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App that helps pregnant women monitor hypertension among new NHS innovations that will save lives and improve treatment

A wireless sensor that better detects breathing rate in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues are among the latest innovations set to be spread across the NHS. Eleven ground-breaking projects are being backed in the latest […]

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NHS commits to better care for expectant and new mums with mental health

Speaking to Mumsnet today Simon Stevens will announce the NHS trusts set to deliver more personalised care to expectant and new mums with serious mental ill health. The four new Mother and Baby Units revealed today will allow women to stay with their babies while receiving the specialist care they need. As many as one […]

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Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View: NHS acts to cut inappropriate out of area placements for children and young people in mental health crisis

NHS England will today announce the next steps in the drive to ensure children and young people don’t have to travel far from home for mental health care, funding between 150-180 new beds. The increase will be focused on those who are most unwell, be dependent on need and placed in under-served parts of the […]

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Winning projects announced for latest round of Maternity Challenge Fund

Three projects are each being awarded £50,000 by NHS England to explore innovative ways to use women’s and their partners’ feedback to improve maternity services. A judging panel from NHS England and the Department of Health selected the winners from almost 50 applications for support from the Maternity Challenge Fund, which was set up last […]

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NHS England announces sites to test maternity services of the future

Chair of the Maternity Transformation Programme and Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Sarah-Jane Marsh has today announced seven local areas who will be taking forward the recommendations set out in Better Births. The Early Adopter sites, which have been carefully chosen by a selected panel, will test a range of […]

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New ratings published for mental health and maternity

NHS England has today published new ratings on mental health and maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made. As part of the new Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCGIAF) for 2016/17, an initial baseline rating of CCGs in six clinical priority areas is being […]

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Second round of funding aims to improve maternity services through patient feedback

Maternity services have today been invited to put forward proposals on innovative ways of using patient feedback to improve services and the winning entries could receive up to £50,000 to help get their project up and running. Maternity Challenge Fund’s second round projects will continue to look at ways to improve maternity services through patient […]

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