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Evaluation highlights areas for improvement in long term conditions care

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 […]

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NHS and Fire Service sign new consensus to help vulnerable and reduce winter pressures

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 […]

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We must recognise the vital contribution of carers

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 […]

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National Voices meet the challenge of health and social care

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 […]

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New tools for helping care for people with Long Term Conditions

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, […]

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New alliance in social care and health launched

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 […]

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Patients take centre stage at Future of Health conference

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 […]

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Award winning NHS England event set to be repeated

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 […]

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