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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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Breaking down the barriers in health care

The President of the National Association Primary Care preview his session at Expo 2017 on Accountable Care Systems and the benefits they could bring: The challenges facing the provision of health and care services with increasing need and expectation in the 21st century are global. However, the delivery of care varies greatly in the differing […]

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Young people must have a say in health care

A representative from the NHS Youth Forum and co-chair of this year’s Expo National Quality Board explains how it’s time for policy-makers, commissioners and providers to start listening to young people: In recent years, the NHS focus has been concerned with the health of adults and the quality of care this group receives – but […]

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Chief Dental Officer will set out the “clear and compelling” economic case for oral health at Expo 2017

Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer for England will set out the “clear and compelling” economic case for integrated oral health at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. The flagship annual event in Manchester will feature a series of speakers and sessions that will highlight the challenges and opportunities for dentistry and oral […]

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Getting more bang for your bucks

The Regional Medical Director for Specialised Commissioning NHS South and Clinical Lead for High-Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices Programme (HCTED) previews his Expo 2017 presentation on how transforming NHS England procurement will enhance patient outcomes: What influences clinical choice? How can NHS England optimise device choice to enhance patient outcomes and drive further savings through improved purchasing […]

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