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Building an integrated health and care system with staff and patients at its heart

Health Secretary Sajid Javid meets with NHS staff during his regional tour

The health and social care integration white paper sets out our ambition to bring together NHS colleagues and their social care counterparts within an integrated system with people's needs at its heart, writes Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Annual Consultant Awards – a new name, and a new scheme

Photo of Professor Kevin Davies

Following a consultation on reform, the NHS reward scheme for top-performing doctors is being renamed and redesigned, making it fairer and more accessible, writes ACCEA Medical Director, Professor Kevin Davies.

Tackling the NHS backlog and giving colleagues what they need

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid visits St Mary's Hospital, London

The £6 billion injection of funding announced in October's Spending Review and Budget reflects our commitment to helping the NHS battle the backlog and providing much-need support to NHS staff and patients, writes Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Building an open and inclusive NHS workplace

Female doctor meeting patient

As an institution founded on the principle of equality, it’s so important that we practice what we preach and make sure that the NHS is an inclusive place of work, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care writes.