Blogs

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

Improvement Fundamentals – Marina Otley

Marina Otley, a Clinical Audit Specialist at Nottingham CityCare Partnership, shares her experiences of taking part in Improvement FUNdamentals – a massive open online course (MOOC) on quality improvement, run by NHS England with the University of Jönköping and Qulturum in Sweden. To be honest when I signed up for Improvement FUNdamentals I was only […]

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Better care is coming out of the trauma of war – Shehan Hettiaratchy

NHS England has recently launched the Veterans Trauma Network, the first such initiative to help deliver comprehensive medical care to veterans. The clinical lead for the network, explains how it came about and what it will do. We are all aware that recent conflicts have generated some severely injured young men and women. These veterans […]

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Redesigning a Memory Service the Devon way – Professor Alistair Burns and Colm Owens

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and a Devon-based consultant psychiatrist review impressive changes to dementia diagnosis and care in the West Country: The diagnosis of dementia can be complex and time consuming. It involves detailed clinical assessment of cognitive, mental and physical health, blood and radiological investigations and carer interviews. While memory clinics […]

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Launching AHPs into Action – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer explains how AHPs Into Action will help shape the future of health care: In the last year I have been systematically visiting the Vanguard sites across England that are pioneering, exploring and working with new care models. As a result of the visits, the Vanguard organisations, local commissioning […]

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Why Always Events matter – Neil Churchill

The beginning of 2017 brings an ideal opportunity to challenge ourselves. In this blog, Neil Churchill, Director for Patient Experience at NHS England asks what are the things that we ALWAYS want to happen when we access healthcare either for ourselves or our families or friends? Imagine if there was a programme to help us […]

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Allied Health Professions Into Action – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer previews the launch of the next stage of AHPs shaping the future of health care: In the last nine months many members of the 12 Allied Health Professions have undertaken a fascinating and hugely productive journey in helping to develop future policy. I believe this journey to be […]

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Have your say on the Accessible Information Standard review – Olivia Butterworth

As the Accessible Information Standard review is launched, NHS England’s Head of Public Participation, calls on people to share their experiences: Last summer, we reached a real milestone in our efforts to improve access to health and care information and communication support for people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss. Since 1 August 2016, […]

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Shaping the future – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England previews her annual summit which will bring together more than 500 nursing leaders, academics and patient representatives: It’s almost five years since I became the Chief Nursing Officer for England and my fifth CNO summit is just around the corner. The health and care system has faced more challenges […]

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Strengthening our commitment to personalisation – Kim Forey

The newly appointed Director of Integration leading on the personalisation agenda across Gloucestershire explains how local organisations are working more closely together than ever before in the national Integrated Personal Commissioning programme. Gloucestershire is excited about strengthening its commitment to personalised care as part of the national Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme. Building on the […]

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Speaking the language of supported self care – Professor Jane Cummings

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, Professor Jane Cummings explains why it is so important to get the language right when it comes to supported self care.  “Language can educate and inform or confuse and mislead. Language can inspire or alienate, cherish or insult.” – Harry Cayton, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, October […]

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