Integrated care the solution for NHS reforms

Significant changes to the way healthcare services are delivered are needed in order for the NHS to meet the challenges of the future, a leading professor has warned.

Speaking at a debate hosted by business advisory firm Deloitte, Professor Chris Ham, chief executive of The King’s Fund, a charity dedicated to improving the health system in England, said the NHS needed to be re-orientated to deliver a new model of ‘integrated’ care, based on stronger collaboration between health professionals and more effective co-ordination of services.

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Deloitte HELPs the County Air Ambulance

The Birmingham office of business advisory firm Deloitte has donated £25,000 to the County Air Ambulance’s Helicopter Emergency Landing Pad (HELP) Appeal.

Staff and partners from the firm raised the money by taking part in various events and charity initiatives over the past 18 months, including the Birmingham Half Marathon and two Ladies’ Lunches hosted by Deloitte.

The money will be used to help fund the installation of helipad lighting and upgrade facilities at the Strensham Air Base on the M5, a project specifically supported by Deloitte in Birmingham.

Chris Loughran (right), Midlands practice senior partner, and Stephen Curran (centre) from Deloitte presented Lesley Bougourd from the County Air Ambulance with the cheque.

Deloitte trio complete 1,000 mile bike ride in support of ParalympicsGB

Three cyclists from Deloitte in Birmingham have successfully completed a 1,000 mile bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Ashley Hollinshead, Lindsay Buckenham and Ant Thomas joined hundreds of other cyclists as they crossed the finish line after nine days in the saddle. Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell led the 500 cyclists into Land’s End to complete the epic journey.

The cyclists, which included Paralympic gold medallists Sarah Storey and Danny Crates, were taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain to help raise money for ParalympicsGB.

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Deloitte trio in marathon charity cycle challenge

Three cyclists from Deloitte in Birmingham are taking on a marathon cycling challenge  from John O’Groats to Land’s End as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain.

Ashley Hollinshead, a partner in the firm’s tax team, is taking on the epic 950-mile journey with colleagues Lindsay Buckenham and Ant Thomas.

The trio joined dozens of other riders from Deloitte’s offices across the UK to cycle the length of Britain to raise money for ParalympicsGB. Deloitte is aiming to raise £1 million over four years to support all Great Britain’s future Paralympians for London 2012 and beyond.

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