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NHiS Commissioning Excellence appoints Associate Director for mental health support service

August 1st 2016 Commissioning Excellence

NHiS Commissioning Excellence appoints Associate Director for mental health support service

NHiS Commissioning Excellence, which helps the NHS and related patient organisations to plan and commission services, has appointed Laurence Mascarenhas as an Associate Director for its mental health support service.

published by Sue Thomas


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February 18th 2016Healthcare News

“I’m on a crusade now”: Kurt Jewson discusses prostate cancer

“I’m on a crusade now”: Kurt Jewson discusses prostate cancer

Overnight Kurt Jewson became a spokesperson for prostate cancer after he posted a photograph of himself in his boxer shorts, catheter, stoma bag and all. I spoke to him about what it has been like to suddenly be propelled into the national news.

published by Petra Westlake


February 4th 2016Healthcare News

Kurt Jewson goes public in boxers to raise awareness about prostate cancer

Kurt Jewson goes public in boxers to raise awareness about prostate cancer

Last week Kurt Jewson, a personal friend, very bravely posted a picture of himself in his boxer shorts on Facebook, showing his catheter and colostomy bag.

published by Petra Westlake


January 20th 2016Healthcare News

Wilmington Healthcare online education offer enhanced with acquisition of Wellards

Wilmington Healthcare online education offer enhanced with acquisition of Wellards

In line with its vision to be at the centre of intelligence-led healthcare, Wilmington plc has acquired JMH Publishing Ltd, trading as Wellards, a leading provider of specialist and accredited online education.

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December 16th 2015Healthcare Insight

Vanguard Support Package Updated: Now includes guidance on ‘new operating models’, and ‘governance, accountability and provider regulation’

Vanguard Support Package Updated: Now includes guidance on ‘new operating models’, and ‘governance, accountability and provider regulation’

The new national support package was published on the 10 December, and the two new areas of support were developed with input from the newer vanguards - Acute Care Collaboration and Urgent and Emergency Care.

published by Petra Westlake


December 16th 2015Commissioning Excellence

Ambulatory care sensitive conditions

Ambulatory care sensitive conditions

Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC’s) are conditions where effective community care and case management can help prevent the need for hospital admission. There are 19 ACSC’s identified:

published by Sue Thomas


December 10th 2015Commissioning Excellence

Reduce costs: understand your population, risk stratify patients

Reduce costs: understand your population, risk stratify patients

In my previous blogs about our report on MS admissions, I highlighted the vast and costly scale of emergency admissions in MS, and that the most common reasons for these are largely avoidable ones.

published by Sue Thomas


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