South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Psychologist / psychiatrist / mental health

Revealed: Widespread gaps in ‘gold-standard’ service a year on from NHSE launch

More than half of England has limited or no access to a ‘gold standard’ eating disorder programme proven to halve the need for intensive treatment, a year after NHS England funded 18 pilot projects in the wake of five women’s anorexia deaths, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Patient engagement will be crucial to addressing the outpatient backlog

By enabling patients to become active rather than passive passengers along care pathways, we can more efficiently manage care says Jane Tyacke

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CDCs alone won’t ease the elective care backlog

Discover how an end-to-end patient pathway, smarter staff resourcing and patient-centric clouds can help community diagnostic centres get results

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Learning how to integrate, New York style

Experience from the Big Apple is helping to inspire an ICS workforce pilot in Hampshire, writes Nicola McQueen

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Capitalising on the promise of genomics

If the NHS is to fully realise the promise of genomic healthcare it will need integrated systems which efficiently share information with clinicians, writes Steve Abbs

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Using health and care innovation to deliver a net zero NHS

AHSNs are supporting the delivery of a net zero NHS by working with health and care organisations to discover and deploy sustainable healthcare innovations. And by helping innovators with sustainable solutions to grow and thrive. By Kathy Scott and Paul Durrands

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Harnessing the potential of smart hospitals

An HSJ webinar brings together experts to discuss the role of smart hospitals in the health and care sector, by Jennifer Trueland

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Redefining shared care records post-covid

The pandemic has helped accelerate shared records from information repositories to vital operational systems across whole care ecosystems. Maintaining shared records will aid in truly transforming the integrated care setting. By James Ormonde

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What has covid revealed about the redesigning of care services?

An HSJ webinar explored how the pandemic has presented the NHS with the challenge to transform services - improving patient outcomes and experience. A panel of experts discussed what this means for the traditional model of inpatient care. Jennifer Trueland reports

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How can the NHS manage the needs of covid patients in the longer term?

Continuing to meet the needs of covid patients while also addressing the backlogs that have built up in other areas of care will clearly be challenging. At a recent HSJ webinar, a panel of experts explored what we have already learnt about how best to manage covid and where the ...

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Exploring the opportunities of population health management

The shift to a comprehensive population health management approach is a huge change management challenge. But there are tools and support available to help to make it a reality, write Rebecca Richmond and Alex Miller

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How can ICSs transform diabetes management and outcomes?

Diabetes touches on many challenges that will be at the top of priority lists for integrated care systems. It also provides an example of how expanded use of technology might help address such issues. By Claire Read

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Early cancer detection and the pandemic

The NHS has committed to getting the number of cancers diagnosed in stages I and II up from 54 per cent to 75 per cent by 2028, but GP referrals tumbled and screening programmes came to a virtual halt as the service was hit by covid-19.

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Why outpatients are a mountain of risk and a land of opportunity during the pandemic

The UK’s most well-regarded waiting list expert Rob Findlay joins HSJ’s performance lead James Illman to tackle one of the NHS’ most pressing challenges: the colossal outpatient backlog.

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Improving the pathway for people with severe heart valve disease

With growing numbers of people experiencing aortic stenosis, it’s argued value and quality of care could be improved by smoothing the current pathway

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As the first covid-19 peak ends, elective care demand and capacity modelling must take a new form

Amid an array of new complications, historic models for elective care will need to be reimagined and patient safety remain a guiding principle, argues Karina Malhotra

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Discrimination and inequality cost lives – it’s time to replace virtue signalling with action

Ifti Majid and Danielle Oum explain why clarity of vision is vital as we strive for a healthcare system where ethnicity becomes irrelevant to patient experience and outcomes, as well as staff experience and career prospects

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Leadership Q&A: Care UK

After a successful five year tenure at Care UK, medical director and responsible officer Rob Loveland is planning his retirement. Here he explains why this role offers the right successor an opportunity to provide highly visible and inspiring clinical leadership, championing a professional and open culture which empowers staff to ...

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Telemedicine – clinical negligence considerations

Clinical negligence claims are often built upon a lack of adequate documentation of what was said and allegations that patients have not been properly counselled about risks and alternatives. Elizabeth Thomas explores what this means for the increasingly significant role of telemedicine and the steps which can go a long ...