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  • 21Jan

    Rethinking medicine

    Rethinking Medicine is a collaborative initiative aiming to improve how medicine supports better health and healthcare in England. It is about: re-examining the relationship between medical science, medical practice, and the people they serve removing the barriers that prevent people and communities from taking control of their health reducing the risk and waste associated with inappropriate medical interventions…

  • 13Jan

    GP premises: The patient perspective

    Poor confidentiality at reception desks, issues with access for disabled people and dated waiting rooms are some of the biggest problems highlighted by patients in a new report published by the Patients Association. The report has found that patients are concerned about various internal and external aspects of their local GP practice premises. The report outlines…

  • 13Jan

    New Dementia Quick Guide from NICE and SCIE

    NICE and SCIE have developed a new quick guide with the aim of informing people and their family and carers about the support that is available after a diagnosis of dementia. This looks at how planning for the future – and getting the right information and support after a diagnosis – can help people to…

  • 7Jan

    NHS Long Term Plan published today

    This morning, NHS England will be publishing the much anticipated NHS Long Term Plan at https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk. Follow the #NHSLongTermPlan hashtag for the latest updates and info. https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk  

  • 5Jan

    NHS Improvement is seeking views on proposals for a National Patient Safety Strategy for the NHS

    NHS Improvement is consulting on proposals for a new National Patient Safety Strategy to support the NHS to be the safest healthcare system in the world. The strategy is being developed alongside the NHS Long Term Plan and will be relevant to all parts of the NHS, be that physical or mental health care, in or out of hospital…

  • 4Jan

    NICE seeks advice on gauging children’s experience of healthcare

    NICE is consulting on a new guideline on how best to gauge the experience of babies, children and young people using healthcare services. It covers all settings where NHS or local authority commissioned health care services are provided. Issues covered by the consultation include communications, consent, access to health care, advocacy and support, patient involvement,…

  • 4Jan

    Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2018: Health 2040 – Better health within reach

    England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, proposes a “re-positioning of the role of health in society” and wants to see improvements to the environment and a concerted effort to make healthy options easier for people to choose in her annual report. There are 4 main sections in the report, discussing: health as the nation’s primary…

  • 4Jan

    Healthwatch annual report says NHS needs to listen

    In its annual report Healthwatch England calls on services to listen to what matters most to people when it comes to their care. The report also encourages the public to keep speaking up. It finds that despite pressures on the NHS, some people continue to receive outstanding care, much of which, they say, is down…

  • 4Jan

    Self-care apps likely among long-term plan’s top digital priorities

    Reported in the Health Service Journal, the long-term plan will likely expand the use of apps for self-care and accelerate the rollout of regional patient records, NHS Digital has said. In a paper that went to the board on Wednesday, NHS Digital said, while the plan itself had been delayed, it was “expected” to include priorities…

  • 4Jan

    Scotland’s House of Care programme

    Scotland’s House of Care programme works to make Care and Support Planning conversations routine for people with long term conditions and support self management. The programme works in partnership with Year of Care, Scottish Government and Clinical Lead, Dr Graham Kramer, to support the implementation of House of Care in six Adopter Sites in Scotland…

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