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National Clinical Directors

The National Clinical Directors (NCDs) provide clinical advice and leadership in four respects: Clinical advice and leadership to drive transformation of services Clinical advice and leadership to support identification and delivery of our corporate clinical priorities (at national and regional level) Clinical advice and leadership to support the commissioning of services Clinical advice on ad […]

Patient Safety and Safeguarding

Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations, competitors in a commercial sense, to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, as well as from other sectors and industries.   Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults For guidance, use the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) […]

Message on a bottle

The Director of Nursing, NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England reflects on the implementation of the Child Protection Information Sharing system. In 2009, I spent some time in one of the poorest areas of the Mid-West of America where children faced immense challenges. I vividly remember seeing milk bottles with pictures of missing […]

Healthcare can help identify victims of modern slavery

Ahead of the CNO Summit in March, the Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Kent and Essex Police highlights the importance of working together to address the issue: An important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice came when the Modern Slavery Act was enacted in March 2015. It unified and simplified previous legislation, […]

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Eye Health Information

Wessex Ophthalmic Optician Information This page includes information for Community Opticians, and their teams, in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (inclusive of Southampton and Portsmouth). Contact us All public and patient enquiries, complaints or Freedom of Information Act requests should be directed to or telephone 0300 311 22 33 Download the full contact details for […]

Preventing modern slavery: the role of the NHS

In the lead up to the 2019 National Safeguarding Conference, the Chief Executive of STOP THE TRAFFIK offers advice to NHS staff on how to spot the signs, report potential cases and help stop modern slavery:  Human trafficking and modern slavery is happening every day across the UK, affecting thousands of men, women and children. […]

About NHS England Safeguarding

NHS England is dedicated in ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the wellbeing of all, at the heart of what we do. We are dedicated to ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding children and adults are applied […]