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New standards for Congenital Heart Disease services now in play – Will Huxter

Welcome to my latest blog on the implementation of the national Congenital Heart Disease review.  I hope you find these updates useful; I’d really welcome any comments or questions you may have. New standards: assurance The new standards for CHD services took effect in April 2016. As I explained in my last blog a process […]

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Helping doctors respond to the needs of transgender people – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at how new guidance and training packages promote best practice in the treatment of transgender people in the NHS:   I am always pleased to draw attention to examples of good practice from the transgender community, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders in this […]

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NHS England builds on the delivery of Triple Prevention – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

The number of Diabetics in our country is on the rise, with over 200,000 new diagnoses every year. Type 2 Diabetes, which accounts for 90% of Diabetes cases, is heavily associated with obesity and is largely preventable. It has devastating complications, including blindness, amputation and stroke. Diabetes costs the NHS almost £10 billion annually – […]

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Don’t forget the workers in this digital age – Dr Harpreet Sood

Drawing on his own experiences in the US, Dr Harpreet Sood, Senior Fellow to the NHS England Chief Executive, argues that digital health care initiatives must bring the workforce along with them if they are to succeed: Ron Heifetz, Professor of Public Leadership at Harvard, describes two types of change: technical change, which provides solutions to […]

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What’s new in the world of digital primary care – Tracey Grainger

We are now well into 2016 and January has been such a busy month, moving full speed ahead with lots of public engagements, giving me the chance to talk about our key priorities and our great work in Primary Care as well as what we have planned throughout the year. The children’s health digital strategy […]

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We are shaping services for years to come – Baroness Julia Cumberlege

The Chair of the soon-to-be-published National Maternity Review explains how it will transform care for women, babies and their families across the country:  The Maternity Review is steadily drawing to its close, and we will soon publish our report on services in England. During this process I have met inspiring women, midwives, and doctors up […]

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Thank you for today – Jane Cummings

The Chief Nursing Officer for England marks Young Carers Awareness Day, which recognises more than 700,000 young people in the UK who provide care and support to family and friends: As part of the Commitment to Carers NHS England has worked with young carers to make sure that their voices are directing the actions we […]

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