Blogs

Be a flu fighter and get your jab – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England explains why she is backing NHS Employers’ #jabathon campaign aimed at getting more NHS workers to have the flu vaccination: The importance of receiving the flu jab is undeniable. Each year, flu causes severe illness in up to five million people worldwide. In extreme cases, this can result in […]

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New hub provides invaluable learning – Nicola Spencer

Nicola Spencer introduces the enhanced Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care website which will be the new go-to place for resources and learning: Struggling to keep up to date and informed on changes impacting on Palliative and End of Life care? Not sure where to find the latest resources and improvement examples? Then […]

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What transforming care looks like – Tom Lindley

The national new care models programme brings together local health and care systems as vanguards to radically redesign care for the local populations they serve. Tom Lindley used last week’s National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference, to explain how the technology used in Airedale and Partners vanguard is changing care for people in care homes. Here, […]

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Building a culture of support for carers – Dr Neil Churchill

NHS England’s Director for Patient Experience explains why Carers’ Rights Day is important to him: There are around 5.5 million people in England providing unpaid care for an ill, older or a disabled loved one. Furthermore, some two million people become a carer every year. Having the right information and support at the right time […]

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Realising the Value – connecting people and communities – Anu Singh

Self Care Week saw Anu Singh, NHS England’s Director of Patient and Public Involvement and Insight, as a keynote speaker at two major Realising the Value events. The events were the launch pad for a series of practical resources for the implementation of supported self care. Here she reflects on the next steps for ensuring […]

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Why it’s so good to talk – Will Huxter

I want to use this blog to update you about the progress we are making in implementation of the nationally agreed standards for Congenital Heart Disease services, which were approved by our Board in 2015. As you know, we are currently preparing for public consultation on our proposals about how CHD services might be configured […]

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Health should not be a postcode lottery – Dr Penny Woods

As MPs prepare to debate health inequality in parliament tomorrow, the Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation explains why everyone should have the same opportunities to lead a healthy life: What you earn, where you live and your education should not mean that you’re more likely to be diagnosed with a killer disease – […]

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