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Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

20/04/2018Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

The 21 junior doctors, led by Dr Sarah Hallett, who said Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust failed to make sure they took proper breaks have lost a case in the High Court. They claim... more >
Hunt under investigation over failure to declare luxury flats

18/04/2018Hunt under investigation over failure to declare luxury flats

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has added health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt’s name to its list of MPs currently under investigation. The probe comes after he fa... more >
Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry

18/04/2018Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry

The WannaCry cyber-attack on 12 May 2017 was a wake-up call for the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) must now act on priorities by June this year, the Public Accounts Commi... more >
Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

24/04/2018Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

A pilot system is making it easier for GPs to u... more >
Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

23/04/2018Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

Sexual assaults on ambulance workers have almos... more >
RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

23/04/2018RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has opened i... more >
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Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

24/04/2018Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

A pilot system is making it easier for GPs to understand the hospital waiting times experienced by their patients. The e-traffic light system could help to reduce hospital waiting times and offe... more >
Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

23/04/2018Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

Sexual assaults on ambulance workers have almost trebled in five years, a Freedom of Information (FoI) by union GMB has revealed. Since 2012 there have been at least 688 sexual assaults recorded... more >
RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

23/04/2018RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has opened its vote for its members to have their say on a three-year pay deal. If approved, the deal would see most NHS staff get a 6.5% pay increase spread o... more >
‘Voice of common sense’ trust CEO to step down in summer

20/04/2018‘Voice of common sense’ trust CEO to step down in summer

The NHS’s “voice for common sense,” Dame Julie Moore, has announced her intention to retire from her post as chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT in the sum... more >
Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

20/04/2018Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

The 21 junior doctors, led by Dr Sarah Hallett, who said Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust failed to make sure they took proper breaks have lost a case in the High Court. They claim... more >

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NHS long-term funding: what’s in store?

10/04/2018NHS long-term funding: what’s in store?

Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, discusses Theresa May’s recent announcements on long-term NHS funding and considers the options available. The prime minister’s appearance in front of the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons ... 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

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Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

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Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

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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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Building a solid evidence base

18/04/2018Building a solid evidence base

Danielle Doyle of THIS Institute, co-created ... more >
Forensics v fraud

18/04/2018Forensics v fraud

Gareth Ballance, technical lead of the Forens... more >
A personal view of NAPP’s future strategy

18/04/2018A personal view of NAPP’s future strategy

Dr Patricia Wilkie, president of the National... more >
It’s all about quality data

18/04/2018It’s all about quality data

Steve Graham, eProcurement/Scan4Safety lead a... more >