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NHS England funds the evaluation of specialist surgery for more than 100 children a year with cerebral palsy
NHS England has today (17 July) announced it will commission specialist surgery for a number of children with cerebral palsy who have difficulty walking, which could improve their mobility and level of independence. Around 120 children a year could benefit from a procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) as part of NHS England’s innovative Commissioning […]
NHS England is today publishing an agreed set of clinical access policies for specialised commissioning. For the first time ever, specialised services will be commissioned using a nationally consistent approach, meaning that patients will have equal access to high quality services, regardless of where they live. The policies, along with a number of specialised services […]
Stroke-reducing heart implants and a life changing surgical procedure for children with cerebral palsy are among a host of new treatments that will now be routinely available for thousands of patients on the NHS. The NHS announced its plan to provide the latest innovative treatments for patients, just days after it celebrated its 70th anniversary. Hundreds […]
A consultation has been launched to simplify and standardise the process for getting research projects up and running in the NHS. Cuts to bureaucracy and faster access to new and innovative treatments, are at the heart of 12 actions also agreed by the NHS England Board to support research and its application in the NHS. […]
England’s top doctor and the Chief Nurse for England have been recognised alongside dozens of healthcare staff in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director since 2018 and a doctor for 37 years, has been knighted for his services to the NHS, particularly for his role leading the response […]
Patients and their long term needs will again be the focus of this year’s Future of Health conference tomorrow, at which NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will give the keynote address. Continuing with the theme of putting patients at the heart of everything, the conference will again feature a People’s Panel – a unique […]
An innovative team helping prisoners with long term lung conditions breathe better and feel better have won a Nursing Times Award for their flag ship project. The group of six, who all work at Maidstone Prison, scooped the Respiratory Award 2013 prize after diagnosing more prisoners with conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), helping […]
NHS England invites specialised services providers to take part in its innovative new programme ‘Commissioning through Evaluation’
NHS England is inviting specialist hospitals to take part in a new, innovative commissioning approach, aimed at increasing access to services or treatments which are not currently routinely funded by the NHS. The first treatment to benefit, as part of the Commissioning through Evaluation programme, will be Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT), a form of radiotherapy […]
Patients who have completed the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) have lost almost 60,000kg between them. New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than originally predicted and a total of 59,000kg. The programme, which gives advice […]