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NHS England has today (Thursday 23 May, 2013) confirmed the designation of 15 new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). AHSNs have the potential to transform health and healthcare by putting innovation at the heart of the NHS. This will improve patient outcomes as well as contributing to economic growth. AHSNs present a unique opportunity to […]
Doctors and nurses are to get better information about patients so people get safer care thanks to a new £260 million NHS technology fund, announced by NHS England today. The fund will be available to NHS providers to support the move from paper-based systems for patient notes and prescriptions to integrated electronic care records and […]
Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, said: “We need to see a shift in the way dementia care is organised and delivered in the UK if we are to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia, and their carers, and help them live well with dementia. “People with dementia and their carers […]
The NHS in England has stepped up its data collection, a vital move towards a “fantastic reporting culture” aimed at improving patient safety. Dr Mike Durkin told the Patient Safety Congress at the ICC in Birmingham that the service’s culture of gathering data “had not dimmed” and 100,000 reports had been collated in the past […]
The most senior doctor in the NHS today warned against acceptance of unsafe and poor-quality care as he addressed the country’s biggest patient safety conference. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh told the Patient Safety Congress at Birmingham’s ICC that investigations into the Bristol Royal Infirmary and into Mid Staffordshire Hospitals had shown that good, caring people […]
NHS England today (Tuesday) announced that Sir David Nicholson has decided to retire from the NHS, and as Chief Executive of NHS England, in March 2014. Sir David has worked in the NHS for 35 years in over 14 organisations covering all care groups and parts of the NHS. He was NHS Chief Executive for […]
The next Board meeting will take place on Thursday 18th July 10:15am to 1:15pm – at NHS England Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT If you would like to attend, please register your interest by lunchtime on Tuesday 16th July as places are limited. Please contact email@example.com. Please note that members of the public […]
The board meeting was broadcast live as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view separate recordings of each agenda item below: Parts one and two Part three Parts four and five Parts six and seven Part eight Parts eight to eleven Board papers View the agenda and board papers
NHS England is set to target “shockingly low” diagnosis rates of dementia in England in a move that could see tens of thousands of people identified and treated each year. The announcement of the drive to completely overhaul dementia diagnosis was made today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia […]
NHS England is to host its first NHS Values Summit on Friday 17 May. The event, which is being held in Bristol, will enable leaders from health and social care and staff, patients and local community representatives to share insights into how people’s differences can affect their experiences, quality of care and health outcomes. Prof […]