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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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Putting you at the heart of Expo – Professor Jane Cummings

I am delighted to place a spotlight on a number of dedicated nursing and midwifery sessions that will take place at Health and Care Innovation Expo on the 5 and 6 September. Expo provides an ideal environment for nurses and midwives to learn about the latest developments across the professions and to engage in debates […]

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Send us your compassionate care award entries!

New category to mark 70th anniversary of the NHS. The call has gone out for entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, today urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing there is an extra category this year to mark the 70th […]

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Celebrating 70 years of innovative care

The Chief Nursing Officer for England calls on nursing, midwifery and care staff to help mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS: This year nursing, midwifery and care staff have the perfect opportunity to celebrate 70 years of innovation and person centered care in our NHS and beyond. And with our staff, we can shape the […]

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Views on Expo

Let’s get creative with how we view population health and wellbeing ​ ​​​Amy Lamb, Business Coordinator, Intervention and Support Team​ (North). With NHS services stretched and an ageing population, working together with other organisations to ensure the best outcomes for patients is becoming ever more vital. I knew before I went to Expo 2017 that […]

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