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NHS 10-year plan must create performance and financial ‘reset’

09/10/2018NHS 10-year plan must create performance and financial ‘reset’

The chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, has outlined his vision for the NHS long-term plan during his opening speech at his organisation’s annual conference this morning. S... more >
Record £37m NHS compensation pay-out for brain-injured boy

08/10/2018Record £37m NHS compensation pay-out for brain-injured boy

A six-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury after his birth in hospital has received a NHS record £37m in compensation. The child contracted the herpes si... more >
Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

02/10/2018Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

The health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is set to announce an emergency £240m fund to be injected into social care to free up beds this winter. In a speech today at the Conse... more >

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Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

19/10/2018Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

The number of people entering GP training is the highest in NHS history, according to new figures from Health Education England (HEE). A total of 3,473 people took up posts this year, surpas... more >
‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

19/10/2018‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

The government is still “a long way” from achieving an effective strategy for integrated health and social care and has been urged to create a 10-year plan for integrated care alongsi... more >
One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

19/10/2018One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

A new report has revealed that 15% of all NHS trusts using private finance initiatives (PFI) could terminate contracts due to poor performance. The report, released by the Centre for Health ... more >
Council strips contract from NHS trusts and hands it to Virgin after High Court row

18/10/2018Council strips contract from NHS trusts and hands it to Virgin after High Court row

Lancashire County Council (LCC) has awarded a controversial £104m healthcare contract to Virgin Care for the second time after a hearing in the High Court ordered a re-evaluation of the dec... more >
Brand-new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

18/10/2018Brand-new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

New plans for a “world-class” children’s hospital site and a second state-of-the-art adult hospital building have been revealed by Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. The ma... more >

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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and... more >
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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s w... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news&rsquo... more >
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 >

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Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Produ... more >
Deal or no deal?

10/10/2018Deal or no deal?

Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit l... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confedera... more >