Capturing The Impact Of New Ways Of Working For Allied Health Professionals Arising From The COVID-19 Response

The coronavirus pandemic has focused our health and social care system towards a common purpose – coming together to overcome coronavirus, ensuring capacity to help those who have been affected and minimising the impact on the health and well-being of the overall population.
Never have we been forced to change our working patterns so radically in such a short period of time. This has been a challenge and as Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) we should be proud of our response. […]

The Key To Managing Chronic Joint Pain

Mike Hurley from the Health Innovation Network (Academic Health Science Network for South London) explains how they are helping people to self-manage their chronic joint pain.
The increasing burden of an ageing population on NHS services is well documented. GP’s are doing their best to cope with the ever-increasing demand on services; sometimes lacking both capacity and expertise to support people to change their behaviour and adopt healthier lifestyles.
Patients with long term conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA) often tell us […]

Patient And Staff Experience Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

A member of NHS England’s Patient Experience Team reflects on the 2016 NHS Staff Survey results:
The publication of the NHS staff survey is a good time to focus on the direct connection between staff experience and patient experience.
We should remind ourselves that this relationship could be one of the most important moves the healthcare system makes to drive better productivity, and improve experiences of care for millions of people – both staff and patients.
Our Patient Experience Team has established a work […]

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: One Year On

NHS England’s National Director for Mental Health, Claire Murdoch, takes a look at the progress made in the first year of the Five Year Forward View programme.
We are currently marking the first anniversary of the publication of the Mental Health Taskforce Report and there are three things I want to say about this. Thank you; thank you, and thank you.
My first thank you is to Simon Stevens for commissioning the Independent Task Force, to Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, for […]