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NHS catching more cancers earlier than ever before

The NHS is diagnosing more patients with cancer at an earlier stage than ever before, according to new analysis. Last year (2021-2022), over 100,000 (100,461) patients were diagnosed with cancer at stages one or two when it is easier to treat – the highest proportion on record. Record numbers of people are getting checked for cancer – almost half a…
Natalie Creaney
November 11, 2022
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Digital reforms in the NHS to be accelerated

Patients are set to benefit from more streamlined care and be able to make more informed choices about how and where they access treatment after plans to transform NHS data sharing were brought forward. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the proposed transfer of NHS Digital’s functions into NHS England (NHSE) which were due to happen at…
Pamela Muwanga
October 28, 2022
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Health Secretary unveils Government’s “Plan for Patients”

Yesterday, Health Secretary Therese Coffey announced a raft of new commitments in the paper “Our plan for patients”, marking her first major policy moves in post. Despite the bland title, the paper includes some very interesting changes for the health service. In an attempt to arrest sliding public confidence in primary care, Dr Coffey announced that everyone requiring a GP…
Natalie Creaney
September 23, 2022
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2022 half-year review of key NHS events

The most significant development in health policy across England in 2022 has been the implementation of ICSs on a statutory basis. A key legislative move enacted through the Health and Care Act 2022, ICSs are now the new normal for the English health sphere as the Government tries to make the NHS more collaborative and granular in focus. The emphasis…
Ben Kemp
July 22, 2022
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More than 140,000 people participate in NHS-Galleri blood test trial across the UK

The NHS has announced a milestone of over 140,000 people registering to participate in the NHS-Galleri trial of an innovative blood test offering the ability to detect more than 50 types of cancer. Since the trial project launched a year ago, thousands of volunteers have undergone the blood test at over 150 mobile clinic sites across the country. Participants will…
Natalie Creaney
July 22, 2022
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Amanda Doyle appointed new NHSE national director for primary care and community services

Amanda Doyle has been appointed the new NHSE national director for primary care and community services, leaving her role as NHSE north-west regional director which she has occupied since last summer. She succeeds Ian Dodge, who has been in post for eight years. Amanda will work alongside NHSE COO David Sloman and, according to NHS CEO Amanda Pritchard, will be…
Natalie Creaney
May 27, 2022
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The NHS release Net Zero supplier roadmap

The report ‘Delivering a Net Zero NHS’ was published back in October 2020 and now the NHS England Public Board have approved a roadmap for suppliers to help them align with the NHS net zero goals.   To reach Net Zero by 2045 they need suppliers engaged and on the journey with them, as more than 60% of the NHS…
Ben Kemp
March 25, 2022