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  • 12Jun

    Promoting personalised care

    New guidance on giving people more choice and control over their care has been published by the NHS. The Personalised Care Grab Guide explains why focusing on what matters to people is important and gives tips to help healthcare professionals get started. It emphasises a ‘one size-fits-all’ approach cannot meet people’s varying needs and expectations. www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PersonalisedCareGrabGuide.pdf

  • 12Jun

    Patient leaflets raise awareness of evidence-based interventions

    A series of leaflets giving patients more information on evidence-based interventions has been launched. The NHS England leaflets give information on anaesthesia and pain, ear, nose and throat disorders, haematological disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, paediatric and neonatal medicine, skin disorders and surgery. Each leaflet describes the condition relating to that intervention, the benefits and risks of treatment,…

  • 12Jun

    Interim NHS People Plan published

    A vision for how people working in the NHS will be better supported through a more positive working environment has been published. As well as growing staff numbers, the NHS needs to rapidly become a better place to work according to the Interim NHS People Plan. The plan focuses on three key areas – recruiting…

  • 12Jun

    New promotional materials for bowel cancer screening

    Public Health England has published new leaflets to give patients more information on the bowel cancer screening process. The new materials provide instructions on how to use the home test kits provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, having a colonoscopy following an abnormal result, and the benefits and risks of bowel cancer screening. www.gov.uk/government/publications/bowel-cancer-screening-kit-how-to-use

  • 13May

    What’s been happening to the health service since the 1940s?

    This interactive timeline, from the Nuffield Trust, brings 70 years of reform and change in the National Health Service to life, charting the evolution of this public institution from its inception in the post-war years through to the present day. Scroll down to view the entries chronologically, or use the menu on the left-hand side…

  • 24Feb

    NHSX: New joint organisation for digital, data and technology

    A new joint unit, NHSX, has been established to take forward digital transformation in the NHS, with the aim of allowing patients and staff to benefit from the latest digital systems and technology. Currently, much NHS technology relies on systems designed for a pre-internet age. Patients are not getting the care they need because their…

  • 13Dec

    The role of volunteers in the NHS: Views from the front line

    This report published by the King’s Fund, is intended to ascertain the perceptions of frontline NHS staff working in acute care about the operational pressures they face, how they understand the roles and value of volunteers and what gaps there are that volunteers could help fill. The report sets out the findings from a survey,…

  • 22Nov

    AI and the NHS: How artificial intelligence will change everything for patients and doctors

    Excerpts from an article from ZDnet: The rise of artificial intelligence is set to reshape the health sector as we know it, from back office to doctor’s office. The current UK government has made its vision for artificial intelligence use in the NHS very clear. It wants AI, data and innovation to “transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of…

  • 1Nov

    Patients start testing the new NHS app

    Patients at a number of practices across England have begun testing the new NHS app, which provides simple and secure access to a range of healthcare services on a smartphone or tablet. Developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, the app will enable many patients to register without attending the practice, reducing administrative burden on reception staff.…

  • 11Oct

    The spread challenge: How to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care

    This report shines a light on the challenges facing the NHS in improving the uptake of new ideas and practices, and the need for new approaches when developing national and local programmes to support the spread of innovation. As NHS leaders and policymakers draw up the long-term plan for the NHS in England, the report…

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