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Unions demand 3.9% pay rise plus £800m for workforce

15/09/2017Unions demand 3.9% pay rise plus £800m for workforce

Fourteen unions representing nurses and other staff across the NHS have joined together today to demand a 3.89% pay rise alongside £800m to prop up the struggling workforce. Groups rep... more >
Nurses to continue fighting pay cap as policy dropped for police

12/09/2017Nurses to continue fighting pay cap as policy dropped for police

Medical workers have today vowed to continue fighting against the 1% public sector pay cap as it was revealed the unpopular policy would be lifted for police officers. A statement from gover... more >
Planned STP bed cuts in London ‘not credible’ even with extra cash

12/09/2017Planned STP bed cuts in London ‘not credible’ even with extra cash

Proposals to cut the number of beds and reduce the use of hospitals outlined by London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) are not credible even if extra investment is m... more >
Staffing crisis deepens as 10,000 EU staff leave NHS after Brexit

25/09/2017Staffing crisis deepens as 10,000 EU staff leave NHS after Brexit

There were over 80,000 unfilled vacancies wit... more >
12-hour waits for emergency treatment soar by 10,500% in five years

25/09/201712-hour waits for emergency treatment soar by 10,500% in five years

The number of patients having to sit through ... more >
‘Unique’ new programme to help trusts move towards STP structures

25/09/2017‘Unique’ new programme to help trusts move towards STP structures

A major programme of work has been launched t... more >
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Ensuring quality in the new NHS

11/09/2017Ensuring quality in the new NHS

Dr Marion Andrews-Evans, member of the NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) Nurses Forum steering group and executive nurse & quality lead at NHS Gloucestershire CCG, sings the praises of CCG quality leads who are working in often unseen roles to help deliver safe and effective patient care. ... more >
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A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017A 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 >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent mana... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Steven... more >

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Lessons learnt from PFI in the NHS

25/09/2017Lessons learnt from PFI in the NHS

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre... more >
Aligning innovation with ambition, capacity and access

25/09/2017Aligning innovation with ambition, capacity and access

Sir Andrew Dillon, chief executive of NICE, o... more >
NHS under pressure from rising compensation claims

25/09/2017NHS under pressure from rising compensation claims

A flawed civil litigation system threatens to... more >
We must ensure every STP succeeds

30/08/2017We must ensure every STP succeeds

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Con... 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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Your personality, your leadership

Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was charged with leading a team to introduce leadership ... more > more last word articles >

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