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Launching AHPs into Action – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer explains how AHPs Into Action will help shape the future of health care: In the last year I have been systematically visiting the Vanguard sites across England that are pioneering, exploring and working with new care models. As a result of the visits, the Vanguard organisations, local commissioning […]

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Why Always Events matter – Neil Churchill

The beginning of 2017 brings an ideal opportunity to challenge ourselves. In this blog, Neil Churchill, Director for Patient Experience at NHS England asks what are the things that we ALWAYS want to happen when we access healthcare either for ourselves or our families or friends? Imagine if there was a programme to help us […]

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Have your say on the Accessible Information Standard review – Olivia Butterworth

As the Accessible Information Standard review is launched, NHS England’s Head of Public Participation, calls on people to share their experiences: Last summer, we reached a real milestone in our efforts to improve access to health and care information and communication support for people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss. Since 1 August 2016, […]

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Shaping the future – Professor Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England previews her annual summit which will bring together more than 500 nursing leaders, academics and patient representatives: It’s almost five years since I became the Chief Nursing Officer for England and my fifth CNO summit is just around the corner. The health and care system has faced more challenges […]

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Speaking the language of supported self care – Professor Jane Cummings

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, Professor Jane Cummings explains why it is so important to get the language right when it comes to supported self care.  “Language can educate and inform or confuse and mislead. Language can inspire or alienate, cherish or insult.” – Harry Cayton, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, October […]

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2017: a key year for gender identity services – Will Huxter

It has been a busy year and I want to thank all those who have taken the time to work with us in our various initiatives to improve services for transgender and non-binary people. They include members of the Transgender Network; members of the Clinical Reference Group and its various working groups; the organisations that […]

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Living with diabetes – Matt Tull

26 year old Londoner, Matt Tull, explains what it is like to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and reflects on how his day-to-day life has changed since diagnosis. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 13 years ago in my first week of secondary school. As well as having to deal with an oversized […]

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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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