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4 July 2024

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Optimising immunisation services with an integrated hub and spoke model in Greater Manchester

Our Improvement Unit’s independent service evaluation led to the recommendation of an integrated hub and spoke model, aiming to…

1 July 2024

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Enhancing efficiency and sustainability with a diagnostic workforce strategy

Through strategic collaboration and comprehensive planning, we enhanced the efficiency and sustainability of the diagnostic workforce within an integrated…

1 July 2024

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Implementing a flexible working framework and training package for enhanced workforce culture

An NHS foundation trust, in collaboration with NHS Midlands and Lancashire, developed a flexible working framework and training package…

1 July 2024

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Sustaining and expanding international recruitment for an integrated care system

Our Workforce Planning and Transformation team’s efforts secured a three-year investment for the International Recruitment Workforce Bureau, enabling the…

13 June 2024

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Advancing maternity and neonatal services with interactive data dashboards

Our collaboration with NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICB resulted in the development of an interactive dashboard that significantly…

12 June 2024

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Reshaping an integrated care board for future success 

We successfully guided the organisational change process for an integrated care board, aligning its workforce with the long-term vision…

11 June 2024

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NHS Midlands and Lancashire’s Digital Data and Technology Directorate Awarded “Towards Excellence in Digital Standards…

We are excited to share that our Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) directorate has been formally presented with the…

10 June 2024

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Developing a user-centric website for cardiovascular care excellence

The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) partnered with NHS Midlands and Lancashire and NHS Arden and GEM…

6 June 2024

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Improving mobile breast screening in Liverpool, Sefton, and Knowsley

Implementing recommendations within the Liverpool, Sefton, and Knowsley Mobile Breast Screening Programme has brought about substantial enhancements. Augmented engagement,…

6 June 2024

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Evaluating the Answer Cancer service in Greater Manchester

Our evaluation of the ‘Answer Cancer’ initiative increased cancer awareness in underserved communities and demonstrated good value for money.…

6 June 2024

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Integrating Cheshire and Stockport breast screening services

The successful implementation of NHS England Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) approved recommendations resulted in the establishment of a…

5 June 2024

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Driving strategic workforce planning and operational excellence in an integrated care board

Through strategic leadership and effective collaboration, we significantly enhanced the understanding and implementation of a comprehensive workforce plan for…

4 June 2024

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Integrating recruitment services into a central team to deliver at-scale efficiencies 

Centralising recruitment services for NICE through NHS Midlands and Lancashire significantly improved efficiency, reducing time-to-hire to under 30 days,…

3 June 2024

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Supporting business case development at NHS Business Services Authority

Our training helped improve NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) business case development capabilities through the Better Business Cases™ Foundation…

29 May 2024

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Developing a seamless user journey website for the National Institute for Health and Care Research

In May 2024, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) unveiled a…

24 May 2024

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Optimising staffing strategies, cost reductions and strategic governance

Through detailed analysis and strategic governance frameworks, we reduced the usage of agencies for staffing, leading to notable reductions…

21 May 2024

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service Local’s impact on driving efficiency in primary care claims management

Our involvement in Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) Local has proven to be a critical asset in improving efficiency,…

14 May 2024

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New Podcast: Revolutionising patient engagement and care with personalised healthcare videos

Join host Richard Caddy for another thought-provoking session in our latest podcast with our Digital Innovation Unit. Tune in…

3 May 2024

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Enhancing our expertise in Workforce Planning to meet growing needs

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (ML) are excited to announce that we’ve secured five places for members of our People…

1 May 2024

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Study reveals promising early outcomes of NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

Obesity is a pressing global health challenge, linked to various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular issues,…

29 April 2024

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Aligning medication guidelines: The Cheshire and Merseyside initiative 

The Cheshire and Merseyside initiative, aimed at aligning medication guidelines, has enhanced medication management practices across the region. By…

18 April 2024

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Registration open for NHS-R Community annual conference 

We are incredibly excited to announce that ticket registration for NHS-R/NHS.pycom Open-Source Conference (RPySOC) 2024 is open! The conference…

16 April 2024

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NHS ML secures place on Transforming Organisations, Partnerships and Systems Framework

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (ML) has been successful in its bid for an important national procurement framework. The Transforming Organisations,…

16 April 2024

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Scaling non-medical prescribing services for enhanced patient care

Our Medicines Management and Optimisation team has improved patient care by improving processes and automating tasks to ensure timely…

12 April 2024

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New podcast: Lessons from the Clive Treacey Review

In this three-segment podcast sequence, part of our Inside ML series, we discuss the lessons learnt from the Clive…

9 April 2024

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Supporting hospital transformation programmes to embed equality, diversity, and inclusion considerations

Between 2022 and 2023, our Inclusion Unit provided a bespoke ‘due regard’ support package to the Lancashire and South…

2 April 2024

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Ensuring Care Quality Commission readiness through collaborative intervention at Portway House

Our Nursing and Urgent Care Team’s intervention significantly transformed a care facility, enhancing staff morale, competence, and confidence, ultimately…

28 March 2024

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NHS Midlands and Lancashire Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

NHS Midlands and Lancashire has published its Gender Pay Gap Report for 2023. Download the report here.

14 March 2024

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The digital transformation of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust website

Our Communications and Engagement team helped Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust achieve a digital overhaul, enhancing website usability, functionality,…

4 March 2024

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New Podcast: Unravelling unconscious bias in healthcare

Join host Richard Caddy for another thought-provoking session in our latest podcast with our Inclusion Unit. Tune in to…

27 February 2024

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In-depth analysis and insight: A cancer pathway review within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Integrated…

As referenced in the national NHS priorities and operational planning guidance for 2023/24, the significance of early cancer diagnosis…

20 February 2024

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Enhancing stroke risk management by developing a comprehensive reporting dashboard

The implementation of the cardiovascular disease prevention dashboard markedly enhanced stroke prevention strategies, offering healthcare providers critical data on…

8 February 2024

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Transforming tobacco control: How our data analytics improved health outcomes

The development of interactive dashboards and comprehensive data analysis significantly helped NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System to…

2 February 2024

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Reducing the use of Lorazepam at a dementia nursing care home

Our Medicine Optimisation Care Home team successfully reduced the reliance on regular Lorazepam prescriptions in elderly residents of a…

2 February 2024

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Achieving operation excellence and strategic impact

Our adoption of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Procurement Excellence Programme has significantly increased operational control.…

31 January 2024

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New podcast: Revolutionising urgent care in Northern Ireland

Recorded live at the NHS ConfedExpo, join host Richard Caddy in an engaging dialogue with Kelly Bishop, Assistant Director…

31 January 2024

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Empowering healthcare workers in population health management

Our Health Economics Unit (HEU), in a successful collaboration with the Midlands Decision Support Network, has marked a significant…

30 January 2024

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Data-driven personalised health videos and their role in supporting healthcare services

The Digital Innovation Unit (DIU), along with their commercial partner Citizen Communications, are hosting an event on the 31 January…

29 January 2024

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Understanding performance drivers across urgent care pathways

Our Business Intelligence team in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board, revolutionised data management and decision-making processes within the urgent care…

26 January 2024

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Explore the intricacies of unconscious bias: A webinar for local authorities

In the ever-evolving landscape of local governance, the pursuit of equitable decision-making remains a paramount objective. To advance this…

17 January 2024

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Improving frailty care through data innovation

We developed an innovative, interactive dashboard that has significantly enhanced the delivery and effectiveness of frailty care in Lancashire…

10 January 2024

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Enhance your business case skills with our accredited training

Are you looking to advance your expertise in business case development?  Please see our new and improved page about…

9 January 2024

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New podcast: How to unlock urgent care intelligence

Dive into the latest episode of Inside NHS ML as we unravel the intriguing world of the Urgent Care…

29 December 2023

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Addressing the challenges impeding patient flow at the Patient Flow Conference 2024

We are excited to announce that we will be speaking at The Patient Flow Conference North 2024. In attendance…

22 December 2023

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Improving workforce sustainability at an NHS foundation trust

Our Organisational Development team implemented a dynamic five-year integrated workforce plan at an NHS foundation trust, resulting in a…

19 December 2023

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Supporting the transition to an integrated care board

Our Digital Transformation team’s expertise in programme management significantly enhanced an integrated care system’s readiness for the 2023 integrated…

15 December 2023

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NHS Midlands and Lancashire celebrates triple HSJ award nominations

We are thrilled to share that NHS Midlands and Lancashire’s Transformation Unit, has earned three esteemed nominations at the…

13 December 2023

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Enhancing programme management office functions at Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system

Our Digital Transformation team’s in-depth review and strategic guidance significantly improved Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system’s programme…

11 December 2023

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New podcast: Inclusive decision-making in healthcare

Recorded live at the NHS ConfedExpo, join host Richard Caddy in an enlightening conversation with Jess Tyrrell and Rachel…

5 December 2023

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Upholding equality, diversity, and inclusion in times of financial cutbacks

Robert Beardall, Inclusion Unit Project Manager, NHS ML As a professional navigating the financial landscape of the NHS and…

5 December 2023

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New partnership to ensure a robust continuing healthcare assessment service

We are excited to announce a partnership between NHS Midlands and Lancashire’s Personalised Healthcare Commissioning Team and Bristol, North…

28 November 2023

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Navigating new waters: The NHS’s response to financial strain and industrial action

Nicola Ainscough, Head of System Delivery, NHS ML The recent communication from NHS England, referencing the letter titled ‘Addressing…

22 November 2023

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New podcast: How automated innovations are helping to reduce hospital waiting times

Recorded live at the Digital Healthcare Show 2023, host Andy Downton engages in a captivating conversation with Priyantha Jayawardane,…

14 November 2023

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NHS Midlands and Lancashire exhibiting at NHS Providers Show

We are excited to share that we will be participating in the upcoming NHS Providers Show on 14-15 November.…

13 November 2023

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Navigating winter challenges with a proactive resilience strategy

Our strategy in navigating winter challenges enabled real-time monitoring and prompt adjustments in urgent and emergency care capacity, significantly…

10 November 2023

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Enhancing equality impact assessments at Terrence Higgins Trust

The Inclusion Unit’s workshops significantly improved Terrence Higgins Trust’s approach to equality impact assessments, fostering deeper engagement, understanding, and…

9 November 2023

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Driving healthcare transformation through data-driven intelligence

We achieved a system-wide enhancement in healthcare service delivery, decision-making efficiency, and operational effectiveness through advanced data management and…

8 November 2023

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New podcast: Our Head of Safeguarding on a complex mental capacity case

Welcome to our new podcast series, “Inside NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML)”, and our first episode about the…

7 November 2023

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Join us for an insightful session at Access All Areas 2023 with Dr Sam Gower

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sam Gower, Clinical Director for Personalised Healthcare Commissioning at NHS Midlands and…

3 November 2023

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Examining health inequalities among people with learning disabilities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland

This study revealed significant health disparities among people with learning disabilities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, prompting targeted prevention…

2 November 2023

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Highlights from the NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023: Fostering collaboration and innovation in healthcare analytics

At this year’s NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023, the NHS-R Community and its co-community NHS.pycom put together an exciting event to…

1 November 2023

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Revisit the first national Health and Care Analytics (HACA) Conference 2023

Health and Care Analytics (HACA) 2023 was the first national annual conference bringing together analysts and promoting, celebrating and…

16 October 2023

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Hope and Honesty: Reflections on NHS Employers Strategic Workforce Conference  

Adam Burgess-Evans, Deputy Director of People, NHS ML Attendance at the NHS Employers Strategic Workforce Conference last week proved…

13 October 2023

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Empowering Rose: Court of Protection and exemplary application of the Mental Capacity Act

We supported an integrated care board (ICB) to assess the mental capacity of a patient with complex issues, represented…

13 October 2023

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Strengthening Dudley Integrated Health and Care Trusts operations through programme management

Our programme management capabilities significantly enhanced the operations of Dudley Integrated Health and Care Trust, ensuring timely project completion…

11 October 2023

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Exploring the future of patient care at the Patient Flow Conference 2023

We’re pleased to announce that Kelly Bishop, Assistant Director of Nursing and Urgent Care at NHS Midlands and Lancashire…

10 October 2023

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Supporting an integrated care board’s achievement of the race equality code quality mark

Our collaboration resulted in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB) becoming the first Integrated Care Board in the…

6 October 2023

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Meet the Future of Healthcare Management: EMS+ by NHS ML

Why choose EMS+? Enter EMS+, the dynamic web-based escalation management system. Developed by NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML),…

29 September 2023

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Join us at the Elective Care Conference South 2023

We are excited to share that NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML) will be both exhibiting and speaking at…

28 September 2023

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Unlocking collaboration and efficiency: Introducing our organisational GitHub account and R package 

What are these game-changing tools?  GitHub: the hub of collaboration  Scott Johnson, Business Intelligence Lead, NHS ML NHS Midlands…

27 September 2023

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IT integration and facility upgrade for the Shawbirch Medical Centre

Our Digital Transformation team seamlessly transitioned Shawbirch Medical Centre to their new facility, introducing advanced IT systems, successfully integrating…

25 September 2023

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Digital roadmap for implementing a primary care network clinical system hub

We helped implement a clinical system hub which led to significant cost savings, enhanced efficiency, and halved GP time…

21 September 2023

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Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) 

We tackled overmedication in individuals with learning disabilities and autism by upskilling primary care pharmacists, facilitating structured medication reviews,…

19 September 2023

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Two awards at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

We are thrilled to announce that our Medicines Management and Optimisation team has won two awards for Improving Medicines…

5 September 2023

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Join us at The Pharmacy Show 2023

Join us at The Pharmacy Show on 15-16 October 2023 to learn how NHS Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) help…

4 September 2023

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Excellence in Informatics Accreditation achieved

We are thrilled to announce that our Data, Digital and Technology directorate has achieved the prestigious “Excellence in Informatics”…

1 September 2023

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LDA project shortlisted for the 2023 HSJ Awards

NHS Midlands and Lancashire is delighted to announce that our work to develop a community of practice for stopping…

25 August 2023

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Preventing cardiovascular diseases through lipid therapy modification 

We adopted a systematic strategy to identify primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease which resulted in enhanced lipid…

25 August 2023

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Blog: NHS Long Term Plan – is Generation Z going to be the answer? 

Adam Burgess-Evans, Deputy Director of People, NHS ML As numerous 16 and 18 year olds in England receive their…

17 August 2023

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Improving the safety of patients prescribed clozapine

Our partnership with a local mental health trust resulted in advancements in addressing inadequate clozapine documentation, leading to improved…

14 August 2023

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Improving outcomes for vulnerable residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Our Business Intelligence team’s data-driven approach led to: improved care access, lowered acute service demand, and empowered patients, making…

2 August 2023

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Inhaler prescribing errors: Identifying risks and improving patient safety

We improved patient safety and raised awareness across GPs, hospitals and community pharmacy of the risks of prescribing inhalers…

31 July 2023

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Improving epilepsy services and reducing health inequalities

We brought together patients, experts and care system partners to identify areas of concern which contribute to premature avoidable…

25 July 2023

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Helping a local council to order equipment efficiently

Our management of Staffordshire County Council’s community equipment service led to the elimination of a backlog, improved administrative processes,…

18 July 2023

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Improving the quality of life and tackling premature mortality for people with a learning disability,…

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML), in partnership with national experts at the University of Plymouth, Cornwall Partnership Foundation…

18 July 2023

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Bespoke coaching to support staff through new or difficult situations 

We supported staff through challenging situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, organisational change, and developing communication skills which resulted…

17 July 2023

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Understanding mental health attendance in Emergency Departments

Our dashboard on mental health attendance in Emergency Departments empowered commissioners and providers to identify care variations, establish baselines,…

10 July 2023

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Recognising the challenge and harnessing the potential of the long-term workforce plan

Last week saw the launch of the much-awaited Long-Term Workforce Plan for the NHS.  It is evident that the…

9 July 2023

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Improvement Support Programme North West Acute Trust Provider

Our work with the North West Acute Trust Provider improved their incident and risk management processes, resulting in a…

5 July 2023

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Health and Care Analytics Conference

We are pleased to announce the first national Health and Care Analytics Conference organised by The Strategy Unit and…

5 July 2023

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NHS-funded nursing care reviews

Efficiently completing overdue NHS-funded nursing care reviews within budget, our team ensured individuals’ health and social care needs were…

26 June 2023

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Enhancing elective surgery outcomes

Our expertise in information governance has played a crucial role in improving surgical outcomes through the Surgery Hero project,…

22 June 2023

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Finalists for three more nominations at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2023

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML) has received three further nominations at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in addition…

22 June 2023

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Patient flow efficiency in five acute and community trusts

We successfully improved patient flow efficiency in five acute and community trusts, achieving zero ambulance delays, reducing handover times,…

22 June 2023

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Medicines Safety Assurance Tool (MSAT), developed in 2014 and still in demand

We introduced the MSAT in 2014 which has since been further developed and fully utilised supporting organisations with systematic…

19 June 2023

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Proud to announce ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditations

We are delighted to share that our customer finance team has been awarded the globally recognised ISO 27001 and…

19 June 2023

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Reducing mortality project shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Award

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (NHS ML) is thrilled to share that our project to reduce mortality in people with…

15 June 2023

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Increasing patient referrals to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme

By implementing effective strategies, we increased patient referrals to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. The number of primary care…

25 May 2023

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UK National GO Awards Shortlists NHS ML for Collaborative Procurement Initiative 

We are delighted to share the news that our collaborative endeavour with the North Midlands and Black Country Procurement…

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