NHS England blogs – please note that the opinions expressed in these blogs are the authors’ own views, and not necessarily those of NHS England.


Achieving better outcomes for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions – Roland Valori

In this blog, Roland Valori takes a closer look at some of the attempts to reduce variation in clinical outcomes and improve productivity of services for musculoskeletal conditions and diseases. These include using techniques such as ‘Audit and Feedback’, demonstration projects, whole service redesign and a variety of other quality improvement initiatives at local and […]

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Fail fast and learn faster – Samantha Jones

The national new care models programme brings together local health and care systems as ‘vanguards’ to radically redesign care for the local populations they serve. Professor Don Berwick was appointed in 2015 to support the vanguards learn from international best practice and visits the UK this week to see how the vanguards are progressing and to […]

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Does health literacy matter? – Jonathan Berry

Jonathan Berry, Personalisation & Control Specialist in NHS England’s Person Centred Care Team, provides an update on the current work being done to transform health literacy and explains why it is so important and the positive impact it can have for patients. “Does health literacy matter?”. I am often asked this by clinicians and managers […]

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Modern Slavery: a call to action – Hilary Garratt

Earlier this week, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner published his annual report for 2015-2016 showing progress that organisations are making to reduce modern slavery across the UK. In this blog, Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England talks about the ongoing work to help raise awareness of modern slavery and how […]

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The dancing doctor on delivering a life saving asthma message – Tapas Mukherjee

NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur, Tapas Mukherjee, discusses the important, life-saving messages behind the entertaining dancing doctor asthma video. Since its launch just over 3 weeks ago the video has been viewed over 30,000 times. I first had the idea when working on rotation at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. During this time, I noticed that not […]

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