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Six million more to benefit as NHS locks in the benefits of stronger partnerships

The NHS and its partners will be able to ‘lock in’ improvements to their work by putting whole-system planning at the heart of coronavirus recovery plans, the NHS’s Chief Operating Officer said today. The comments came as NHS England and NHS Improvement confirmed four new ‘integrated care systems’, together serving more than six million residents. […]

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Rapid NHS response teams to help people stay well at home

Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans outlined by the NHS today. Local health service and council teams will begin the roll out of Urgent Community Response teams from April, as part of the […]

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New NHS online training to help people get home from hospital quicker

NHS England and Health Education England have today launched ActNow, an e-learning tool developed for health service and care staff to help them reduce hospital delays for patients. Nearly 350,000 patients currently spend over three weeks in acute hospitals each year. Many of those are older people who are often frail, and while a short […]

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NHS launches accredited suppliers for electronic patient records

NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers in the NHS more confidence in their route to digitisation. NHS England and NHSX have developed a new section on the Health Systems Support Framework to help organisations and integrated care systems get best value for […]

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New ways of working to free up doctors as part of the NHS Long Term Plan

Patients are set to get longer appointments with their family doctor thanks to new ways of working which start today. Practices large and small will work to support each other and deliver a wider range of specialist care services for patients from a range of skilled health professionals. Around 7,000 practices across England – more […]

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One in three people will benefit from faster and more convenient health and care

NHS confirms integrated care systems to serve more than 20 million One in three people in England, 21 million, are set to further benefit from improved health and care, as three new areas were today announced as ‘integrated care systems‘ (ICS). The North East and North Cumbria will become the country’s largest ICS, serving more […]

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NHS England funds £2million to boost system-wide leadership development

NHS England has funded a £2million programme to help 23 areas kick-start or boost leadership development activities to support and inspire workforce in health systems across England from GPs, consultants and therapists to nurses, social workers and managers. The programme builds on learning from five successful leadership models: Frimley Health and Care 2020 Programme, Surrey […]

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Jo Cox Foundation backs campaign to end loneliness

The sister of MP Jo Cox is backing an anti-loneliness campaign to help 30,000 people avoid health and wellbeing problems that can come from feeling and living alone. The campaign, backed by the Foundation set up following the murder of the former MP for Batley and Spen in 2016, is one of a range of […]

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GPs create 100,000 extra patient appointments through Primary Care Network model

GP practices in Gloucestershire are working together to provide 100,000 more appointments for patients. The extra appointments, across the county’s 75 practices, will be mainly provided by GPs and nurses over the next year; and clinical pharmacists, paramedics, mental health workers and physiotherapists are also now working in local surgeries, offering a greater range of […]

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