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Hospitals hit Q2 targets, but Mackey admits deficit ‘worse than planned’

16/11/2017Hospitals hit Q2 targets, but Mackey admits deficit ‘worse than planned’

English hospitals treated more patients within government target times in the second quarter of 2017-18 despite increased strain on services. Over the period between July and September more ... more >
Hunt: Government knows trusts can’t fund pay cap commitment alone

15/11/2017Hunt: Government knows trusts can’t fund pay cap commitment alone

In response to health questions at the Commons over the expected scrapping of the NHS pay cap at the upcoming Budget, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said he knew trusts would need more funding to e... more >
Counter Fraud Authority launched to combat £1bn costs

01/11/2017Counter Fraud Authority launched to combat £1bn costs

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (CFA) launches today as the Department of Health attempts to combat fraud in the health service which costs the NHS £1bn a year. The new body will opera... more >
Lung cancer operations reach record number as survival rates continue to rise

21/11/2017Lung cancer operations reach record number as survival rates continue to rise

A report today from the Royal College of Phys... more >
GP numbers drop by 1,000 over the last year as pressure and funding concerns increase

21/11/2017GP numbers drop by 1,000 over the last year as pressure and funding concerns increase

GP numbers have fallen by around 1,200 in the... more >
NHS overcharged over £34m for essential medicine

21/11/2017NHS overcharged over £34m for essential medicine

The NHS has been overcharged millions for an es... more >
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A new paradigm for public health

10/11/2017A new paradigm for public health

Heather Henry RN MBA, Queens nurse and chair of the New NHS Alliance looks into the issue of health inequality in the NHS. Health inequality is like the many-headed hydra of Greek mythology: no matter how many heads you cut off, the beast of rising illness is still coming to get you. ... more >
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Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurem... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England... more >
Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and ... more >

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Make doing the right thing easy

11/10/2017Make doing the right thing easy

Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applie... more >
STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

11/10/2017STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Hu... more >
The value of health creation

11/10/2017The value of health creation

Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Al... more >
Developing a new type of think tank

11/10/2017Developing a new type of think tank

James Roach of the National Collaborative Gro... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >

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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mutually beneficial for overseas doctors and NHS pati... more > more last word articles >

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