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NHSI admits system is unsustainable as Q3 deficit soars over £800m

20/02/2017NHSI admits system is unsustainable as Q3 deficit soars over £800m

NHS trusts have been hit hard by record winter demand as quarter three figures released by NHS Improvement (NHSI) today found that the total deficit for providers sits at £873m – whic... more >
European NHS staff ‘frightened and anxious’ over Brexit uncertainty

16/02/2017European NHS staff ‘frightened and anxious’ over Brexit uncertainty

Uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the European Union is causing “serious instability” within the NHS workforce, a leading official from the BMA has warned. Speaking at a ... more >
Another blow to STPs as current plans require £10bn of fresh funding

14/02/2017Another blow to STPs as current plans require £10bn of fresh funding

The majority of the 44 STP footprints are expecting to require new capital funding in order to finance the projects under their health and care plans, many of which include vital buildings and co... more >

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Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

08/02/2017Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

On behalf of the Patients Association, Nic Hart has recently penned an open letter to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman in an attempt to keep pressing for answers around the 2012 death of his teenage daughter, Averil, whilst in the care of Cambridge and Peterborough NHS FT. Here, he wr... more >
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Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwick... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Ed... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care ... more >

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Transforming community care

23/02/2017Transforming community care

Chris Gregory, head of clinical systems for L... more >
Maximising the value of public engagement

20/02/2017Maximising the value of public engagement

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent ch... more >
Time to value ambulance staff

20/02/2017Time to value ambulance staff

Alan Lofthouse, Unison's national ambulance o... more >
Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

20/02/2017Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

Aaron Powell, chief digital officer at NHS Bl... more >

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07/02/2017Handling the pressure

Although NHS trusts have been feeling the pressure this winter, as demand on A&E services continues to rise and the financial challenge deepens, it is worth noting and applauding the professionalism, determination and resilience of the workforce in still delivering world-class healthcare.  However, as you’ll read throughout this issue of NHE, it is highly unlikely that our courageous staff can keep this ‘can-do’ attitude going indefinitely against a constant... read more >

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Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

While many countries across Europe struggle to deal with a rising demand for mental health services, Finland is successfully improving service provision via a new online portal. Professor Grigori Joffe, medical director at Hospital District of H... more > more last word articles >

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