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DHSC reveals early focus for NHSX digital unit and names CEO

04/04/2019DHSC reveals early focus for NHSX digital unit and names CEO

NHSX has named its new chief executive as the government announces that its digital specialists will be joining up with cancer and mental health national policy teams to help improve patient expe... more >
Four arrested at Blackpool Victoria Hospital over allegations of poisoning

04/04/2019Four arrested at Blackpool Victoria Hospital over allegations of poisoning

Four healthcare professionals have been arrested by police on suspicion of administering poison to patients at a Blackpool hospital “with the intent to injure.” The allegations r... more >
Multi-million-pound cuts approved as Derbyshire CCGs enter merger

03/04/2019Multi-million-pound cuts approved as Derbyshire CCGs enter merger

Derbyshire CCGs have agreed unprecedented £70m cutbacks as they sealed a landmark merger of the region’s health bodies. The four CCGs in Derbyshire – Erewash, Hardwick, Nor... more >
Special measures trust appoints new chair from neighbouring trust

25/04/2019Special measures trust appoints new chair from neighbouring trust

A special measures trust has appointed David ... more >
NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

24/04/2019NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

NHS England (NHSE) has announced a major expa... more >
Blackpool FT to share chief executive with East Lancashire trust

24/04/2019Blackpool FT to share chief executive with East Lancashire trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT has annou... more >
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Special measures trust appoints new chair from neighbouring trust

25/04/2019Special measures trust appoints new chair from neighbouring trust

A special measures trust has appointed David White, the current chair of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), as its new chair. White will take up his new role as the ... more >
NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

24/04/2019NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

NHS England (NHSE) has announced a major expansion of a landmark scheme designed to help patients with serious mental health problems find employment. The voluntary scheme, known as the Indi... more >
Blackpool FT to share chief executive with East Lancashire trust

24/04/2019Blackpool FT to share chief executive with East Lancashire trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT has announced that Kevin McGee, the chief executive of another nearby trust, will take over the struggling foundation trust. McGee will replace the retiri... more >
Hancock vows to ban gagging orders for NHS whistleblowers

24/04/2019Hancock vows to ban gagging orders for NHS whistleblowers

Health secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to banish the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the NHS. Hancock has said he will ban the gagging orders as he wants more staff to feel they ... more >
Private mental health group The Priory fined £300,000 over death of 14-year-old girl

17/04/2019Private mental health group The Priory fined £300,000 over death of 14-year-old girl

Private mental health group The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 for breaching health and safety laws following the death of 14-year-old Amy El-Keria. El-Keria was treat... more >

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Our Health Heroes

16/04/2019Our Health Heroes

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the upcoming Our Health Heroes Awards. There are many metaphors to describe staff working in healthcare. Junior doctors have been described a... more >
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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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Cutting through the fake news

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Turning blue lights green

11/04/2019Turning blue lights green

Polly Billington, director of UK100, a cities... more >
Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10/04/2019Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Steve Hams, director of quality and chief nur... more >
How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

10/04/2019How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employ... more >
A smarter approach to tackling AMR

10/04/2019A smarter approach to tackling AMR

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is estimated t... more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >