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A competition to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday will be launched in Westminster today (7 February). The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards will see English MPs put forward individuals and teams serving their constituencies for national recognition, with the winners being announced at a special awards ceremony on the House of Commons Terrace the day before the […]
NHS England has today announced that Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as its new National Medical Director. The role was subject to open competition and the appointment made by the Board of NHS England. Professor Powis, 57, is currently Group Chief Medical Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and will succeed […]
NHS England has today announced the appointment of Ray James as its first National Learning Disability Director, to drive improvement across the country on services to people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Ray is the former national president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the long-standing executive director […]
Taking place at Health and Care Innovation Expo this year, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will look back on the progress the NHS has made over the last twelve months towards delivering on the shared plan for improved health, transformed care and a financially sustainable health and care system. The AGM will also look forward […]
NHS England has today announced that the country’s Chief Nurse, Professor Jane Cummings, will take charge of the London region until a permanent Regional Director is recruited. Anne Rainsberry, the current Regional Director will step down from her role in the autumn, Professor Cummings will lead the London region from 18 September. Jane will continue […]
The UK was rated first out of 11 countries in a report on international healthcare systems published today by the Commonwealth Fund. The report compared the UK to healthcare systems in the US, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Australia. The Commonwealth Fund’s report ranks the UK first overall and […]
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has announced that he will be stepping down as NHS England’s National Medical Director at the end of the year after 10 years in the role. He has been appointed as Chair of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and will take up this important role when he leaves NHS […]
We take a look back at a few of the highlights of our work over the last twelve months. January Back in January we announced that the first NHS hand transplants to be performed this year and by July the BBC were reporting how Chris King from Doncaster, who lost both his hands in an […]
Joanne Shaw has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a Non-Executive Director, who will also chair the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, at NHS England for four years from 1 October 2016. She is a non executive director and Chair of Audit at the National Audit Office, a position which she will hold […]
Today NHS England and NHS Improvement announce three key appointments to help transform how the NHS uses technology and information. The creation of these roles reflects recommendations in the forthcoming review on the future of NHS information systems by Dr Bob Wachter. Rather than appoint a single chief information and technology officer, consistent with the […]