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Half of STPs at an advanced stage, but rankings are ‘mixed blessing’

21/07/2017Half of STPs at an advanced stage, but rankings are ‘mixed blessing’

The 44 sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) footprints in England have been rated and ranked by overall performance for the first time since being set up in 2015, with over half in... more >
Mackey calls on trusts to cull ‘unsustainable’ spending on agency staff

21/07/2017Mackey calls on trusts to cull ‘unsustainable’ spending on agency staff

Providers have this week been urged to up their efforts to reduce agency spending which has reportedly reached an “unsustainable” level. Writing to directors and leaders earlier ... more >
Go-ahead given to support 15 STP areas with £325m capital investment

19/07/2017Go-ahead given to support 15 STP areas with £325m capital investment

The Department of Health (DH) and NHS England have finally revealed that 15 high-performing STP areas will be given a share of the £325m capital investment, to support local projects, ... more >

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Why diversity and inclusion are critical to leading much-needed change in the NHS

12/07/2017Why diversity and inclusion are critical to leading much-needed change in the NHS

Despite 30 years of investment, the equality and diversity agenda hasn’t moved forward at anywhere near the pace we would have liked. Indeed, many colleagues have lost sight of the value this work brings. Tracie Jolliff, head of inclusion and systems leadership at the NHS Leadership Acade... more >
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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established th... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified ... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confede... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing ... more >

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Hoping for cross-organisational change

21/07/2017Hoping for cross-organisational change

Mark Orchard, president of the Healthcare Fin... more >
Making community pharmacy integral to STP solutions

21/07/2017Making community pharmacy integral to STP solutions

James Roach discusses his work with the Natio... more >
Time to heed the winter warning from the frontline

19/07/2017Time to heed the winter warning from the frontline

As we head into the peak of summer most peopl... more >
Designing services properly

19/07/2017Designing services properly

Terry Young, professor of healthcare systems ... more >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their core.  And the Health Foundation’s... read more >

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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

Nigel Edwards, CEO at the Nuffield Trust, argues that it would be a lost opportunity if the next government does not seek to put both health and social care funding on a more sustainable footing. Just over two years ago the 2015 general ele... more > more last word articles >

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