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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: 


Mental health and COVID-19: Preparing for rising levels of distress

Paula Lavis of the Mental Health Network and Andy Bell of the Centre for Mental Health, look at the predictions for mental health needs of England’s population and highlight forecasting tools and modelling work to support systems in working out the additional demand and costs for their populations.

How will St John Ambulance volunteers step up to the future?

Richard Lee, chief operating officer at St John Ambulance, describes how the service has risen to the challenge of COVID-19 and its hope to always be in a position to be able to respond to future health crises.


The importance of protecting everyone's mental health during COVID-19

Acosia Nyanin, chief nursing officer at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, reinforces the point that the psychological impact of COVID-19 means it's more important than ever to pay attention to our mental health.

Integration in action – why collaboration in north-east London is essential in addressing health inequalities

Jane Milligan, accountable officer for the seven north east London CCGs, outlines the role CCGs have played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and what this needs to look like as we move in to the next phase.

Why we need good quality data fast

Alex Eavis, director of analytics at EMIS, shares her view on why data-driven insight is vital in the fight against COVID-19, and highlights the possibilities of combining new attitudes to data sharing with the power of cloud computing.

Cancer and COVID-19 – managing co-existence

Lynda Thomas of Macmillan Cancer Support, explores what it means to deliver cancer recover plans to get services back on track.

Learning from COVID-19

Dr Alan Willson, senior research officer at the Life Sciences Hub Wales looks at some of the many lessons which we can learn from COVID-19

Ensuring people living with dementia do not pay a greater price for the pandemic

Karin Orman from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists calls for national approach to rehabilitation to supporting people living with dementia through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Beyond commissioning - MHCC leading, facilitating, helping out during COVID-19

Commissioning’s collaborative and flexible approach to COVID-19 has added value to the response to COVID-19. Ian Williamson illustrates this by detailing Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC)’s work in doing what is needed beyond commissioning to keep the city’s people as safe and well as possible.

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.






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

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