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Body parts and toxic waste still piled up at abandoned medical base

10/01/2019Body parts and toxic waste still piled up at abandoned medical base

The state of the abandoned medical base of the disposal firm at the centre of the NHS waste stockpiling scandal has been revealed, with body parts and clinical waste remaining piled up and untrea... more >
NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role

09/01/2019NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role

NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer, a role established after the WannaCry ransomware attack, has resigned after just three months in the role. In a memo to staff at... more >
Prof Sir Malcolm Grant: Globally exporting the NHS

28/11/2018Prof Sir Malcolm Grant: Globally exporting the NHS

The NHS must export its services and expertise to protect its lead as the global healthcare market explodes, argues Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE, outgoing chair of NHS England. We’r... more >

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Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

18/01/2019Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has announced that Kate Shields, the current interim chief executive, has been appointed to lead the trust out of special measures. Shields joined t... more >
Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

18/01/2019Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (BTH) has been fined by the CQC after failing to apologise to a family in time after a safety incident, breaking its duty of candour. The health inspectora... more >
Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

18/01/2019Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

The NHS is not financially sustainable and substantial deficits at NHS bodies, year-on-year increases in waiting lists and waiting times, and staffing shortages are threatening the government&rsq... more >
Trust to pay out £5m in damages to boy starved of oxygen and left disabled at birth

17/01/2019Trust to pay out £5m in damages to boy starved of oxygen and left disabled at birth

A six-year-old boy who suffered life-changing injuries during birth is set to be awarded nearly £5m in damages from an NHS trust. The child from County Londonderry, who cannot be ident... more >
Patient groups in appraisals of NHS drugs receiving undeclared funds from manufacturers, review finds

17/01/2019Patient groups in appraisals of NHS drugs receiving undeclared funds from manufacturers, review finds

Two-thirds of patient groups involved in the appraisal of drugs and treatments for use in the NHS received money from the manufacturer or a competitor that they had not declared, according to new... more >

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Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

14/01/2019Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ returns to write for NHE for his blog series on effective leadership. “It is not in your top three, Dean…” The difficulty in as... 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 >

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Sneak a peek into the world of risk

19/12/2018Sneak a peek into the world of risk

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asked ... more >
The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

19/12/2018The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

The development of the NHS long-term plan off... more >
NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

19/12/2018NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

Jin Sahota spent two years at the Department ... more >
Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

19/12/2018Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

Professor John Geddes, director of the Nation... 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 >