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The wife of television political commentator Andrew Marr is to give her account of how she found herself plunged into the world of being a full-time carer. Journalist Jackie Ashley will tell her intensely personal and moving story about how she helped her TV presenter husband in his battle for recovery from his stroke last […]
NHS England has welcomed the mental health crisis care concordat as an important step forward in improving care and standards for people in a mental health crisis. The Concordat, launched today by the Department of Health, is a joint agreement which describes how police, mental health services, social work services and ambulance professionals should work […]
From 1 April 2014, GP practices will be offered the opportunity to take part in an enhanced service which is designed to reduce avoidable unplanned admissions by improving services for the most vulnerable patients and those with complex physical or mental health needs. The key components of the enhanced service will be for practices to: […]
Eleven financially-challenged health economies in England are to receive expert help with strategic planning in order to secure sustainable quality services for their local patients. Monitor, NHS England and the NHS Trust Development Authority have agreed to fund a series of projects to help groups of commissioners and providers work together to develop integrated five-year […]
The world of health and care is full of passionate people who love what they do and want to share this with others. Camp Expo is an ‘unconference’ where delegates bring their pitch and all they have to do to get involved is start talking or join-in with the other attendees. They can now sign […]
Despite the awful weather conditions, nothing was going to stop members from getting to the inaugural meeting of the NHS England’s Youth Forum, ahead of its formal launch on 3 March 2014 at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014 at Manchester Central. Filmed by a crew from The Reporters Academy, 14 young people, aged […]
The Digital First report highlights innovation in the use of digital systems and processes used in pathology across the country. Systems and processes which have an impact on the quality of care the NHS provides to patients; such as early diagnosis to prevent premature mortality; the care and management of long term conditions and making results […]
This weekly summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check report 14 February 2014
This guidance is intended to support commissioners who are currently developing their 5 years strategic plans. The CCG Allocation Growth Projections 2016/17 to 2018/19 (this document is no longer available here but can be found on the National Archives website) sets out some high level planning assumptions that CCGs can use when considering how to project […]
Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, taking place at Manchester Central on 3 and 4 March, has announced the schedule of speakers for the event. The two-day event features a packed programme of presentations, interviews and live Q&A sessions with high profile leadership and innovators from around the healthcare world. This year’s conference builds on […]