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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 […]
Publication of progress review of five cancer services at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
NHS England Essex today publishes its report into the safety of five cancer services at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (CHUFT). The Incident Management Team (IMT) – set up to undertake the review – is reporting on its findings relating to five cancer pathways at the Trust: Brain and Central Nervous System; Cancer of […]
Level 2 warning is valid from 8am on Friday 18 July to 8am Sunday 20 July. The Met Office has today forecast potential heatwave conditions for parts of the South East, London, the East of England, the East Midlands and West Midlands for later this week, as it declared a Level 2 Heat-health alert. This […]
NHS England has asked Sir Stephen Bubb, the Chief Executive of charity leaders network ACEVO, to head a new group of experts and advisors to develop a national guide for how we provide health and care for those with learning disabilities. The group will also include healthcare, charity and voluntary sectors, as well as with […]
NHS England takes action to improve access to specialised mental health services for children and young people
NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people after publishing a “frank and honest” report on current provision. For England as a whole, the report says “it is impossible to conclude definitively whether the current level of bed provision is sufficient to meet […]
Professor John Young today welcomed a new online resource launched by the General Medical Council aimed at supporting doctors in their day-to-day care of older patients. The new resource gives practical advice from leading clinicians on how to put older patients first and use GMC guidance to handle their clinical, emotional and psychological needs. At […]
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The Daily Telegraph has published a letter from NHS England’s Director of Patient Safety, Dr Mike Durkin, in response to their article about how Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle addresses patient safety reporting. The article describes how ten years ago, inspired by ways car workers in Japan were helped when they were struggling, the hospital […]
NHS England Chief offers local government leaders radical new health and social care integration option
High-need individuals to be offered ability to control their own blended NHS and community care, in partnership with voluntary sector. The NHS will offer local councils across England a radical new option in which individuals could control their combined health and social care support, Simon Stevens CEO of NHS England will announce today. Speaking at […]
Barry Cockcroft spoke at the Westminster Health Forum seminar on oral health inequalities, dentistry commissioning, regulation and the dental contract reform. The morning’s sessions included discussion from a panel about skill-mix in general dental practice and how this can improve dental health and reassure reluctant patients, encouraging them to engage more in preventative care of […]