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Focussed intervention with 2 STP areas drove improvement in their dementia diagnosis rates.   A total increase of 309 more people have a recorded diagnosis of dementia in the areas concerned 1247 more people resident in the 5 East Midlands STP areas have a recorded diagnosis of dementia reducing the gap between calculated estimated prevalence (age […]

New cancer ratings published

NHS England has today published new ratings providing a snapshot of how well different areas of the country are diagnosing and treating cancer and supporting patients. Based on data published over the course of the last two years,  the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework provides an initial baseline rating for six clinical priority […]

What next? Making the Long Term Plan real for mental health service users

We know people with a serious mental illness can live active, contributing, and rewarding lives and have a right to do so. The right support is crucial to this. As a registered mental health nurse of 34 years, and now as National Director for Mental Health at NHS England, I am passionate about ensuring people […]

Implementing the Mum and Baby App across North-West London

Leading change Midwives working in the North-West London Early Adopter (EA) project team led on a programme to implement a digital App in the 6 maternity units across the North-West London Local Maternity System. The EA project team are within the Acute Care Transformation Team, part of the North-West London Health and Care Partnership. The […]

High quality care for survivors of childhood cancer

Leading change The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist for Nottingham University NHS Foundation Trust (NUH) worked in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team (MDT) and commissioning colleagues to establish a new long-term follow-up pathway and service for survivors of childhood cancer. Where to look The Clinical Nurse Specialist identified unwarranted variation in the provision of care pathways […]

A-EQUIP – one year on

Following the launch of A-EQUIP in April 2017, A-EQUIP one year on provides an implementation update and the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) role. It is of relevance to midwives, student midwives, members of the multi professional team, providers of maternity services, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), The Care Quality Commission (CQC), Maternity […]

Tackling a disease that won’t go away

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Respiratory Services looks at improving our approach to the deadly effects smoking can have: NHS RightCare today launches its latest pathway aimed at addressing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It sets out to health commissioners and providers how to ensure early detection with accurate diagnosis and optimise long-term management […]

Practice saves one day a week of GP time through better management of patient correspondence

Case study summary Fulwell Cross Medical Centre has five GPs and over 13,000 registered patients. The practice felt the volume of letters being sent to their GPs was unmanageable. In the past the practice had made efforts to address the issue but with limited success. By using the Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start programme […]

Frequently asked questions

  What services does the review cover? Why are you reviewing paediatric critical care? What about ECMO and Paediatric Critical Care Transport Services? Why are you reviewing specialised surgery in children? What is the scope of the review of specialised surgery? What is the difference between ‘paediatric critical care’, ‘paediatric high dependency care’ and ‘paediatric […]

Statement on the monthly performance statistics for February 2016

Richard Barker, Interim National Director of Commissioning Operations and Information, said: “While it was pleasing to see improvements in Referral to Treatment Times and Diagnostic Waiting Times compared with last month, in A&E we really are now seeing the effects of the delayed flu spike which peaked in February and March this year compared with […]