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NHS 10-year plan must create performance and financial ‘reset’

09/10/2018NHS 10-year plan must create performance and financial ‘reset’

The chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, has outlined his vision for the NHS long-term plan during his opening speech at his organisation’s annual conference this morning. S... more >
Record £37m NHS compensation pay-out for brain-injured boy

08/10/2018Record £37m NHS compensation pay-out for brain-injured boy

A six-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury after his birth in hospital has received a NHS record £37m in compensation. The child contracted the herpes si... more >
Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

02/10/2018Hancock announces £240m social care funding ahead of green paper

The health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is set to announce an emergency £240m fund to be injected into social care to free up beds this winter. In a speech today at the Conse... more >

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Brand new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

18/10/2018Brand new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

New plans for a “world-class” children’s hospital site and a second state-of-the-art adult hospital building have been revealed by Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. The ma... more >
NHSI wants business cases for wholly-owned subsidiaries in new consultation

18/10/2018NHSI wants business cases for wholly-owned subsidiaries in new consultation

NHS Improvement (NHSI) has opened up consultation on proposals over how wholly-owned subsidiaries (WOS) are approved and regulated, requiring NHS providers to submit a business case when setting ... more >
Birmingham FT slumps from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ as CQC slams widespread quality decline

17/10/2018Birmingham FT slumps from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ as CQC slams widespread quality decline

Birmingham Community NHS FT (BCHC) has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ after CQC inspectors found that people working in the children’s services have six times the recommen... more >
Government questions whether scandal-hit waste company was ‘willing’ to pay for extra incinerator space

17/10/2018Government questions whether scandal-hit waste company was ‘willing’ to pay for extra incinerator space

The government has rejected claims by the boss of a scandal-hit medical waste removal company that a lack of incinerator capacity led to the missing of disposal targets, and questioned whether th... more >
Health organisations in Autumn Budget appeal over social care and public health funding

17/10/2018Health organisations in Autumn Budget appeal over social care and public health funding

A group of health faculties and royal colleges have urged the chancellor to use the autumn budget to invest long-term in adult social care and health services or “risk the NHS failing to me... more >

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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and... 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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Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Produ... more >
Deal or no deal?

10/10/2018Deal or no deal?

Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit l... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confedera... more >