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How Health Innovation Manchester and the Dementia Industry Group partnership are transforming care for people with dementia

Collaborative partnerships between industry and government are bringing together best-in-class knowledge and processes needed to drastically improve care for dementia sufferers, globally. Cara Afzal, Senior Programme Development Lead at Health Innovation Manchester, discusses the progress being made. One million people in the UK will have dementia by 2025, increasing to two million by 2050, according […]

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Breaking down the barriers

The current Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow at NHS England shares the thinking behind a new programme to devise and test an integrated model for NHS pharmacy and medicines use in an STP/ICS: We often refer to pharmacy by sector – community, hospital, general practice, mental health, the list goes on – but our shared […]

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Provider Trusts’ contributions to population health outcomes

Dr Jane Wells, the Chair of the Provider Public Health Network talks about the input that provider trusts can make to local population health and wellbeing. As well as treating and caring for people who are ill, NHS provider trusts have huge potential to contribute to improving local population health through their role with patients, […]

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Using the Model Hospital to improve productivity

Thursday 6 September, 12:30-13:30 Location: PUU7 Since its launch in 2016 the Model Hospital has become an invaluable productivity tool for thousands of NHS staff, with more of you signing up every day and more data available all the time. The Model Hospital is a nationally-available digital information system containing metrics relating to productivity, efficiency […]

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Partnering with Industry: Real Life Example from Barts Health NHS Trust

In the 70th year of the NHS, there is increasing pressure on hospitals to find ways to tackle the challenges our health service faces without increasing costs. Lucy Morrisey,  Deputy Director: Strategy, at Barts Health NHS Trust, shares her views. Like most NHS Trusts, we are always on the lookout for ways to improve productivity […]

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Getting started with large scale change

Iain Smith, Programme Lead for Improvement Methodology, Sustainable Improvement Team NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement Team offers improvement and change expertise to help deliver NHS England’s priorities. The team promotes evidence-based improvement methods and works to equip colleagues across health and care with the practical skills they need to ensure better services and outcomes for patients. […]

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Tackling men’s mental health is the lynchpin to suicide prevention – Poorna Bell

‘Suicide is a wholly preventable death – no one is born wanting to die. If these deaths are preventable, then an urgent, regular conversation needs to happen about how we can effectively tackle this’ Poorna Bell, award-winning journalist, author and mental health campaigner It has been 1,159 days since my husband Rob died by suicide, […]

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Tackling the stigma of mental health issues – Ruth Sutherland

‘Samaritans believes toxic messages which eat away at men’s wellbeing can be reversed,’ Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans The latest UK suicide figures show that on average just under 6,000 people take their own lives every year. Three-quarters of them are men. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50. You can […]

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Tackling the stigma of mental health issues – Danny Sculthorpe

‘I’m driven to prevent suicide as I’m aware that behind the statistics there are devastated families and friends whose lives are changed forever,’ Danny Sculthorpe, Ambassador for State of Mind Sport charity, and former rugby league player. Hello, I’m Danny Sculthorpe. I’m a former professional rugby league player. I was fortunate to play for England […]

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#lovesocialcare at Expo 2018 – Vic Rayner, National Care Forum

Social Care needs a new narrative. That much is obvious to anyone working within the care system, and for those who are not involved in the day to day workings of care, the service is either invisible or crisis ridden. We are in a state of transition – everything around us is changing – on […]

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