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NHS England is urging everyone in the UK to get behind a campaign to help the NHS reach number one in the charts this Christmas while supporting healthcare charities at the same time. “A Bridge Over You” performed by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s choir celebrates the work of NHS staff across the country. The […]
Tom Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, and Matt Greene, Programme Project Accountant of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, spoke at the recent CNO Summit. Here they reflect on the experiences they shared: There is a relentless pressure on budgets and resources in Liverpool. The city’s population is ageing and health outcomes are poor in many areas. NHS […]
Welcome to my second blog on congenital heart disease. As you know we are now the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) commissioning and implementation programme, so our work is no longer about reviewing. Our focus now is on what needs to happen to meet the new CHD standards and make them a reality. We continue to work […]
NHS England is today announcing that another 52 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been authorised to take on delegated responsibility for commissioning GP services. Delegated commissioning gives CCGs further opportunities to improve out-of-hospital services. It will support the development of the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View and provides further opportunities to develop commissioning based on improved […]
Personalised Care and Support Planning is a series of facilitated conversations in which the person, or those who know them well, actively participates to explore the management of their health and well-being within the context of their whole life and family situation. This process recognises the person’s skills and strengths, as well as their experiences […]
The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) was set up to help make person-centred care for people with long-term conditions a reality. The C4CC brings together like-minded organisations, including NHS England, who want to bring about change, they work in co-production with people who have lived experience of long-term conditions. This innovative partnership of more than […]
NHS England wants person-centred care for people with long-term conditions to become the norm, but we know to make this happen, we need change in the health and care system. We are involved in a number of projects which will help support the systems, processes and cultural change needed to make person-centred care a reality […]
Health Literacy The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health literacy as: “….the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health”. In 2015 Public Health England and the Institute of Health Equity published a report entitled “Improving health literacy to […]
The Medical Director for the Emergency Care Improvement Programme looks at a new approach to helping hospitals cope with peak winter pressures: We often keep patients in hospital for too long. We make them wait for all sorts of things such as, tests, reviews, medication, social care packages, discharge papers, and so on. This waiting […]