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posted 7 Jan 2019, 07:54 by Derryn Lovett   [ updated 21 Feb 2019, 03:02 ]


The NHS Long Term Plan builds upon all the quality improvement work that continues to be developed by individuals working across the health and social care sector.

Professor Derek Bell OBE, Director of NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London, remarked:

“I welcome the NHS Long Term Plan’s balanced portfolio of service improvement that reflects the needs of the population and 
individuals. The focus on prevention and mental health is also welcome. NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London has been working on many of the areas highlighted in the NHS plan including:
  • Improving rapid access to heart failure nurses so that more patients with heart failure, who are not on a cardiology ward, will receive specialist care and advice: Development of the Heart Failure Project
  • Improving early diagnosis in the community: testing for Atrial Fibrillation Screening Project
  • Improving Mental Health Services: SHINE Project (improving the physical health of people with serve mental illness)
  • Supporting patients with alcohol dependence in hospital: Alcohol Care Bundle Project
  • Supporting parents whose babies are on the neonatal unit: Better Use of Data to improve parent Satisfaction (BUDS) project (to improve communication between parents and healthcare professionals in neonatal units)."