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Encouraging people to embrace self care for life

Engaging and empowering people to look after their own health better is the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which launches today. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health … Continue reading

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NHS England announces new National Medical Director

NHS England has today announced that Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as its new National Medical Director. The role was subject to open competition and the appointment made by the Board of NHS England. Professor Powis, 57, is currently … Continue reading

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Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot … Continue reading

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NHS England strikes new deals to make two new innovative treatments available routinely on the NHS

NHS chief Simon Stevens will today announce that NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. From tomorrow (10 November) hundreds of patients with Multiple Sclerosis are set … Continue reading

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NHS England Prevent Mental Health Guidance and new e-Learning package now available

The guidance is aimed at providers of NHS mental health services and contains information applicable to mental health professionals who work within them. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard … Continue reading

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NHS England launches first leadership training programme for hundreds of community pharmacists and technicians

Hundreds of community pharmacists and technicians working across the NHS are being offered the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills on a training programme. The six month programme, has been extended for the first time to the community pharmacy … Continue reading

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What does becoming a multispecialty community provider mean for GPs?

New models of care are destined to transform health and care for patients – but what does that mean for GPs in an area considering a new way of working and what impact does this have on patients and practice … Continue reading

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National Report to Ministers on the Responsible Officer Regulations and Medical Revalidation

At the end of the fourth year of implementation of medical revalidation, the National Report 2016/17 (formerly the Senior Responsible Owner’s Report), provides evidence of a steadily improving picture of engagement. NHS England’s National Report to Ministers on the Responsible … Continue reading

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New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer

The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report published today by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme. The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the … Continue reading

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NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has … Continue reading

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