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7 January, 2019
Picker welcomes publication of the NHS Long Term Plan
NHS England have today published the NHS Long Term Plan, which sets out the key ambitions and actions for the National Health Service over the next decade. Commenting on the publication, Chris Graham, Picker’s CEO, said: “We welcome the NHS Long Term Plan, which sets out an ambitious vision for how the health service will develop and improve over the next decade. It is to be applauded that this looks holistically at physical and mental health at all stages of life, and broadly focuses on many of the issues that matter most to patients and service users."
26 November, 2018
Obituary of our Patron, Sir Donald Irvine
We were deeply saddened to learn that Sir Donald Irvine, our Patron, passed away on Monday 19th November 2018 at 83 years old. Sir Donald has been a long-standing and influential advocate for person centred care, and has a long history with Picker. He was Patron of Picker, and Chair of our Board of trustees from 2001-2013. He also served as Trustee of the US Picker Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
22 November, 2018
Community mental health services: little to no progress in key areas
The results are in from the 2018 Community Mental Health Survey. The 2018 survey received responses from nearly 13,000 people age 18 and older who used services at one of the 56 NHS mental health trusts between 1st September and 30th November 2017.
13 August, 2018
Report calls for more opportunities to recognise and reward good practice in caring for the UK’s older people
The Dunhill Medical Trust has worked with Picker to publish a report that evaluates the education and training landscape for the workforce that cares for older people in the UK. The report has found a need for tailored training, more continuing professional development, and for more recognition and incentives for those choosing a career in health and social care for older people.