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Taking forward action for the millions with hearing loss

Following a speech at the Ear Foundation, Deputy CSO Fiona Carragher highlights the achievements of the Action Plan for Hearing Loss, and reflects on the importance of coordinated action to ensure high quality care for all. Everybody appreciates the importance of hearing as one of our five basic senses which connect us with the world […]

Caring for patients with pregnancy loss

Babyloss Awareness Week is held annually from October 9 to 15. Involving twenty-one pregnancy and baby loss charities in the UK, it’s a special opportunity to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth. The Miscarriage Association’s National Director, Ruth Bender Atik, takes a look at how we can improve experiences […]


Sponsorship from organisations across the health and social care sector ensures Health and Care Innovation Expo is a high-quality event, with free-of-charge tickets available to public sector colleagues, while remaining cost-neutral to the NHS. Manchester Central is the perfect venue for Expo. Flooded with natural light, the main hall contains two speaker stages, feature zones […]

Proposed Outcome Measures for Tinnitus Services (P29)

The British Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as follows: The perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sound. This noise may be heard in one ear, in both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be low, medium or high‑pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go.

Cancer Patient Experience Survey

The Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been designed to monitor national progress on cancer care; to provide information to drive local quality improvements; to assist commissioners and providers of cancer care; and to inform the work of the various charities and stakeholder groups supporting cancer patients. The survey is conducted by Quality Health on behalf […]