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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 >
Chair of ‘inadequate’ trust quits weeks early ahead of next CQC report

21/11/2018Chair of ‘inadequate’ trust quits weeks early ahead of next CQC report

The chair of a struggling foundation trust, which has been branded ‘inadequate’ by the CQC – the lowest possible overall rating – has decided to step down weeks before ori... more >
NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

20/11/2018NHS heavyweight and trust boss Sir David Dalton announces retirement

Sir David Dalton, group chief executive of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS Group, has today announced his retirement. In a letter written to staff across the organisation, Sir David ann... more >

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NHSE and NHSI appoint leaders for its seven integrated region teams

11/12/2018NHSE and NHSI appoint leaders for its seven integrated region teams

Seven integrated regional teams that will “play a major leadership role” in the new joint structure between NHS Improvement (NHSI) and NHS England (NSHE) have been named. The joi... more >
New joint leadership team unveiled by NHS England and NHS Improvement

11/12/2018New joint leadership team unveiled by NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have revealed the first appointments to the NHS Executive Group, a new joint senior leadership team announced as part of “closer working arrang... more >
High Court rejects ‘hostile environment’ policy challenge from Windrush man who was refused cancer treatment

10/12/2018High Court rejects ‘hostile environment’ policy challenge from Windrush man who was refused cancer treatment

A member of the Windrush generation who was refused cancer treatment has lost a legal challenge against NHS regulations that make people who cannot prove British residency pay for treatment. ... more >
Nine out of 10 NHS trusts revealed to have asbestos in hospitals

10/12/2018Nine out of 10 NHS trusts revealed to have asbestos in hospitals

An investigation has found that nine out of 10 NHS trusts say they have hospitals containing asbestos. Of the 211 trusts who responded to FOI requests, 198 admitted that they ran hospitals w... more >
‘Archaic’ and ‘absurd’ fax machines banned across the NHS

10/12/2018‘Archaic’ and ‘absurd’ fax machines banned across the NHS

The NHS has been banned from buying fax machines by the health secretary who has ordered a complete phase-out of the outdated machines by April 2020. Taking effect from January 2019, NHS tru... more >

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The good, the bad, and the potential of social media

05/12/2018The good, the bad, and the potential of social media

Vicki Nash, head of policy and campaigns at Mind, assesses the impact of social media on the nation’s wellbeing. Few days go by without a story in the press about the negative effect of social media on mental health. It seems obvious: people, especially children and young people, are... 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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Are we doing enough to accelerate self-care?

05/12/2018Are we doing enough to accelerate self-care?

Dr Selwyn Hodge, co-chair of the Self Care Fo... more >
The future of commissioning

05/12/2018The future of commissioning

Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical C... more >
Caroline Dinenage: Quality matters

05/12/2018Caroline Dinenage: Quality matters

Care minister Caroline Dinenage MP urges heal... more >
Technology first

05/12/2018Technology first

With the latest policy document from the Depa... 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 >