Blogs

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Our NHS Reset campaign is spotlighting the views and reflections of members and stakeholders as part of a dedicated series of blogs.

Catch up on the latest contributions: 

September

Using rapid insights to create an innovation learning system

Richard Stubbs and Rob Webster share West Yorkshire and Harrogate's approach to evaluating the behavioural and culture change that have happened in response to COVID-19, as well as the specific innovations and new ways of working that have sprung up over this period.

We need to see three shifts to reset and renew social care 

Ewan King from the Social Care Institute for Excellence, sets out three shifts needed to reset social care following the brutal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's time for leaders to lead

Michael Williams, reflects on the lessons of recent months and calls on leaders to make the changes that will bring about a more integrated approach to health and social care.

August

Innovation and leadership post COVID-19: five things your teams want from you

The top five things people want from their leaders to enable them to build a stronger, more resilient health and care system for the future.

Dr Tosin Bowen-Wright and Paul Jenkins in conversation

Paul Jenkins sits down with Dr Tosin Bowen-Wright to discuss her experiences as a black woman working in the NHS.

Why coronavirus must be a catalyst for change

Charlie Massey, chief executive of the General Medical Council, emphasises the importance of learning from the lessons COVID-19 has taught us, particularly in relation to retaining our doctors and addressing race inequities within medicine

Let's reset the NHS to green

Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE, chair of the Innovation Agency, looks at the opportunities to harness the positive environmental impact of the pandemic and reset to become a cleaner, greener NHS,

Shifting the curve: managing mental health in the aftermath of COVID-19

Paul Jenkins chief executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Mental Health Network board, explores how COVID-19 has impacted what’s required of mental health services, both for those with existing conditions and those for whom the pandemic has raised the need for support.

Delivering COVID-19 care - past performance is not a guide to the future

Dr Kathleen Ferguson examines the fears among healthcare staff of responding to the pandemic, and what must be done to protect the workforce if it should happen again.

A silver lining to the COVID cloud?

Christine Price, chief officer of Healthwatch Herefordshire, believes there may be national lessons to be learned from the local response to COVID-19 in Herefordshire.

Tackling health inequalities to build a better NHS 

Professor Donal O’Donoghue, registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights the unique opportunities the pandemic presents to build a better NHS.

Is technology the answer to supporting patients with long term conditions after COVID-19?

Dr Matt Kearney reflects on how COVID-19 has propelled changes to the way routine care is delivered.

COVID-19 – The good, the bad and the improvements

Mark Sanders, project manager at Healthwatch Bracknell Forest, highlights feedback from the local community on five key areas that need attention in the event of another pandemic.

Primary care networks have a huge opportunity to help improve mental health – here’s how

Dr Aruna Garcea explores how primary care networks are grasping the opportunity to work with local communities to translate their needs into localised mental health services.

A catalyst for change? How the experience of the pandemic will shape community provision in future

Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network, considers whether the pandemic could be the catalyst that ensures NHS community health services receive the resources and recognition they need.

Why we need a whole pathway approach to restoration and recovery

Henny Braund, chief executive of charity Anthony Nolan, reflects on how voluntary sector partners can help drive improvements in treatment, care and support to meet the full range of patients’ needs

The sweet spot where new and old power collide - that's where the magic happens!

Showing best practice and innovation that's resulted from their response to COVID-19, Linda Vernon, Peter Armer and Dr Amanda Thornton share the extensive collaborative working that’s happening in Lancashire and South Cumbria and the benefits brought to their communities.

We have glimpsed a new way of doing things

Jonathan Wells, director of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, reflects on how health and social care services have responded to COVID-19 and how the new ways of working should be embraced.

Accessing appointments in a digital age - what do local people think?

In this blog, Andrew Goodall, chief operating officer of Healthwatch Doncaster, shares how using digital technology can improve patient experience of hospital and outpatient appoinments.

Co-creating the new norm through co-production and co-operation

Sue Stevenson, chief operations officer at Healthwatch Cumbria, highlights the value of public engagement in reforming the healthcare system and imagines a ‘letter from the future’ describing the service after NHS reset.

Steps are being taken to make managing finances easier for people with poor mental health

The mental health sector anticipates increased demand for services post COVID-19, as both people with pre-existing mental health conditions and the general public are impacted by wider social issues including debt and financial insecurity. Claire Herbert writes on the issue and the steps being taken to tackle it.

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NHS Reset is part funded through sponsorship by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited.

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