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Biographies of key speakers and panellists

Caroline Alexander Chief Nurse, NHS England (London Region): Conference Chair Caroline graduated as a nurse in 1987 from Edinburgh University (BSc/RGN) and has an MSc in Nursing Studies from South Bank University (2001).  From 1987 to 1993 she specialised in nursing older people in Edinburgh and then London at Guy’s Hospital as a ward sister.  Caroline […]


Birmingham and Solihull liaison and diversion service win at the Howard League Awards February 2019 Photo by Andy Aitchison. The awards were presented by Gerry Marshall (second from the right), Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform and Chair of the awards judging panel. Pictured: Laura Brown (Practitioner and Lead for Youth Services), Aruna Patel (Lead Practitioner for […]

Commission use of the Find and Treat Video Observed Therapy on the SureAdhere platform to support tuberculosis treatment completion

LTP Priority: Better Care For Health Conditions: Tuberculosis treatment Population Intervention Triangle: Segments (link to Section 1 PHE PBA): Service Type of Interventions: Commission use of the Find and Treat Video Observed Therapy on the SureAdhere platform to support tuberculosis (TB) treatment completion. Major driver of health inequalities in your area of work Most people […]

The 6Cs

In the development of Leading Change Adding Value: a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff, we found overwhelming support for the 6Cs to remain as the foundation of our value base. The 6Cs were originally identified in Compassion in Practice. Care Compassion Competence Communication Courage Commitment Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, England stated […]

High quality, modern services

Achieving the very best outcomes will depend on the effort, dedication and passion of every part of the health and care service. The change that we seek to make to patient outcomes will only be possible with a sustained focus on making sure we can deliver a high quality, modern service that meets the complex […]


Register for the Compassion in Heath in the Justice System Conference here. Pulmonary rehab in prisons: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Nina Turner, Nurse Manager, HMP Rochester; Helen Jefford, Specialist Physiotherapist COPD Team, Greenwich Having won two national awards – Nursing Times and Respiratory Nursing 2013, Nina has also won a CSP award (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) for enhancing patient dignity […]

When to use the framework

There are some important considerations to think about in order to obtain the best volume discounts when you use the framework to buy commissioning support. These include: Who could you collaborate with? Could you tender with others at the same time, while retaining separate contracts? When can you collectively buy from the framework? The sooner […]

Facts and Benefits

The key benefits for using the Framework are: It gives you access to accredited, excellent, affordable commissioning support suppliers without having to go through a long, complicated procurement. It typically takes two – three months to call-off compared to nine – twelve months OJEU process. The procurement (mini competition) usually takes about three months. You […]

National clinical directors and specialty advisers

The National Clinical Directors and National Specialty Advisers are practicing clinicians from across England who work part-time at NHS England and NHS Improvement, providing clinical leadership, advice, input and support across distinct areas of NHS conditions and services ranging from cancer and cardiovascular disease to urgent and emergency care and major trauma in line with […]

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Public Health GP BulletinThis link opens in a new tab

On Friday 11th September 2020, the Integrated Public Health Team takes over responsibility from the Primary Care Team for collating and issuing a rebranded, weekly Public Health GP Bulletin. The new bulletin will have an extended distribution covering the whole of the South West, bringing all public health communications in to one place. Previous editions […]