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Contributors include Health Education England, NHS England, UK100, NIHR, NHS SBS, and we look back on EvoNorth 2019.

BEST PRACTICE & EFFICIENCY

Gloucester Hospitals reflects on its leap to a ‘good’ CQC rating; we talk to clinical nurse advisors with NHS Supply Chain about partnership between procurement teams and clinicians; Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust becomes the first to offer video consultations for cardiology patients; GIRFT reveals how variation in NHS procurement is costing millions; Leeds Teaching Hospitals axes the fax; and Great Western Hospitals explains how it has improved care for patients with hip fractures.

ESTATES & FACILITIES

NHS Property Services and Reform examine how we can maximise the NHS estate’s value and capture of funding.

MENTAL HEALTH

The Evidence Based Practice Unit (UCL and Anna Freud Centre) looks at the rollout of mental health and wellbeing trials in schools; ZunTold discusses ‘Fiction as Therapy’; Mersey Care utilises smart meters to monitor those living at home with dementia; Lancashire Care mobilises a brand-new specialist perinatal mental health service; and West London NHS Trust tell us how it dealt with significant pressures in its services.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

NHS SBS outlines some innovative solutions being developed to address workforce challenges; NHS Providers talks diversity; NHS England reveals its work with volunteers and Helpforce; the Inspiring Leaders Network discusses organisational and system curiosity; and NHS Employers introduces us to the new nursing associate role.

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