatives to give people more choice and control over their care: Since last year, I’ve been pleased to work directly with the […]

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Peer Leadership Academy opens for applications

NHS England’s Personal Health Budget Team and the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme are currently welcoming applications from patients, carers and families to join their Peer Leadership Academy for 2016/17. Run in conjunction with Peoplehub, the academy will provide an opportunity for people who have experience of social care personal budgets, personal health budgets, or joint […]

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Tackling capacity constraints in the trans pathway – Matthew Mills

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is doing some impressive work in coordinating national efforts to address capacity issues in the trans pathway. Here the college’s National Advisor in Transgender Voice tells us more:  Speech and Language Therapists aim to support trans and non-binary people in specialist voice modification therapy, facilitating gender expression […]

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People with a learning disability have a key role – Dr Julie Higgins

NHS England’s Director of Transformation – Learning Disabilities, gives her latest update on NHS England’s work to transform care for people with a learning disability: Getting things right for people with a learning disability and/or autism isn’t just about the services which are specifically for them – whether that means the specialist hospital beds and […]

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NHS England establishes national service to treat rare kidney condition aHUS

NHS England has today announced that a collaboration between Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University has been awarded a contract to oversee the treatment of patients with aHUS, a rare, progressive condition which can lead to renal failure. Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) is an extremely rare chronic condition which causes […]

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Board meeting – 26 May 2016

The next Board meeting will take place on 26 May 2016, Southside London at 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.boardattendance@nhs.net and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Board – which although being […]

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Innovative doctors and entrepreneurs get together to kick off first-ever Clinical Entrepreneur training programme

Doctors taking part in the first-ever Clinical Entrepreneur training programme will get together for the first time tonight (Monday) – and meet with the international entrepreneurs who will mentor them. Under the training programme, launched by NHS England’s National Medical Director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh at Health and Care Innovation Expo in September 2015, junior […]

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Entries pour in for Compassionate Care Awards

Nominations are already flooding in for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. 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 the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 being staged at Manchester Central on September 7 and 8. […]

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Mental health pilot scheme doubles numbers getting key physical health checks

Four mental health trusts almost doubled the number of people getting five key physical health checks during a pilot scheme now being shared for adoption across the NHS. Hundreds of patients with serious mental illness (SMI) were part of the two-year improvement programme to improve physical care in mental health inpatient units. This saw 86 […]

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