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Virtual wards: caring for Covid-19 patients at home could save lives

Blog post 03/12/2020Dr Cecilia Vindrola-Padros | Prof Naomi Fulop | Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Naomi Fulop and Trish Greenhalgh describe the importance of oximeters and how they could save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article was originally published in The Conversation on 6 November.

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What impact has Covid-19 had on mental health services?

Blog post 30/11/2020Jenny Davies

We look at changes in symptoms of mental health conditions and mental health service use during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Are the needs of people with multiple long-term conditions being met?

Blog post 20/11/2020Lucina Rolewicz | Sarah Scobie

Health services face major challenges in meeting the requirements of people with long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes – and these challenges multiply in those with multiple conditions. So what does the evidence have to say about whether people with long-term conditions themselves f...

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How will Brexit affect the supply of drugs to UK patients? A Q&A

Blog post 16/11/2020Mark Dayan

As we near the end of the Brexit transition period, Mark Dayan looks at the potential effect of leaving the European Union on the supply of medicines to UK patients. This Q&A was originally published in the BMJ on 6 November 2020.

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Green shoots? Charting the progress and challenges of training the NHS clinicians of the future

Blog post 02/11/2020Lucina Rolewicz

Despite the difficulties of 2020, one positive development has been an increase in university applications for clinical roles, with the numbers of nursing degree apprenticeships also rising. Lucina Rolewicz welcomes the news but argues against complacency, not least with Covid-19 likely to have some...

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Friday FAQs: Owen Williams

Blog post 30/10/2020Dr Owen Williams

With October being Black History Month, for this edition of Friday FAQs we spoke to Dr Owen Williams OBE, the Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

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How has Covid-19 impacted on cardiovascular services and patients?

Blog post 21/10/2020Rachel Hutchings

The coronavirus has caused significant disruption to NHS services, which may have been particularly felt by those with a long-term condition. Rachel Hutchings takes a closer look at what it’s been like for people living with heart disease, and stresses the importance of understanding patients’ e...

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Kate Cheema Q&A: Covid-19 and cardiovascular services

Blog post 21/10/2020Kate Cheema

Alongside our new blog today on the impact of Covid-19 on cardiovascular services and patients, we spoke to Kate Cheema, the Director of Health Intelligence at the British Heart Foundation, for her thoughts on the subject.

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Mental health nurse education: perceptions, access and the pandemic

Blog post 08/10/2020Claudia Leone

With World Mental Health Day this Saturday, our new report today discusses how more people might be attracted to apply to study mental health nursing, and the reasons why they might currently be less likely to do so. Co-author Claudia Leone picks out some of the key findings.

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Specialised commissioning: lessons from history and looking to the future

Blog post 01/10/2020Nigel Edwards

Long read: Despite perhaps not receiving much attention, specialised commissioning is one of the fastest growing parts of the NHS budget, and from this month provider collaboratives will be responsible for commissioning specialised services for mental health. Nigel Edwards looks bac...

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