Will Huxter

Image of Will HuxterWill Huxter is Regional Director of Specialised Commissioning (London) at NHS England and currently chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group.

Prior to joining NHS England in June 2014, Will worked in a range of commissioning roles within the NHS, and for five years at an NHS Trust.

He has also spent eight years working in the voluntary sector.

Next steps to meeting new national standards – Will Huxter

Welcome to my latest blog about the CHD implementation programme. I will be using this blog to keep everyone up-to-date with activities during the pre-consultation and consultation period on our proposals for meeting the national standards on CHD, so if you want to receive a blog alert email england.congenitalheart@nhs.net There has been much written about […]

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Improving awareness and understanding of transgender issues – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at what NHS England is doing to improve health services for transgender and non-binary people You may be aware that West London Mental Health NHS Trust recently announced that it will, over time, stop providing gender identity services. The Trust’s statement can be […]

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Action on Congenital Heart Disease services – Will Huxter

As NHS England announces moves to ensure core standards of quality and sustainability apply across all specialist services, Will Huxter explains how patients with complex, sometimes life-threatening congenital heart disease, will benefit: In my recent blogs, I have provided updates on the self-assessment process which we have been undertaking with CHD providers, reviewing their compliance […]

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Championing the needs of the transgender community – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at what NHS England is doing to improve health services for transgender and non-binary people: I was pleased to welcome to last month’s Task and Finish Group representatives from four local Healthwatch teams, together with their national counterparts. These included members from Devon, […]

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Our vow to tackle waiting times – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at how a finance boost into Gender Identity Services can help tackle delays: Welcome to my seventh blog on gender identity services, and the work NHS England is doing with the trans community, providers and other stakeholders to improve the experience of people […]

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Audit reveals good news for heart patients – Will Huxter

Hello, and welcome to my latest blog on the implementation of the national Congenital Heart Disease programme. It includes details on the latest National Congenital Heart Disease Audit, the self-assessment process providers of CHD services are undertaking and forthcoming implementation meeting; I’d really welcome any comments or questions you may have on these subjects or […]

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New standards for Congenital Heart Disease services now in play – Will Huxter

Welcome to my latest blog on the implementation of the national Congenital Heart Disease review.  I hope you find these updates useful; I’d really welcome any comments or questions you may have. New standards: assurance The new standards for CHD services took effect in April 2016. As I explained in my last blog a process […]

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Helping doctors respond to the needs of transgender people – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at how new guidance and training packages promote best practice in the treatment of transgender people in the NHS:   I am always pleased to draw attention to examples of good practice from the transgender community, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders in this […]

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Congenital Heart Disease: the next steps – Will Huxter

The year has started with a big push for us on two pieces of work with providers and commissioners. Together they provide assurance of what is being done across the country to meet the new standards for care. Assurance relating to existing services – the new standards take effect in April, and NHS England has […]

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