The co-founder NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) looks at how technology is transforming the world and says the NHS, although thought by some to be slow at adopting innovation, is seeing progress.
NHS England asked all trust boards across the country to provide assurance that they have adequate plans in place to manage the impact of the strike, focussing on essential services – emergency care, maternity, resuscitation teams, mental health crisis intervention
England’s Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Profession for the Healthcare Science workforce in the NHS, highlights the vital role they play in delivering innovative patient care: Healthcare Science Week is a celebration of the amazing contribution that healthcare scientists
An unprecedented snowfall on the Isle of Wight turned out to be the inspiration behind the UK’s first integrated care hub. As the New Care Models Programme marks its first anniversary, the Clinical Director of Ambulance, Urgent Care and Community
Through our work with the Wessex Strategic Clinical Network, Rehabilitation is everyone’s business was published in June 2015. It outlines the principles for good NHS adult rehabilitation services – and the expectations of those using them – service users, families
The aphorism that prevention is better than cure continues to grow in relevance. As populations become progressively plagued by multimorbidity and avoidable long-term disorders, the need to prevent illness is increasing. In England alone, almost one in five adults smoke,
As the New Care Models Programme marks its first anniversary, the Commissioning Redesign Manager for Long Term Conditions at the NHS Solihull CCG, outlines the vital work its vanguard is doing: The Solihull Together for Better Lives vanguard is committed
NHS England South’s Regional Medical Director explains the importance of its new Leading Together programme: The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our
NHS England has today launched the world’s largest healthcare incentive scheme for hospitals, family doctors and other health service providers to prevent the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Launched against the backdrop of the International Patient Safety Conference taking place
The spotlight will be turned on the Friends and Family Test next week (14 to 18 March) in an initiative aimed at boosting the number of people giving feedback on their NHS care and treatment. There will be a five-day
The NHS in England is step up its efforts to improve the health of its 1.3 million staff by offering financial incentives to support their heath and provide them with healthy food options. Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS
Patients under the care of a suitably trained and qualified Dietitian, Orthoptist or Therapeutic Radiographer will shortly be able to access some of their medication without visiting a doctor, thanks to changes in legislation. The changes to legislation will introduce
The NHS 2015 Staff Survey is published today and shows significant improvements in a number of key areas despite the rising demands on staff and services. The survey was carried out between September and December 2015 across 297 NHS organisations.
Maternity services in England must become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family-friendly. That’s the vision of the National Maternity Review, which today (Tuesday) publishes its recommendations for how services should change over the next five years. The NHS
NHS England is working with the Royal College of GPs to build a Network of Champions to promote person-centred care and support local organisations to implement it. Here a busy Southampton GP shares his experience of the challenges of making
NHS England’s Director of Patient & Public Voice and Insight and its Empowering Patients & Communities Strategy Lead share a key milestone for the Realising the Value programme. The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out a clear vision for
The year has started with a big push for us on two pieces of work with providers and commissioners. Together they provide assurance of what is being done across the country to meet the new standards for care.
NHS England is committed to ensuring that public and patient voices are at the centre of shaping our healthcare services. Every level of our commissioning system needs to be informed by insightful methods of listening to those who use and
NHS England is asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country. The launch of a national survey will help improve the care available for veterans as they move
Patients first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer will now get immediate access to a drug which studies have shown can extend their life by more than a year compared to current options, NHS England has announced. Following a review of
NHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer explains why she is playing her part in helping sell the Health Service to a new generation.
Older patients and people with long term conditions and mental health problems will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Friday
An ex-security guard from Durham has beaten the threat of Type 2 diabetes by giving up the takeaways and beer that led him to have the ‘heart age of an 84 year old man’. Robert Routledge, of Ludworth, Durham, overhauled
As a new NHS England service specification is launched on diabetes transition, Newham’s DAWN scheme shows how the use of technology has led to successful results. A pilot scheme in Newham helping young people keep on top of their diabetes care
Advice on using social media, texts and Skype to keep young people engaged in treatment for their diabetes has been published as part of wider information to help commissioners improve care transition. NHS England has produced a new service specification to
The Chair of the NHS England Gender Identity Task and Finish Group reflects on a new top-level report on transgender issues.
The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England is published today in BMJ Open and provides encouraging evidence about the reach and the impact of the programme. This large study led by Queen Mary University found the
This revised and updated version of the Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals: The route to success ‘how to’ guide, published December 2015, marks another significant milestone to improve the quality and experience of care at end of
There is now an extra week to submit your entries for the Friends and Family Test Awards 2016. NHS England has extended the deadline from 8 January to Friday 15 January 2016 after requests from some providers who were prevented
New information system set to improve continuity of care to population with complex health and social care needs. Patients in the Health and Justice Sector are set to benefit from improved continuous healthcare with a new contract being conditionally awarded to The Phoenix
NHS England has published an animated model for frailty. This model aims to provide a ‘common language’ for frailty that can be shared between individuals, carers and professionals. It offers an interpretation of frailty that is meaningful, relevant and sustainable