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  1. NHS leaders have today shared a plan that highlights the areas the NHS should focus on to prepare for increased demand this coming winter.

  2. The NHS could free up £480m to reinvest into NHS services and improve patient care if trusts filled temporary vacancies with workers from a ‘staff bank’ instead of using expensive staffing agencies.

  3. Today we have published an independent review we commissioned Deloitte to carry out of the effectiveness of board leadership and governance at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) in London.

  4. The NHS saved £324 million last financial year by switching from using 10 expensive medicines to better value and equally effective alternatives, with even more saving to be achieved this year.

  5. We have appointed six non-executive board members, which include the reappointments of current members, Lord Patrick Carter and Lord Ara Darzi, and the appointments of four new members.

  6. BSUH is no longer in special measures for financial reasons following improvements in financial performance and management at the trust.

  7. We have implemented a cross organisational group, which is committed to make improvements and address issues around exception reporting practices and culture for junior doctors.

  8. The NHS has announced plans to improve patient care by cutting long stays in hospitals.

  9. Today we're lifting some of the regulatory undertakings placed on Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust over two years ago after an independent review highlighted progress in a number of areas.

  10. We are delighted that Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer for NHS Improvement has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to leadership across the NHS.

  11. Dr Amit Arora, Consultant Geriatrician at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, tells us his thoughts on #EndPJParalysis and the impact the campaign is having so far.

  12. Despite experiencing the worst winter in a decade, frontline NHS staff and managers have risen to the challenge and cared for more patients than ever before. However, this surge in demand has affected the NHS’s performance in key areas, such as waiting times and its reliance on temporary workers.

  13. Today was the first public board meeting in common for NHS England and NHS Improvement where we agreed a new way of working, and discussed how local NHS services can better work together and the NHS’ 2018/19 operating plan.

  14. Ruth May, our Executive Director of Nursing, reflects on her time as a nurse, the challenges and what's to come this year in the run up to International Nurses Day.

  15. Dr Aidan Fowler is to join NHS Improvement as NHS National Director of Patient Safety in July 2018. Reflecting the system-wide nature of the role, Dr Fowler will also be appointed as a Deputy Chief Medical Officer by the Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health and Social Care.

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