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Practical guide for large scale change launched

NHS England has launched a refreshed guide to support health and care leaders to deliver large scale change. The guide will help them meet the challenges set out in the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View published earlier this year. NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have refreshed and […]

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Special Award for Manchester and London NHS terror attack heroes

Heroic frontline NHS staff who treated victims of the recent Manchester and London terror attacks and the Grenfell fire were given special recognition at the Health and Care Innovation Expo today. Staff including nurses, doctors and paramedics received a standing ovation as the Special Recognition honour was announced by Professor Jane Cummings at the end […]

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New quality of life measure for recovering cancer patients

In a world leading move, quality of life for cancer patients will be tracked as part of ambitious plans by NHS England to radically improve care and support for people once treatment ends. The ground-breaking new approach is set to drive improvements in after care which includes personalised plans for people with cancer outlining not […]

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NHS launches new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes

The NHS, working with Public Health England (PHE), will today (Tuesday) announce a new drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes saving thousands of lives by taking a more integrated approach to cardiovascular care. New PHE analysis suggests that there is now an opportunity to prevent more than 9,000 heart attacks and at least 14,000 […]

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Nurses play vital role in improving lives of millions

Professor Jane Cummings has urged nurses to lead the way in improving the lives of millions of people living with a mental health condition or learning disability. It is estimated there are around 1.1 million people living with a learning disability in England. However, the number recorded in health and welfare systems is much lower. […]

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Ambulance services begin new response times

Four of England’s ambulance services have begun the roll out of new response times announced earlier this year. Explaining the next steps in the delivery of the Ambulance Response Programme, Professor Jonathan Wenger, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, and NHS England’s lead paramedic, Richard Webber, told delegates at this year’s Health and […]

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NHS England launches practical guides to help people with disabilities access GP online services

Practical guides to help disabled patients to access GP online services have been published by NHS England today (11 September). Aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities, a series of new guides have been developed to help patients use GP services online such as book appointments, repeat their prescriptions and […]

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Chief Dental Officer urges profession to give their views in nationwide survey

More than 18,000 NHS dentists are being urged to give their views in a nationwide survey as part of plans to reform record keeping standards. At the Expo Health and Care Innovation conference in Manchester today, Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley launched plans for a survey of NHS dentists across England that will use an innovative technique […]

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The future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed yet!

Digital technology is helping to revolutionise health and care for patients – and a new wave of innovative ways of working is captured in a new report from NHS and local government leaders. New care models: harnessing technology explores how digital solutions, implemented by vanguards, are helping health and care to respond to the needs […]

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