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Improved mental health care for patients with physical ailments has reduced demand for GP appointments and cut hospital admissions by three quarters in a pilot scheme as part of a programme of new services that NHS England is rolling out across the country. Since 2016, the NHS has begun testing new services which integrate mental […]
NHS chief Simon Stevens will today announce that NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. From tomorrow (10 November) hundreds of patients with Multiple Sclerosis are set to benefit from a new treatment option, Mavenclad, following a deal with drug company Merck. […]
NHS England supporting new trials to help disabled people and those with long term conditions into work
NHS England, along with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health (DH), will invest £70 million over the next four years to test different ways to support people with a disability or long term condition to get in and stay in work. To kick-start this programme of work, NHS England, […]
Older patients and people with long term conditions and mental health problems will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos today (Friday 22), NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will launch the first wave of NHS […]
Older people living with multiple long term conditions are generally happy with the NHS but often find the health and care system is not set up for their needs. That is the main finding of an ethnographic evaluation carried out by the Ipsos Ethnography Centre of Excellence (ECE) – part of Ipsos MORI – who […]
Firefighters have joined forces with the NHS in a new health partnership to tackle health and social problems and reduce winter pressures. Today, five organisations will sign a new ‘Consensus’ – NHS England, Public Health England, the Fire and Rescue Service, Age UK and the Local Government Association – promising to work together to make […]
NHS England must continue to raise the profile of England’s carers and the vital role they play. That is the view of Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Long Term Conditions, who has written in a blog: “England’s five and a half million carers make a critical and underappreciated contribution not only to loved […]
One of the key challenges for the health and social care system over the next five years is how to support effectively the growing number of people who have more than one long term condition or other need. How to meet this challenge will be the subject of an address being given to the annual […]
Dr Martin McShane has welcomed the publication of three new handbooks aimed at planning services for people with long term conditions. The handbooks, which can be accessed online, are aimed at supporting commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions (LTCs), in order to achieve more effective, personalised care. Dr McShane, […]
A major new alliance committed to improving care and support for people with long-term conditions has been launched in London today (Friday 21 November). The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) has people with long-term health conditions at the heart of its powerful alliance and brings together some of the sector’s most influential national groups and […]