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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 […]
Patients and their long-term needs will again be the focus of this year’s Future of Health Conference. The conference, which won Best Event of the Year for 2013 at the prestigious British Media Awards, will be held on 21st November in London. The key themes will include: Personalisation and Empowerment – What are the barriers and […]
NHS England’s award-winning Future of Health Conference will be staged again later this year. The conference, which recently won Best Event of the Year at the prestigious British Media Awards, will be held on 21 November in London. As with last year’s event – which attracted 1,000 delegates – a People’s Panel made up of […]
NHS England is to launch a new pilot scheme that aims to help general practitioners assess the care and support needs of people with long-term conditions. A new assessment tool, known as patient activation, is designed to help GPs put people with long-term conditions at the centre of the care and support they receive. It […]
A major new report about Patient Activation – which could help over 1.5million people in England with long term conditions – was launched at the King’s Fund today. Patient activation is a measure of a person’s skills, confidence and knowledge to manage their own health. It’s simple to find out, like measuring blood pressure, and […]
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 […]