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Data scandal worsens as NHS loses further 162,000 key patient files

18/10/2017Data scandal worsens as NHS loses further 162,000 key patient files

Revelations that the NHS lost more than half a million patient files have been deepened with the reveal of a further 162,000 pieces of paperwork also missing. The information was discovered ... more >
Hunt confirms scrapping of NHS pay cap

11/10/2017Hunt confirms scrapping of NHS pay cap

Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the seven-year cap on NHS staff wages will come to an end next year. The health secretary said yesterday he had been given “leeway” to scrap the po... more >
Hunt announces raft of changes to plug shrinking workforce

03/10/2017Hunt announces raft of changes to plug shrinking workforce

Jeremy Hunt has today announced a raft of measure to make the NHS “a more attractive place to work” and prepare its workforce for the potential damage Brexit could cause. Speakin... more >
MPs to consider doubling penalty for NHS worker assault

19/10/2017MPs to consider doubling penalty for NHS worker assault

A Private Members’ Bill which would inc... more >
DH opens £15m fund for mental health crisis care

19/10/2017DH opens £15m fund for mental health crisis care

The Department of Health has announced a new ... more >
Government has ‘no choice’ but to spend on hospitals

19/10/2017Government has ‘no choice’ but to spend on hospitals

The government must urgently put more funds i... more >
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Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

18/10/2017Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

With the NHS facing unprecedented demand and difficult working conditions, it’s incredible that the workforce across the country still delivers great care to patients every single day. Requiring care is never a pleasant experience, but having a brilliant member of staff look after can mak... more >
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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 >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England... more >
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 >

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Make doing the right thing easy

11/10/2017Make doing the right thing easy

Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applie... more >
STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

11/10/2017STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Hu... more >
The value of health creation

11/10/2017The value of health creation

Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Al... more >
Developing a new type of think tank

11/10/2017Developing a new type of think tank

James Roach of the National Collaborative Gro... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >

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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mutually beneficial for overseas doctors and NHS pati... more > more last word articles >

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