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As the role of nursing associate grows in number, we need to understand it better. Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us this new role and how it’s set to complement the NHS Long Term Plan’s workforce strategy
Tara Kearney, director of integration for Salford Care Organisation, talks about setting up and working in a whole-system collaborative, and its impact on Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the people in her community
NHS England’s associate chief clinical information officer (Medicines), Ann Slee, looks at how digital technology will help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan
Dr James Cusack, director of science at Autistica, discusses the challenges in tackling over-medication of autistic people and people with a learning disability
Clinical nurse specialist Karen Walker explores the evolutionary journey of prostate cancer within hospitals and how the development of new technologies and treatments has contributed to improvements in outcomes
With the introduction of integrated care systems and integrated care partnerships, Susanne Hasselmann, outgoing chair of NHSCC’s lay member network, looks at the value lay members bring to the NHS
Anya Gopfert is a junior doctor and also a clinical fellow at the Health Foundation, where she focuses on the role of the NHS in prevention and improving health. The Health Foundation spoke to her about how the NHS can develop its role as a healthy employer.
The work of Pathway shows how services can be brought together to help homeless people with complex needs
Colette Brown, a co-ordinator of social prescribing link workers in Bristol, talks about how they help people deal with the circumstances of their lives and not just with their medical symptoms
Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence
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