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Improving communication about gender identity services

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a regular series of on-line postings about NHS England’s work to improve gender identity services. I have heard directly from individuals and organisations across the trans and non-binary community regarding concerns they have about limited communication from NHS England in relation to this service area. […]

New NHS RightCare STP Where to Look packs published

NHS RightCare has published new Commissioning for Value ‘Where to Look’ packs for all Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) areas.  These new products include aggregate data at STP level for all the CCGs that make up each  footprint. The packs have been published now to support STPs and their component organisations in ensuring there is […]

Dental policies and procedures

NHS England is responsible for commissioning high quality primary care services for the population of England. NHS England’s commissioning policy is to move towards more place based, clinically led commissioning and is sharing or delegating commissioning of primary medical care services to CCGs. In addition to commissioning primary care services. NHS England has responsibility for […]

NHS to provide life changing glucose monitors for Type 1 diabetes patients

Tens of thousands of people with Type 1 diabetes across the country will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS. To coincide with World Diabetes Day, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, is announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle […]

Quality Always – the DCHS way

Leading change Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) provides a wide range of community-based inpatient and outpatient services. Nurses within DCHS supported the creation of the “Quality Always – the DCHS Way” model leading on implementation in practice to ensure they continued to provide high quality care and drive improvement for patients, whilst […]

England’s top doctor calls on NHS to use tech to revamp outpatient system

England’s top doctor is calling on the NHS to enlist the power of tech and innovation to reduce the thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments carried out every day. In his foreword to the Royal College of Physicians report published today, NHS England Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, says it’s time to ‘grasp the nettle’ to […]

Launching the third ‘Empower the Person’ roadmap

As Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells Expo 2018 of his vow to ‘bring the NHS into the 21st Century’ with £200million for new IT systems, the Chief Digital Officer for NHS England looks at personalised patient journeys of the future and the boom in people using online information: We set out our ‘Empower the Person’ […]

Primary Care Networks: The building blocks of an Integrated Care System – Dorset, South West

Case study summary This case study explores how explores how Primary Care contributes to Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). It looks at the benefits of working in Primary Care Networks to provide more joined-up care for patients and to reduce pressures on the General Practice workforce. The case study shares the approach that GPs in Wave One ICS […]

A new integrated care pathway for faecal incontinence

Leading change Nurses in the Faecal INcontinence and Constipation Healthcare (FINCH) team at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals introduced an innovative integrated care pathway (ICP) for their patients. It has had a positive impact on both patient outcomes and experience. Where to look Nurses and colleagues in the multi-disciplinary FINCH team identified unwarranted variation in […]