News and blogs

All the latest news and blogs about NHS RightCare:

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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Tackling a disease that won’t go away

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Respiratory Services looks at improving our approach to the deadly effects smoking can have: NHS RightCare today launches its latest pathway aimed at addressing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It sets out to health commissioners and providers how to ensure early detection with accurate diagnosis and optimise long-term management […]

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Improving outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

There are currently 1.2million people with a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) across the country; however, there is the opportunity to diagnose up to three times as many people. This variation impacts on CCGs, STPs and the NHS by causing: Common long term disabling conditions Frequent hospital admissions Many patients with COPD remain […]

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