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NHS hospitals in England provided more urgent treatment and routine operations than ever before last year. Despite the pressure of demand, the provider sector continued to improve quality and achieved one of the best financial performances in recent years. Statistics on the performance of the NHS published today show Emergency Departments (EDs) treated or discharged […]
Proposed clinical improvements aim to deliver rapid assessment and treatment for patients with the most serious conditions — and expand short waits for millions more NHS patients. NHS National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis announced the proposals, which have been developed by some of the country’s leading clinicians, working with local health leaders and patient […]
Hard-working NHS staff treated more patients more quickly despite a surge in demand for Emergency Department (ED) services in the early winter period, putting the country’s health service in good stead as we embark on our ambitious Long Term Plan. The latest statistics on the performance of NHS trusts show 5.4 million patients were treated and discharged […]
A leading GP and one of England’s foremost health experts have been chosen to co-chair a new forum which will help oversee the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Following a nationally-advertised recruitment process, Dr Clare Gerada has been appointed as clinical chair, and Professor Sir Chris Ham as non-clinical chair, of the NHS […]
The NHS has today launched a call for views on how targeted amendments to the law could help local and national health organisations work together more effectively to improve services for patients. At our joint board meeting, national leaders of the NHS approved a series of proposals for legal changes which they believe would help […]
We, along with NHS England, have appointed Prerana Issar to the role of Chief People Officer. The new position is part of the NHS Executive Group and will play a leading role in ensuring the NHS in England has enough people, with the right skills and experience to deliver the improvements for patients set out […]
Sir Hugh Taylor appointed as the interim chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Sir Hugh Taylor has been asked to take on this position alongside his existing role as chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in a move that will enable closer working and a deeper and long-term strategic relationship […]
Julian Hartley, a highly experienced leader, who is currently Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been asked to lead the new workforce implementation plan for the NHS. Julian has been asked to lead this important piece of work by our Chair Baroness Dido Harding, following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan last […]
NHS Improvement and NHS England have today announced who will lead on driving improvements in care and efficiency across the NHS. Hugh McCaughey will take on the new role as National Director of Improvement in the new NHS Executive group. Hugh is currently Chief Executive of South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern […]
Proposals have been revealed today setting out how the NHS will ensure it is the safest healthcare system in the world. The commitment includes a proposal for some of the most important types of avoidable harm to patients to be halved over the next five years in areas such as medication errors and Never Events, […]