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The second wave of the £500 million ‘Integrated Digital Care Fund’, (formerly the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund’), opens to applications today. NHS Trusts, and now Local Authorities, can apply for part of £240 million of funding to digitise and integrate patient information across the health and care sector, driving improvements in patient care. […]
Specialised Services would like to announce the appointment of three new Clinical Reference Group (CRG) Chairs, these are: Dr Sean Whittaker for Specialised Dermatology, Dr Jeremy Kenney Herbert for High and Medium Secure Mental Health Dr Vinod Diwaker for Paediatric Medicine.
Improving medication safety in mental health is imperative, Dr Geraldine Strathdee stressed today. NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health said: “We must make sure we tackle the higher levels of mortality and reduced life expectancy in patients with mental illness and we are committed to pushing mental health to the top of the […]
Thursday 15 May 2014, at NHS Southside, London. Board meeting will start at 10:30am Watch the live stream.
Health care professionals and patients working together is recognised with prestigious prize. When doctors Anna Moore and Ed Mitchell approached Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Long-Term Conditions, asking if he would support them to set up the Future of Health conference, little did they imagine that 18 months later they would scoop a […]
NHS England today clarified the future of its Choose and Book programme, following an article in the Observer newspaper at the weekend. Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England explained the contract on Choose and Book – introduced in 2004 as a national electronic appointment booking service that provides patients with […]
NHS England’s Director for Long Term Conditions Martin McShane has today welcomed the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week by the Mental Health Foundation. He praised the Foundation’s work, this year highlighting issues around anxiety. Dr Martin McShane said: “We welcome the results from the Mental Health Foundation report which show just how many people […]
Jane Cummings, has joined with her fellow Chief Nursing Officers of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to issue a rallying message to mark International Nurses Day. Together with counterparts Ros Moore of Scotland, Jean White of Wales, Charlotte McArdle of Northern Ireland and Siobhan O’Halloran, the CNO for the Republic of […]
“International nurses day a chance to reflect on the changing face of the profession”, says Chief Nursing Officer
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has today marked International Nurses Day by reflecting on the changing face of the profession. She said: “Nursing has changed dramatically in the 150 years since Florence Nightingale founded the first nursing school in London – undoubtedly for the better. “While compassionate care is still the guiding principle, […]
The next Board meeting will take place on Thursday 15 May at NHS Southside, London. Start time is 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest at email@example.com. and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the […]