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Next steps to meeting new national standards – Will Huxter

Welcome to my latest blog about the CHD implementation programme. I will be using this blog to keep everyone up-to-date with activities during the pre-consultation and consultation period on our proposals for meeting the national standards on CHD, so if you want to receive a blog alert email england.congenitalheart@nhs.net There has been much written about […]

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Improving awareness and understanding of transgender issues – Will Huxter

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Task & Finish Group looks at what NHS England is doing to improve health services for transgender and non-binary people You may be aware that West London Mental Health NHS Trust recently announced that it will, over time, stop providing gender identity services. The Trust’s statement can be […]

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NHS can learn from Pokémon Go – Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

The Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive of NHS England looks at the healthy phenomenon that has couch potatoes everywhere getting fit without realising it: With over 50 million downloads in its first month, more than 20 million returning players, and more daily users than Twitter, blast-from-the-past Pokémon Go has swept smartphone users off their […]

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Fantastic digital developments as we aim to go paperless – Tracey Grainger

What a three months we’ve had since our last update. There have been with some fantastic developments that support the delivery and future of Transforming General Practice and access for patients and clinicians with the use of Digital Technology. The Digital Primary Care Programme is now part of a much wider strategy for transforming general […]

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The National Back Pain Pathway – Prof Charles Greenough

Back pain is the largest single cause of disability in the UK, with lower back pain alone accounting for 11% of the total disability of the UK population. Referrals for spinal surgery are increasing year on year and a growing number of patients are waiting longer than 18 weeks from referral to treatment. Wide variations […]

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Action on Congenital Heart Disease services – Will Huxter

As NHS England announces moves to ensure core standards of quality and sustainability apply across all specialist services, Will Huxter explains how patients with complex, sometimes life-threatening congenital heart disease, will benefit: In my recent blogs, I have provided updates on the self-assessment process which we have been undertaking with CHD providers, reviewing their compliance […]

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Ending the ‘us and them’ mentality – Mark Doughty

Patient leader Mark Doughty explains why it is important for NHS leaders to engage patients in care, drawing on experience of The King’s Fund’s collaborative pairs programme: System leaders have talked for years about engaging patients in decisions about the future of health and care services. I think we are now on the verge of […]

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A national approach to reducing fragility fractures – Henry Mace

In the latest in the series of blogs from the Musculoskeletal Programme within the Long Term Conditions Team, Henry Mace, from the National Osteoporosis Society, discusses Fracture Liaison Services and their upcoming webinar with NHS England: The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis […]

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Have your say about the Mandate for Change – Suzanne Rastrick

NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer encourages wider engagement to the second stage of shaping the mandate for change. We will be opening the online workshop for the second time on Monday 4 July to gain wider views on the Allied Health Professions emerging Mandate for Change. The Mandate describes: four ways AHPs will […]

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