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Diabetes Specialist Nurse Glynis helps Sarah manage Type 2 diabetes into remission

Sarah Morris-Parry’s world was turned upside down when, in 2007 on her 27th birthday, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The now 37-year-old from Leek, Staffordshire has not only achieved remission of the condition but gone on to have two more children after struggling to fall pregnant for 14 years, something she puts down […]

Policies: Routinely commissioned

A commissioning policy is a document that defines access to a service for a particular group of patients. A NICE Technology Appraisal Guideline on the same topic will replace, or be incorporated into, a commissioning policy as appropriate. These are important documents that are developed to ensure consistency in access to treatments nationwide. Addition of […]

Policies: Not for routine commissioning

A commissioning policy is a document that defines access to a service for a particular group of patients. A NICE Technology Appraisal Guideline on the same topic will replace, or be incorporated into, a commissioning policy as appropriate. These are important documents that are developed to ensure consistency in access to treatments nationwide. The following […]

Living with diabetes, but not perhaps as you would expect

On World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Andrea Lake explains how she lives with diabetes despite not having the condition and her passion for improving treatment and care for people with diabetes across the country. I have been a diabetes specialist nurse for nine years. One of the themes for World Diabetes Day has been […]

Innovator zone

AT Group is comprised of AT Medics, AT Learning and AT Tech, and we are transforming the NHS through our provision of Primary Care services, national training and development programmes and health technology. Our innovative programmes and solutions are well embedded in General Practice across the UK.     AMA Expert Eye Real-time collaboration tool […]

Innovator zone

AT Group is comprised of AT Medics, AT Learning and AT Tech, and we are transforming the NHS through our provision of Primary Care services, national training and development programmes and health technology. Our innovative programmes and solutions are well embedded in General Practice across the UK.     AMA Expert Eye Real-time collaboration tool […]

NHS England strikes new deals to make two new innovative treatments available routinely on the NHS

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. […]

Sharing decisions and planning care, including at the end of life

Professor Alf Collins, Professor Jonathan Silverman and Dr Andrew McDonald’s blog on the three compelling reasons why we should focus on improving communication between patients and healthcare professionals, following the recent publication of Goals of Care.  National survey data tells us that patients want more support to help them manage their health and wellbeing, and […]

The importance of shared decision making – Professor Alf Collins

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently launched the work of a collaborative approach to Shared Decision Making. In this blog, Professor Alf Collins, reflects on the ethical, practical and legal imperatives of sharing decisions with informed patients. I don’t know about you, but when I am faced with a decision, I […]

The importance of shared decision making

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently launched the work of a collaborative approach to Shared Decision Making. In this blog, Professor Alf Collins, reflects on the ethical, practical and legal imperatives of sharing decisions with informed patients. I don’t know about you, but when I am faced with a decision, I […]