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Be a flu fighter and get your jab – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England explains why she is backing NHS Employers’ #jabathon campaign aimed at getting more NHS workers to have the flu vaccination: The importance of receiving the flu jab is undeniable. Each year, flu causes severe illness in up to five million people worldwide. In extreme cases, this can result in […]

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South Somerset Symphony Programme – Leading the way in new models of care – Jeremy Martin

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. South Somerset Symphony Programme (@Symphonyproj) are one of the vanguards showcasing areas of their work at this week’s annual NHS Providers conference and Jeremy Martin explains how they have been leading […]

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Building a culture of support for carers – Dr Neil Churchill

NHS England’s Director for Patient Experience explains why Carers’ Rights Day is important to him: There are around 5.5 million people in England providing unpaid care for an ill, older or a disabled loved one. Furthermore, some two million people become a carer every year. Having the right information and support at the right time […]

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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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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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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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Getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age – Lydia Parkhurst

Lydia Parkhurst aged 19, is a second year geography student at Hull University and she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old.  Lydia and her family were shocked to discover that she had developed diabetes at such a young age. In the second of a series of blogs on NHS England […]

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