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.

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DigitalHealth.London goes online – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu and Dr Charlie Davie

Founding members of DigitalHealth.London explain the importance of its launch: Digital continues to disrupt and transform every sector of our society; from banking to retail, education to transport. Its uses and its potential grow day by day. Such gains, however, have not been experienced equally. Health continues to lag, which is why efforts are needed […]

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What’s new in the world of digital primary care – Tracey Grainger

We are now well into 2016 and January has been such a busy month, moving full speed ahead with lots of public engagements, giving me the chance to talk about our key priorities and our great work in Primary Care as well as what we have planned throughout the year. The children’s health digital strategy […]

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This is why it’s time to talk – Neil Davies

Today is Time to Talk Day – dedicated to getting the nation talking openly about mental health problems and putting an end to the misconceptions that can prevent people seeking help. In the hope that his story will help others, war veteran Neil Davies has chosen to share his experience of coming to terms with […]

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We are shaping services for years to come – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The Chair of the soon-to-be-published National Maternity Review explains how it will transform care for women, babies and their families across the country:  The Maternity Review is steadily drawing to its close, and we will soon publish our report on services in England. During this process I have met inspiring women, midwives, and doctors up […]

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Abi’s Story…life as a young carer

To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, Abi describes the selfless sacrifice she, and many others like her make to look after loved ones: I was noticed as a young carer at the age of about seven – mainly because of my older brother had ADHD, mild Asperger’s and autism. At this point in time my […]

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Thank you for today – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England marks Young Carers Awareness Day, which recognises more than 700,000 young people in the UK who provide care and support to family and friends: As part of the Commitment to Carers NHS England has worked with young carers to make sure that their voices are directing the actions we […]

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New campaign can lure young people to NHS – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer explains why she is playing her part in helping sell the Health Service to a new generation: I was delighted to be asked by the Chief Executive of NHS Employers, Daniel Mortimer, to write a blog as part of a fascinating series being run by his organisation. The […]

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Genomics pioneers on the edge of a new frontier – Professor Sue Hill

As the Frontline Festival of Genomics brings together experts and thought leaders to London, the Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Sue Hill, highlights the crucial role the NHS is playing in forging a new path for personalised medicine: A new path for the NHS is opening up. Thanks to advances in Whole Genome Sequencing […]

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Early evidence of impact in new NHS Health Check study – Dr Matt Kearney

The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England is published today in BMJ Open and provides encouraging evidence about the reach and the impact of the programme. This large study led by Queen Mary University found the NHS Health Check is effectively identifying and supporting people at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. […]

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