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Breaking the Barriers Summit

The Breaking Barriers Summit is designed for those in the NHS and local government tasked with tackling the challenges around health and social care provision and building a sustainable and transformative local system. The focus of the Summit is on developing a financially sustainable and innovative model between local government and the NHS, setting out […]

Health and Wellbeing Boards One year On

New report from the King’s Fund assesses Health and Wellbeing Boards one year on. Despite some progress and successes the report highlights risks that urgent strategic challenges are not being addressed: Download the report here    Tweet This Post

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Extension of friends and family test to community mental health services

Another window on patient satisfaction will come for the extension of the friends and family test. By December 2014 patients will routinely be asked not only if they would recommend their hospital to friends and family, but also their GP practice, and community and mental health services. This will be applied to all NHS services […]

From Cradle to the Grave a Tale of two communities

This remarkable video brings to life some of the issues faced by the Gypsy and Traveller communities when trying to access healthcare. Tweet This Post

NHS Equality Delivery System launched

On 10th November, 2011 the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) was launched in Leicester.  The EDS has been Initiated by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) which was established in 2009 to provide strategic support the NHS in order to deliver better outcomes for patients, comply with the Equality Act 2010, ensure services and work places are personal, fair […]