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CQC: Beyond traditional boundaries

29.11.17: Professor Ted Baker, chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC, discusses the mixed findings of this year’s major State of Care report. This year’s State of Care report presents an analysis of the quality of health and social care...

‘Unique’ new programme to help trusts move towards STP structures

25.09.17: A major programme of work has been launched this week by NHS Providers to put support and a strong advocate in place for trusts moving to accountable care structures. The programme of support has been created to help leaders of trusts, sust...

DH tables regulation changes to ease development of ACOs

13.09.17: New changes to regulations on the running of NHS standard contracts for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) have been tabled by the government this week. The changes will ensure that current rules continue to apply to the new contract, an...

NHS will ‘unleash full innovation potential’ with new drugs and test beds

12.09.17: Simon Stevens has urged the NHS to “unleash the full potential of innovation in treatment and commissioning” as part of a series of announcements that will see new biosimilar treatments introduced into the health service and drug pri...

STPs could either help or hinder the ‘promising’ primary care home service model

29.08.17: The nascent primary care home (PCH) model – designed to connect staff from general practice, community-based services, hospitals, mental health services, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver joined-up care for groups of betwe...

Bed occupancy rate drops in Q1, but DToC rate ‘does not bode well’ for winter

25.08.17: Pressure has eased on bed occupancy in Q1, but Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) for patients who are fit to move to community care has remained “stubbornly high”. Figures released by NHS England for the quarter ending 30 June fo...

Three CCGs slapped with NHS England legal directions

18.08.17: Three CCGs have been slapped with NHS England legal directions requiring them to produce urgent improvement and financial plans, as well as hire turnaround directors and review their executive team and senior appointments. The commissioning...

Next steps on shift to accountable care organisations revealed

11.08.17: A handbook has been released to give practical guidance to support local areas looking to implement an accountable care organisation (ACO) model and a whole population budget (WPB) approach to paying for health and care services. Developed...

Labour issues fresh warning over declining access to GP services

07.08.17: Analysis of data on GP services by the Labour Party has revealed a growing crisis of accessibility, as millions of patients across the country have worse access to their doctor than they did five years ago. A major doctors’ group ha...

Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04.08.17: Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, and Daniel Pope and Nigel Bruce from the...

BMA ‘deeply concerned’ about CEP plans to slash £500m from 13 areas

28.07.17: Doctors have today warned that ‘secret’ plans for severe cuts that could extend waiting times, reduce access to services and merge or close hospitals are being considered by the government. The BMA has said that the capped expen...

GM to develop innovative app designed to curb A&E pressures

27.07.17: An innovative measure designed to stop people unnecessarily going to A&E is currently in development by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP). GMHSCP explained that an app and website was in development that...

Over 100 million patients facing week-long GP waits by 2022

24.07.17: Patients will wait longer than a week to see a GP or practice nurse more than 100 million times by 2022, doctors have today warned. Figures released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have shown that if current trends of increasing demand a...

Time to heed the winter warning from the frontline

19.07.17: As we head into the peak of summer most people will be thinking sunbeds rather than hospital beds. But as a new report by NHS Providers indicates, trusts need to start planning and investing now or risk serious pressures when winter bites, write...

Community pharmacy: a vital link

27.06.17: Adam Irvine, chief executive of Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC), explains how, unlike many sustainability and transformation plan (STP) areas, community pharmacy has an active voice in all the region’s key forums. ...

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Workforce strategy: DH has ‘turned on all the taps’, but can still do more

13/12/2017Workforce strategy: DH has ‘turned on all the taps’, but can still do more

Health Education England (HEE) has released a draft of its 10-year workforce strategy which is looking to create a long-term staffing p... more >
London trust fined after worker is killed by liquid nitrogen

13/12/2017London trust fined after worker is killed by liquid nitrogen

The death of a worker who was asphyxiated by liquid nitrogen in London in 2011 could have been prevented, says the Health and Safety Executive (H... more >
Access to treatments could reduce post-Brexit

13/12/2017Access to treatments could reduce post-Brexit

UK patients are at risk of missing out on new treatments after Brexit if a deal is not struck, experts have warned. Speaking at a Health Com... 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 e... read more >

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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mut... more > more last word articles >

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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, ... more >
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Strategic investment planning

13/12/2017Strategic investment planning

Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... more >
A fight worth fighting

13/12/2017A fight worth fighting

Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe me... more >
Developing a wellness workforce

13/12/2017Developing a wellness workforce

The entire health and care sector needs to come together to prepare for a shift towards health creation, writes Merron Simpson, chief executive o... more >
The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

13/12/2017The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), argues that the evidence of the importance of prioriti... more >


Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >

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