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Lord Prior uses CHN to call for NHS Bond

The chair of NHS England Lord David Prior last night called on politicians to back a £50bn government “bond” for infrastructure spending, saying the service is “capital starved”. He was speaking at the Cambridge Health Network event, “In conversation with Lord David Prior”. Read more about what he said in the HSJ (£).

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So, how are we doing?

It can be awkward giving and receiving feedback. But without it, it’s hard to know how you are doing and make what you do better. In March this year, we introduced the means of capturing feedback from our clients on an ongoing basis and built it into our processes. We now do an online survey…

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

UK’s mental health spending gap The mental health charity, Mind, have looked at investment across 42 NHS regions and found that there a nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England. The biggest spenders were those such as South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, spending £220.63 per person, per year, compared to Gloucestershire who only…

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GP pressures, innovation and bicycle prescriptions – This week’s Friday Five

Minister announces new national innovation ‘unit’ Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced that a new national unit is being established to oversee innovation and medicines. It will be led by Dr Sam Roberts, who is currently NHSE and I’s director of innovation and research. The innovation unit will house the accelerated access collaborative, which was…