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  • 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…

  • 4Oct

    New care and support guide & Medicines A-Z released on the NHS website

    NHS Digital has added this new guide to social care and support to provide guidance to people who may need social care, their families and carers. The guide has been written by experts and extensively tested with users, including members of the public, local authorities, care providers and the third sector. It provides clear information about social…

  • 6Sep

    Highlights from the NHS Expo 2018

    Getting patients involved in developing patient information, self-management tools and the transformation of care were common themes at this year’s NHS Expo in Manchester, where PIF exhibited with the support of our partners TextHelp. A showcase for innovation, Expo’s gaze was on digital change and the use of patient data, but the focus was also on two major…

  • 5Jul

    NHS at 70: What will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?

    From The Health Foundation, the fifth of five briefings to inform and encourage a national conversation about the past, present, and future of the NHS: To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the BBC asked the Health Foundation, Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust to look at five central issues…

  • 5Jul

    New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services

    The free app will be available to everyone in England in December 2018. The new NHS app will give patients safe and secure access to their GP record. Patients will be able to use it to: make GP appointments order repeat prescriptions manage long-term conditions access 111 online for urgent medical queries Patients will also be…

  • 20Jun

    Take part in BBC’s NHS at 70 season – 26 June 2018 in Birmingham

    Are you interested in being an audience member for the BBC’s NHS at 70 live studio show, broadcasting live from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham next Tuesday 26th June? We would love to be joined by anyone who has a connection with the NHS in our audience. This could include healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, patients or…

  • 12Apr

    Blog: NHS at 70: Research benefits health

    This is an excerpt from a blog by the President of The Academy of Medical Sciences: As the NHS turns 70 this year there will be much discussion of past successes, concerns for the present, and hopes for the future. I believe that we can have high hopes for the future, and I am hopeful both in terms…

  • 16Jan

    Artificial intelligence in the NHS

    Reform has published a report exploring the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions. ‘Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS’ finds that AI could support…

  • 1Nov

    How does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide

    This animation by the King’s Fund is a whistle-stop tour of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it is changing: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-does-nhs-in-england-work and unpacks how the NHS is structured in a series of diagrams too: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-new-nhs-structured Katie Mantell also looks at how and why the King’s Fund made the animation: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/10/how-does-nhs-work-never-ending-story    

  • 5Oct

    National Director reports on NHS IT strategy

    Matthew Swindells, National Director of Operations and Information, has written a blog setting out progress of the NHS IT strategy. A draft ‘placemat’ diagram, has been created, that ties objectives to the outcomes of the specific work that the National Information Board is overseeing.  In summary the placemat shows: Mission To support through information and technology…

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