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  • 21May

    Delivering digital health for all

    A report from the Social Market Foundation considers how technology could be adopted more quickly and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes. The report tracks the patient journey, from prevention and diagnosis in the community, into primary and secondary care, through into the…

  • 21May

    Tools for co-production in mental health commissioning

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a new resource, commissioned by NHS England, to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan. The document aims to improve provision of mental health services for all ages. This includes people who are not in contact with mental health services,…

  • 13May

    The patients behind the clicks: research for the NHS App

    The NHS App is an important element of a digital first healthcare system as outlined in the new NHS Long Term Plan. In this blog, Josh Dresner, user researcher on the NHS App project, describes how patients and staff have informed the development of the app. https://digital.nhs.uk/blog/transformation-blog/2019/the-patients-behind-the-clicks-research-for-the-nhs-app  

  • 13May

    NICE End of life care for adults: Draft guideline for consultation

    This DRAFT NICE guideline aims to ensure that people have access to end of life services in all care settings, according to their needs and wishes. It also includes advice on services for carers and other people important to adults who are approaching the end of their life. Section 1.3 specifically relates to the provision…

  • 13May

    Personal health budgets: consultation outcome

    The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England held a public consultation that explored giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets. You can read the outcome of the consultation here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/personal-health-budgets-and-integrated-personal-budgets-extending-legal-rights    

  • 13May

    Guidance on support for older men

    Age UK has published guidance on how to provide support to men aged 65 and older experiencing loneliness and isolation. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/reports-and-publications/reports-and-briefings/older-men-at-the-margins/guidance-for-practitioners-and-services-providing-groups-for-older-men.pdf

  • 13May

    Personalising Realistic Medicine

    Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to deliver a more personalised approach to care by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Personalising Realistic Medicine, the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2017-18, builds on previous annual reports and includes findings from a survey of nearly 2,500 health professionals about Realistic Medicine. It also includes recommendations from the recent Citizens’ Jury…

  • 13May

    Get involved in Health Information Week 2019: Mon 1 – Sun 7 July 2019

    Helping patients and the public find high quality health information! Health Information Week is a national, multi-sector campaign to promote high quality information for patients and the public. High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life. Preparing…

  • 29Apr

    NHS staff and parents to gain access to crucial child health information

    Vital child health information will be available to health professionals and parents at the point of care, thanks to a new live national service which has been launched by the NHS. Parents and health professionals can securely receive information digitally and use it to inform decisions on care and treatment, using the National Events Management…

  • 12Apr

    Marie Curie launches new video: What to expect at the end of life

    In the film Marie Curie Nurse, Maria, describes the common changes that people might notice in someone’s last weeks, days and hours of life. Peter, Shital and Tracey also talk about their personal experiences of looking after their loved ones during this time. The film is primarily aimed at family and friends of someone who…

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