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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. ...

A hub for healthy communities

23.06.17: Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how pharmacists can play a wider role in supporting the objectives of the new Health Creation Manifesto. ...

Anticoagulation innovation: enabling self-test via a new app

24.05.17: Around 1.25 million[1] anticoagulation patients in the UK can now access the first truly integrated self-care solution – available to 2,700 INRstar NHS locations across the UK with significant potential cost savings for CCGs. Lum...

Despite major slowdown efforts, emergency admissions still hit record high

11.05.17: The fact that the number of emergency admissions to hospital in March this year was the highest ever recorded in a single calendar month is a cause for concern when there is substantial effort across the board to slow the growth of these admissi...

Major £27m Manchester hospital merger plans still carry ‘inherent risk’

03.05.17: Plans worth £27.2m to integrate services between three Manchester hospitals and allow care to be better optimised for patients still have serious risk attached to it, a report has stated. In the document released last week by the GM H...

A third of emergency cancer patients don’t see GP before diagnosis

25.04.17: Over a third of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England did not see their GP beforehand, a survey published in the British Journal of Medical Practice has today revealed. Research funded by the charity Cancer Research UK analys...

‘Labyrinthine’ health system slowing progress of HIV treatment

25.04.17: Progress being made to meet the needs of HIV sufferers is being held back by an overly complex system, a report has today revealed. The research conducted by think tank the King’s Fund, called ‘The future of HIV services in Engl...

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NHS England’s chief nurse to take up role as London regional director

21/08/2017NHS England’s chief nurse to take up role as London regional director

England’s chief nurse Professor Jane Cummings will take charge of the London region until a permanent regional director is found, NHS Engla... more >
Risk assessments not carried out before teenager’s death at Southern Health

21/08/2017Risk assessments not carried out before teenager’s death at Southern Health

Regular risk assessments were not carried out by the psychiatrist responsible for Connor Sparrowhawk when the teenager died in 2013, a tribunal h... more >
Too many older patients ‘suffering in silence’ over complaint concerns

21/08/2017Too many older patients ‘suffering in silence’ over complaint concerns

Concern has been raised by the families of older patients this week who say that it is too difficult to complain about the hospital care or treat... 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 trans... 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 ch... more > more last word articles >
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We need your Health Heroes!

21/08/2017We need your Health Heroes!

We are once again delighted to be the official media partner for the Our Health Heroes Awards, working alongside Skills for Health to celebrate those in our healthcare workforce who go above and beyond the call of duty. It’s important that the fantastic contributions healthcare workers are making across the UK every day don’t ... more >
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Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08/08/2017Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get ... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharma... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04/08/2017Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of ... more >
A community service

04/08/2017A community service

Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the c... more >

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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 safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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