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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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Old problems, new solutions

The National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia previews NHS England and Age UK coming together at Expo to dispel the myths around older people’s mental health: As now seems to be tradition, let’s start with some statistics. Up to four out of ten people over the age of 65 experience mental health […]

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Community Engagement: a positive power for change

Robin Morrison, chair of Engaging Communities Staffordshire and its associated Healthwatch organisations, explains why the business of community engagement is paramount for a strong and accountable future in health and public services. For an organisation born out of a high-profile crisis, it is not surprising that Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) is passionate about communicating effectively […]

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Get creative at Expo 2017

Arts for Health is installing a vibrant art display to greet delegates attending the Pop-up university at Expo 2017, showcasing the creativity of the individuals and groups we work with. Jessica Kent, who leads the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) project, explains what delegates can expect and how they can get […]

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Leading the way for mental health

Belinda and Sarah preview their Pop Up University session at Expo 2017 on Early Intervention in Psychosis services in the South region:  A record number of people are now accessing high quality Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services in a timely way across England. That means the specialist community treatment teams introduced across England over […]

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NHSmail user? You’re more digitally-enabled than you know!

By: Aimie Chapple, UKI Chief Innovation Officer and UK Health Lead, Accenture. Accenture is a sponsor of Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017. I’ve often imagined the benefits of a patient’s entire care team: GP, specialist, nurse and social worker, discussing the best treatment via a single, secure NHS social media platform. Now the need for […]

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