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31 Aug: Allied Health Professionals Bulletin » Voicepiece

Voicepiece – Karen Middleton

There are three Ps to my voice piece this month – professionalism, paramedics and prescribing. Firstly, professionalism – and the Big … Read more »Voicepiece – Karen Middleton

29 Aug: NHS Constitution

Why does the NHS Constitution matter?

Professor Steve Field, Chair of the NHS Future Forum, asks how can we make sure that patients, public and NHS staff know about the NHS Constitution … Read more »Why does the NHS Constitution matter?

28 Aug: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Citius, Altius, Fortius – Johnny Marshall

If you have not been bitten by the Olympics bug, and therefore are not waiting in nervous anticipation for the Paralympics to alleviate your … Read more »Citius, Altius, Fortius – Johnny Marshall

16 Aug: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

A new relationship between citizens and the NHS begins … – Roz Davies

Starting with the NHS Commissioning Board Authority CCG Lay Assessors. A new dawn is breaking in the NHS, bringing with it a new relationship between … Read more »A new relationship between citizens and the NHS begins … – Roz Davies

13 Aug: Public Health Responsibility Deal » Network chair blogs

Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

What an incredible two weeks of sport. The Games have had everything: passion, excitement, enthusiasm and more success than anyone could have … Read more »Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

9 Aug: Medical Directors' Bulletin » Voicepiece

Bruce Keogh voicepiece – July/August 2012

Improving quality by using clinical advice and leadership is fundamental to improving quality of clinical care, and this is nowhere more evident than … Read more »Bruce Keogh voicepiece – July/August 2012

7 Aug: Modernisation of health and care » Mahmood Adil

Taking the lead: England is ahead when it comes to clinical and financial engagement

Dr Mahmood Adil writes on some key issues for clinical and financial engagement This has been a busy year in clinical commissioning, so it’s been a … Read more »Taking the lead: England is ahead when it comes to clinical and financial engagement

7 Aug: Chief Nursing Officer Bulletin » Voicepiece

Jane Cummings’ voicepiece

Our commitment to improve I want to use my position a Chief Nursing Officer for England to make a positive difference – for patients and for … Read more »Jane Cummings’ voicepiece

3 Aug: Public Health Responsibility Deal » Network chair blogs

Paul Lincoln, chair of the behaviour change network talks about progress to date

The Behaviour Change network is one of the five networks, along with alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity established as part of the … Read more »Paul Lincoln, chair of the behaviour change network talks about progress to date

2 Aug: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Jaws in Space 2 – Johnny Marshall

If the first half of last month’s FDG meeting caused an acute exacerbation of my Stockholm Syndrome then the second half offered hope of some … Read more »Jaws in Space 2 – Johnny Marshall

30 Jul: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Our commitment to improve – Jane Cummings

I want to use my position a Chief Nurse for England to make a positive difference: for patients and for our profession. We have an opportunity to … Read more »Our commitment to improve – Jane Cummings

27 Jul: Public Health Responsibility Deal » Network chair blogs

Dr Susan Jebb, chair of the food network talks about the good progress on salt reduction

I was delighted to see the continuing decline in the average amount of salt we’re eating in England from the 2011 urinary salt survey – down … Read more »Dr Susan Jebb, chair of the food network talks about the good progress on salt reduction

18 Jul: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Jaws in Space – Johnny Marshall

The skies outside Quarry House were so exceptionally dull and grey, Angela’s Ashes (1999) without the happy ending!, that even the thought of … Read more »Jaws in Space – Johnny Marshall

17 Jul: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Moving on at pace – Barbara Hakin

Preparations for the new commissioning world continue at a great pace and life seems no less hectic. Much of my time over the past few weeks has been … Read more »Moving on at pace – Barbara Hakin

16 Jul: Modernisation of health and care » John Wilderspin

Should a health and wellbeing board’s main focus be on its membership or its actions?

Health and wellbeing boards are now well established in shadow form and a good number are already marking their first anniversary. After an initial … Read more »Should a health and wellbeing board’s main focus be on its membership or its actions?

12 Jul: Stephen Hale

Inviting comments on a draft bill

I think we’ve done something quite interesting. Yesterday the Department of Health published the care and supprt white paper, and a draft care … Read more »Inviting comments on a draft bill

11 Jul: Modernisation of health and care » John Wilderspin

A new development tool for health and wellbeing boards

Shadow health and wellbeing boards are operating in all parts of the country and working to prepare for statutory running from April 2013. … Read more »A new development tool for health and wellbeing boards

5 Jul: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

The Matrix – Johnny Marshall

A couple of months ago Sky News came to my surgery to interview me about CCGs. Whilst there, they took the opportunity to interview some patients … Read more »The Matrix – Johnny Marshall

2 Jul: Chief Nursing Officer Bulletin » Voicepiece

Jane Cummings’ voicepiece

In my first month in post as CNO I have spent some time meeting groups of nurses and midwives to explain my role and my ambitions for the future of … Read more »Jane Cummings’ voicepiece

28 Jun: Medical Directors' Bulletin » Voicepiece

Voicepiece from Bruce Keogh – June 2012

In July, all medical graduates progressing to foundation year one (F1) will spend a minimum of four days shadowing the F1 job they will be taking up … Read more »Voicepiece from Bruce Keogh – June 2012

28 Jun: Public Health Responsibility Deal » Network chair blogs

Henry Ashworth, chair of the alcohol network – Tangible action from alcohol producers drives momentum on the Deal

Alcohol is commonplace in our society and the vast majority of people (78%) drink within Government guidelines.  Nationally, alcohol consumption is … Read more »Henry Ashworth, chair of the alcohol network – Tangible action from alcohol producers drives momentum on the Deal

27 Jun: Stephen Hale

Digital engagement – all about people

When we’re devising the digital bits of policy engagement plans in DH we talk a lot about “credible voices”, “thought … Read more »Digital engagement – all about people

27 Jun: Allied Health Professionals Bulletin » Voicepiece

Voicepiece – Karen Middleton

The Information Strategy for the NHS, The power of information, launched in May 2012 and I wonder how many of you made it a priority to go and see … Read more »Voicepiece – Karen Middleton

25 Jun: NHS Commissioning Board » Blogs

Who’s inside the tent? – Johnny Marshall

The circus was in town for the Future Design Group today! No … we are not there every week … there was a Big Top up just across the road from … Read more »Who’s inside the tent? – Johnny Marshall

20 Jun: Dementia » Alistair Burns’ blog

Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

Paul Mancey, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, talks to Alistair Burns about work to improve the quality of life of residents with dementia, … Read more »Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns