Blog posts

Evidence: Do or be damned?

Dr Amanda Begley considers evidence in decision-making, including how innovators should develop and use evidence for effective scaling. Find out more about the NHS Innovation Accelerator with sessions on our main stages and in our Expo theatres at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 – 11-12 September at Manchester Central. For an innovation to reach […]

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You mean they’re professionals?

An Expo 2017 Steering Group member discusses the importance and impact of the voluntary sector on health and care innovation ahead of this year’s event: Expo provides a great opportunity for people to meet, hear and learn about innovations taking place across the country in Health and Social Care. One area that people seem confused […]

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Business as usual

In June 2017, Louise Watson became director of the new care models programme at NHS England and is leading on their implementation as outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View. Louise shares her thoughts on the programme as it enters its third year. I’m really thrilled to take on the mantle of new care […]

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Compassionate Care that shines above the rest

The Chief Nursing Officer for England calls for entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards: I recently spoke at e-Health week about the importance of technology, data and informatics. It was a great event and a real chance to highlight how important technology and data is in transforming the delivery of care across […]

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Improving access to general practice – Dr Robert Varnam

Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, reviews new innovations to improve access to general practice. Improving access to general practice is a key priority for the NHS. General practice in England provides safe, appropriate and high quality care but we know that, too often, patients find it hard to get […]

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“Incredible and hugely inspiring” – Susie Williams, NHS Youth Forum

On September 7 and 8 I attended my very first NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester as part of and representing the NHS Youth Forum with five other members, and it was both an incredible and hugely inspiring two days. Soon after we arrived at the event myself and Aisha (another youth forum member) found […]

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Experiencing Expo 2016 – reflections from a #braintumourwarrior

As part of my job as a digital account manager in the North East of England, this September I had the cool task of attending the two-day Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.  What is an Innovation Expo, I hear you cry? Well, Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director of NHS England, introduced the conference by […]

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Supporting NHS leaders is more important than ever before – Professor Nicki Latham

The New Care Models Zone was one of four feature zones at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo. The zone explored the progress made by the 50 vanguards developing and testing new models of care that can be replicated across different health economies. Professor Nicki Latham, is the Executive Director of Performance and Development […]

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