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All the latest news and blogs about NHS RightCare:

New Atrial Fibrillation High Impact Intervention Tool to reduce the risk of strokes

Too many people are still living with undetected, high-risk conditions such as high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, and atrial fibrillation (AF). The NHS Long Term Plan identifies cardiovascular disease as a clinical priority and the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS over the next 10 years. The Plan sets the […]

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Improving care for people with progressive neurological conditions

People with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing delays in diagnosis and treatment, fragmented and uncoordinated services, limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and a lack of psycho–social support. Today, the RightCare Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit is published. Developed in collaboration with Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, MS Trust, MND Association, Sue Ryder, MSA Trust and […]

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Janet’s story explores how a frailty care pathway could be so much better

The RightCare frailty scenario, Janet’s story, has been updated. Janet’s story uses a fictional person to examine a frailty care pathway, comparing a sub-optimal experience against an ideal, optimal pathway. The scenario considers the impact on the person, their family’s experience and the costs associated with care. This RightCare scenario supports the delivery of the […]

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Providing the best care for people living with frailty

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out an ambition of “Supporting people to age well”. This includes improving people’s health in later life by slowing the development of frailty through earlier identification and preventative measures.  As the population ages, frailty is becoming a more prevalent condition presenting local health systems with a number of key […]

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Accelerating Innovation in the NHS – Stephen Hodges

The NHS RightCare Hot Housing Implementation Lead for the North region reflects on what is changing so that future innovations can be adopted sooner. Of the many different roles that I encountered when I started my nurse training in 1992, the best fit for me were those of a more technical nature. On qualifying in […]

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NHS RightCare High Intensity User Programme is awarded the Kate Grainger Compassionate Care Organisation Award

Why we aren’t we doing something like this nationally? Asked outgoing NHS England Chairman Professor Sir Malcolm Grant at the Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care at Expo 2018 on 5 September 2018 before presenting the Organisation award to the NHS RightCare High Intensity User (HIU) programme team. First established in 2015 in Blackpool, the […]

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Professor Nick Harding OBE joins NHS RightCare

Professor Nick Harding OBE, Senior Clinical Advisor to NHS England for Integrated Care Systems and Chair for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group has recently added NHS RightCare to his clinical advisory role.  As part of NHS RightCare, Nick’s clinical advisory role will support an increased focus on clinical leadership within the programme and […]

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Taking on a silent killer: A system approach

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the UK. In 2014 it was estimated that there were 123,000 cases of sepsis in England resulting in nearly 37,000 deaths. It is estimated that by the application of best practice to all these cases as many as 10,000 deaths may be avoided each year. We know […]

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NHS RightCare announce feature zone for Expo 2018

At this year’s NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, 5-6 September 2018, three programmes from across NHS England and NHS Improvement will combine to form the Improving Care Zone. NHS RightCare, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and the Elective Care Transformation Programme will form this zone and focus on the programmes’ aims, approaches, collaborative […]

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