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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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Send us your compassionate care award entries!

The call has gone out for more entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing the entry closing date has been extended to July 10. She said: “We have seen a series of high profile […]

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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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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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School and mental health link pilots taking work further to help more young people

A pilot scheme linking schools and mental health workers is being rolled out further helping more children and young people, it was revealed today at the NHS Expo conference. Dr Jackie Cornish, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, said the pilot, which is a collaboration between NHS England and the Department […]

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Comedian Ruby Wax packs out NHS Expo conference and talks mindfulness

Comedian Ruby Wax told the NHS Expo conference that mindfulness was a therapy which helped her with depression over the years. Speaking to a packed audience, the mental health campaigner was interviewed by Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis University College London Peter Fonagy, and received thanks and congratulations from the audience for her contributions to […]

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