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England’s top doctor calls on NHS to use tech to revamp outpatient system

England’s top doctor is calling on the NHS to enlist the power of tech and innovation to reduce the thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments carried out every day. In his foreword to the Royal College of Physicians report published today, NHS England Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, says it’s time to ‘grasp the nettle’ to […]

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£450k announced to help patients have their say on health services

A windfall of £450,000 to support practical and innovative ways to help patients improve health services has been announced. The Building Health Partnerships programme has been awarded the money from NHS England and the National Lottery – through the Big Lottery Fund. The funding will provide tailored support for co-production to 10 areas, helping to […]

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Top GP will help spread innovations to join up NHS health and social care

A specialist GP has been appointed to help spread NHS innovations which integrate health and social care throughout England. Dr Karen Kirkham, who runs a practice in Dorset and specialises in women’s health, will work with the wider GP community to spread tried and tested innovation and transformation techniques across the country. Dr Kirkham has […]

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12 million people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care work

Over 12 million people will soon benefit from better joined up NHS and social care as four more areas, covering four and a half million extra people, are today (Thurs) given more control to improve local services. NHS England chief Simon Stevens and Ian Dalton, head of NHS Improvement, have called on the NHS to […]

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New local health and care partnerships could save lives

Doctors and nurses will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right action as […]

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Integrated care pioneers – two years on

2015 has been a year of good progress and learning for the integrated care pioneer community, against a backdrop of change for the health and care sector and also for the programme itself. We started the year with the announcement of a second wave of pioneers in January – 11 areas all focused on improving […]

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