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New health secretary accepted £30k in donations from anti-NHS think tank

11/07/2018New health secretary accepted £30k in donations from anti-NHS think tank

The new health secretary Matt Hancock has allegedly accepted donations from the chairman of a think-tank that supports the privatisation of the NHS. Hancock, who was appointed by Theresa May... more >
Matt Hancock to become health secretary following cabinet reshuffle

10/07/2018Matt Hancock to become health secretary following cabinet reshuffle

Number 10 has announced that former digital minister Matt Hancock will become secretary of state for health and social care following Jeremy Hunt’s appointment to foreign secretary. Je... more >
Council loses High Court case over Virgin Care deal after NHS challenge

25/06/2018Council loses High Court case over Virgin Care deal after NHS challenge

A children’s health services contract due to be awarded to Virgin Care from a major county council has been blocked by the High Court. Lancashire County Council (LCC), who aimed to awa... more >

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NHS fast approaching winter dead-end as June performance welcomes Hancock with ‘baptism of fire’

13/07/2018NHS fast approaching winter dead-end as June performance welcomes Hancock with ‘baptism of fire’

Growing demand and a lack of performance improvement compared to June last year suggests that the NHS is heading towards another harsh winter, in what is proving to be “a baptism of fire&rd... more >
NHS still largest buyer of outdated tech ‘popular last time England was in World Cup semi-final’

13/07/2018NHS still largest buyer of outdated tech ‘popular last time England was in World Cup semi-final’

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has revealed that NHS hospital trusts still own a staggering 9,000 fax machines, making the health system the world’s largest buyer of a technology &ldqu... more >
Anti-NHS charity with financial links to new health secretary to be investigated

13/07/2018Anti-NHS charity with financial links to new health secretary to be investigated

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which donated thousands of pounds to the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock and openly supports NHS privatisation, is to be investigated af... more >
Carillion collapse: MP calls for public takeover of stalled Liverpool hospital

12/07/2018Carillion collapse: MP calls for public takeover of stalled Liverpool hospital

Article by Callum Wood of National Health Executive A Liverpool MP has said a new hospital should be brought under public ownership to allow construction to be completed. Construction ... more >
Proposed new world-leading precision medicine campus to be set up in Manchester

12/07/2018Proposed new world-leading precision medicine campus to be set up in Manchester

Article by Callum Wood of National Health Executive Proposals have been announced to create a new world-leading precision medicine campus within the area of the Corridor Manchester Enterpri... more >

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An enormous opportunity to reconnect with staff awaits the new health secretary

12/07/2018An enormous opportunity to reconnect with staff awaits the new health secretary

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resources Management,’ published by Oxford University Press, outlines three quick wins that are at the disposal of the new secretary of state. Matt Hancock, the new secretar... 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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The NHS needs vital volunteer support to see it through the next 70 years

06/07/2018The NHS needs vital volunteer support to see it through the next 70 years

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, chair and founder ... more >
NHS at 70: It’s time to invest in our support staff

05/07/2018NHS at 70: It’s time to invest in our support staff

Dean Royles, director and strategic workforce... more >
Transforming the NHS procurement landscape

04/07/2018Transforming the NHS procurement landscape

Gerard McGeary, director of strategy & co... more >
Coaching and mentoring: avoiding confusion

04/07/2018Coaching and mentoring: avoiding confusion

Dr Darren Leech, director at NHS Elect, discu... more >