News and blogs

All the latest news and blogs about NHS RightCare:

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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Healthy Hearts: a practical guide for CCGs

With the recent Public Health England and NHS England analysis spotlighting the opportunity to prevent many thousands of heart attacks and strokes, there has never been more impetus to improve the detection and management of high risk conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation (AF). The Size of the Prize for Cardiovascular […]

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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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Using RightCare to support the Medicines Value Programme – Jasbinder Khambh

A significant amount of money is spent on medicines in the NHS – around £17.4 billion per year, and they are the most common treatment used. Jas Khambh, national pharmacy adviser for RightCare at NHS England explains how it can support the Medicines Value Programme. The growth in medicines spend is increasing year on year, […]

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A tale of two halves – Professor Matthew Cripps

The National Director for NHS RightCare looks at what overuse and underuse mean for people and patients; and how they are tackled for the benefit of the person, patient, taxpayer and the NHS: Overuse and underuse are two of the key themes underpinning the NHS RightCare programme implemented across all Clinical Commissioning Groups Sustainability and […]

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NHS RightCare Medicines Optimisation

The NHS RightCare team has made significant progress on a number of pharmacy and medicine optimisation related initiative, as Jas Khambh explains in more detail. Talking about medicines in the context of a whole pathway rather than in isolation We have presented at various forums and conferences over the last few months and I think […]

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NHS RightCare Pathways: Stroke published for local health economies in England

14,000 strokes could be prevented over the next three years with improved prevention, treatment and outcomes management across health and care systems.  Building on the ongoing work of NHS England and the Stroke Association to improve services across England, NHS RightCare has published the latest NHS RightCare Pathway for Stroke. The Pathway defines the core […]

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