Guest blogs

What transforming care looks like – Tom Lindley

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. Tom Lindley used last week’s National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference, to explain how the technology used in Airedale and Partners vanguard is changing care for people in care homes. Here, […]

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Realising the Value – connecting people and communities – Anu Singh

Self Care Week saw Anu Singh, NHS England’s Director of Patient and Public Involvement and Insight, as a keynote speaker at two major Realising the Value events. The events were the launch pad for a series of practical resources for the implementation of supported self care. Here she reflects on the next steps for ensuring […]

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Why it’s so good to talk – Will Huxter

I want to use this blog to update you about the progress we are making in implementation of the nationally agreed standards for Congenital Heart Disease services, which were approved by our Board in 2015. As you know, we are currently preparing for public consultation on our proposals about how CHD services might be configured […]

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Health should not be a postcode lottery – Dr Penny Woods

As MPs prepare to debate health inequality in parliament tomorrow, the Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation explains why everyone should have the same opportunities to lead a healthy life: What you earn, where you live and your education should not mean that you’re more likely to be diagnosed with a killer disease – […]

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The art of the impossible – capitated budgets for long term conditions – Sir John Oldham and Jacquie White

As recently published in the Health Service Journal (29 August 2016), this blog from Sir John Oldham, Adj Professor Institute of Global Health Imperial College, and Jacquie White, Deputy Director Long Term Conditions NHS England, sets out the art of the impossible – developing capitated budgets for long term conditions. The story starts with a visit […]

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Empowering patients to make difficult choices – Professor Bee Wee

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for End of Life Care introduces an important new nationwide roadshow kicking off in Birmingham:                                                                                        Immediately after the NHS Expo this year, I published a blog entitled ‘Being ambitious for palliative and end of life care: who’s responsible? The answer is, of course, we all are. Life inevitably ends […]

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Small answers to big problems – Caroline Corrigan

When you’re facing a complex problem or trying to do something bold, start with a smaller version of the larger problem. Focus exclusively on that small problem and solve it. Use the answers to the small issues to expand your knowledge of the larger issue. Repeat. As Caroline Corrigan,  workforce lead for the new care […]

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Refusing to let Type 1 diabetes take control of my life – Sam Webb

In the final blog to mark World Diabetes Day, Sam Webb, reflects on the impact Type 1 diabetes has had on his life and how he has learned to follow the same basic rules since being diagnosed with the condition. I was eight years old. Sitting on a chair in the doctor’s office, in complete […]

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