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David Nicholson on long term conditions

Giving more control to patients with long term conditions is crucial to improving health and value, says David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive. This week’s Healthcare Innovation Expo highlighted new technologies to help deliver better quality and value. NHS Local produced a series … Continue reading


Healthcare Expo: safe use of insulin

Dr Rowan Hillson from the Department of Health explains how she is promoting safe use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes. This week’s Healthcare Innovation Expo highlighted new technologies to help deliver better quality and value. NHS Local produced … Continue reading

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A future driven by innovation

Jim Easton, NHS National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, has asked how the NHS can use innovation to deliver quality and value, at a large scale and quickly. Speaking on the second day of the Innovation Expo, he gave a … Continue reading


Innovation is about adoption

Andrew Lansley highlighted the importance of adopting innovation for the benefit of patients, when opening the 2011 Healthcare Innovation Expo. He enforced the need to nurture innovation in the NHS, acknowledging that it can be a long and difficult journey … Continue reading

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Enter healthcare outcomes innovation competition

The Department of Health is running a competition to find indicators for some of the health outcomes in the NHS Outcomes Framework. We are asking frontline staff, clinical teams and third sector partnerships to submit their experience and evidence in … Continue reading

Innovation critical to the NHS – David Nicholson

David Nicholson video

NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson says innovation will  be critical to make sure that ‘everywhere in the NHS we get the best services available for our patients’. He was speaking to promote this week’s Healthcare Innovation Expo

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Encouraging innovation in the NHS

Surgery techniques

The NHS has been having great ideas for decades – ideas that have made a real and tangible difference to the lives of millions of people. From hypodermic needles to CT scanners, via stem cell therapy and keyhole surgery, modern … Continue reading

Question: will modernisation reduce healthcare standards?

Reports in the media this week include claims from Dr Mark Porter of the British Medical Association that the NHS modernisation plans will reduce the standard of health care provision to the 1930s. In response, Health Minister Simon Burns said: … Continue reading

Health and Social Care Bill Committee meets again today


The Health and Social Care Bill Committee meets again today, Tuesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 10, to discuss the Bill. The Bill proposes to create an independent NHS Board, promote patient choice, and to reduce NHS administration costs. Key … Continue reading

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Live Q&A session with Andrew Lansley

Independent journalist Sharon Alcock put your questions to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Monday, March 7. The webchat was hosted by the British Medical Association. Watch the webchat as it happened here:

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