Blog posts

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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Being ambitious for palliative and end of life care: who’s responsible? – Bee Wee

Following her appearance at Expo, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, Professor Bee Wee, reflects on the challenge of embedding good palliative care throughout health and social care. Who is responsible for delivering the kind of transformation in palliative and end of life care that Dr Katherine Sleeman called for at our session […]

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Behaviour change and tech can transform the NHS

Going digital and incorporating behavioural insights hold the keys to the future of our health service, according to a panel of experts at the Health and Care Innovation Expo. Professor Lord Darzi, Director, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, was joined by David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team and Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder, […]

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