sir bruce keogh

NHS England response to the industrial action ballot by the BMA

An NHS England spokesperson said: “In the light of the junior doctors industrial action ballot result, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director of NHS England, has today written to the BMA seeking formal assurances that no action will be taken that will endanger patient safety and urgent and emergency care. “NHS hospitals and other […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh on junior consultant contract debate

Commenting on the debate about the junior doctor’s contract, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for NHS England, today said: “Junior doctors are essential to the functioning of the NHS and the clinical leaders of the future. A strike is ultimately in no-one’s interest, so I urge all junior doctors to please pay careful and considered attention to the new contractual offer set out today which if implemented correctly will address the long hours […]

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Gearing up for one of the most fundamental changes in NHS history

Sir Bruce Keogh has outlined an emerging strategy for Personalised Medicine in the NHS. NHS England’s National Medical Director  said it would entail a move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition, to using diagnostics, genomics, data analytics and other emergent technologies to […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh update on review of professional codes of practice

Following publication of the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, was asked to review the professional codes of practice of doctors and nurses and to ensure that the right incentives are in place to prevent people from covering up, instead of reporting and learning from mistakes. In a letter […]

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Sir Bruce revisits pioneering new Emergency Care Hospital

Sir Bruce Keogh has paid a return visit to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital as the impressive £75million development prepares to open this summer. NHS England’s National Medical Director met some of the doctors and nurses who have helped design the hospital and who will be caring for seriously ill or injured patients from North […]

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Sir Bruce to lead review of professional codes

The Health Secretary today asked Sir Bruce Keogh to carry out a review of codes of practice for health professionals The move by Jeremy Hunt came as a report into the failings over the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay was made public. The review to be carried out by Sir Bruce, NHS […]

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Enterprising projects scoop £650,000 in NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes Awards

Thirteen enterprising projects to improve patient care have scooped an award and a share of £650,000 in the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes. Winners, who got up to £100,000 each, included an SMS helpline for self-harm, a ‘microbiologist in a smartphone’, lessons on diabetes in the classroom and multi-lingual nurses in clinics. Fifty two of the […]

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Pioneering new Emergency Care Hospital close to completion

Sir Bruce Keogh is set to see the progress being made on the new Emergency Care Hospital being built in Northumberland – the first purpose-built hospital of its kind in England. NHS England’s National Medical Director will be given a tour of the £90million development next month – just over a year since he was […]

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Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Tim Kelsey to address the first UK e-Health week

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh and National Director for Patients and Information Tim Kelsey are to give their views on the latest advances in health informatics and their potential to transform healthcare. They will be among a programme of national leaders including Director for Strategic Systems and Technology […]

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We must meet the demands of a growing ageing population – Sir Bruce Keogh

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, has warned the NHS’s future is in danger because its model of care cannot meet the relentlessly growing demand for treatment caused by the ageing population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper published today, Sir Bruce says: “If the NHS continues to function as it […]

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