Key initiatives

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Because of our whole-system scope, we regularly convene members and key stakeholders to work up practical solutions to system-wide issues impacting on the quality of care.

From balancing decisions on finance and quality, to improving urgent care for older people, we work with you to make a positive difference to the quality of care patients and communities receive.

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Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People

In March 2015, we launched the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People, an independent commission tasked with finding workable and patient-centred solutions to address the challenges of urgent care for older people.

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Decisions of Value

The Decisions of Value project has been investigating what impacts NHS decision-makers' ability to balance quality improvement and financial sustainability.

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Partnership on Dignity in Care

To help drive improvements in the level of care provided to older people in hospitals and care homes, we joined forces with Age UK and the Local Government Association to establish the Partnership on Dignity in Care. 

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Meeting the National Outcomes Framework

We have been commissioned by NHS England to develop a new model of working to support members to meet the National Outcomes Framework and influence the work of national clinical directors.

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Bureaucracy and Regulatory Review

In November 2013, we completed a review of the bureaucratic and regulatory burdens on providers of NHS care.

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Northern Ireland and the EU exit

Read the key discussion points from our roundtable event, where senior health and care representatives from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland shared the specific challenges they face following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Speech, language and communication needs: a high priority for your services? | Rob Webster

22 / 3 / 2017 2.30pm

Next year marks ten years on from a government review into services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). NHS chief executive Rob Webster, who leads a trust which delivers SLCN services, reflects on progress over the past decade and what needs to happen next.

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