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Unions demand 3.9% pay rise plus £800m for workforce

15/09/2017Unions demand 3.9% pay rise plus £800m for workforce

Fourteen unions representing nurses and other staff across the NHS have joined together today to demand a 3.89% pay rise alongside £800m to prop up the struggling workforce. Groups rep... more >
Nurses to continue fighting pay cap as policy dropped for police

12/09/2017Nurses to continue fighting pay cap as policy dropped for police

Medical workers have today vowed to continue fighting against the 1% public sector pay cap as it was revealed the unpopular policy would be lifted for police officers. A statement from gover... more >
Planned STP bed cuts in London ‘not credible’ even with extra cash

12/09/2017Planned STP bed cuts in London ‘not credible’ even with extra cash

Proposals to cut the number of beds and reduce the use of hospitals outlined by London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) are not credible even if extra investment is m... more >
Ear infections should not be treated with antibiotics, doctors advised

22/09/2017Ear infections should not be treated with antibiotics, doctors advised

Common ear infections should no longer be tre... more >
NHS staff paid £3,800 less per year compared to 2010

22/09/2017NHS staff paid £3,800 less per year compared to 2010

Years of real-terms pay cuts have seen NHS wo... more >
BMA finds ‘chronic shortage’ of doctors across key medical specialities

22/09/2017BMA finds ‘chronic shortage’ of doctors across key medical specialities

Patient safety is at risk due to a “chr... more >
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Ensuring quality in the new NHS

11/09/2017Ensuring quality in the new NHS

Dr Marion Andrews-Evans, member of the NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) Nurses Forum steering group and executive nurse & quality lead at NHS Gloucestershire CCG, sings the praises of CCG quality leads who are working in often unseen roles to help deliver safe and effective patient care. ... more >
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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 >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent mana... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Steven... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on ... more >

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We must ensure every STP succeeds

30/08/2017We must ensure every STP succeeds

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Con... more >
Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08/08/2017Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Ro... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at Un... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04/08/2017Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise L... more >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their core.  And the Health Foundation’s... read more >

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Your personality, your leadership

Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was charged with leading a team to introduce leadership ... more > more last word articles >

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