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  • 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…

  • 21Jun

    Simon Stevens sets out next steps for NHS

    Speaking at this year’s NHS Confederation annual conference, Simon Stevens outlined the five overarching priorities for the NHS over the coming year; improving A&E performance, strengthening access to GP services and primary care, improving cancer and mental health care, delivering financial balance and accelerating local care redesign and integration. Simon Stevens also spoke about ending…

  • 19Apr

    Report: The long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care

    The House of Lords Select Committee’s report on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and adult Social Care, recognises issues and concerns that people in the NHS and care services have been talking about for many years. The committee argues that a new political consensus on the future of the health and care system is…

  • 23Jun

    What do we think of the NHS? New research published by BMA

    The BMA (British Medical Association) has published research on public perceptions of the NHS, based on the opinions of 1,240 adults living in England in June 2016. Key findings include: This research shows growing discontent with the way the NHS is being run. 37% are dissatisfied with the running of the NHS, compared with 21%…

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