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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...

Health leaders condemn lack of funds for ‘crisis in general practice’

07.04.17: Health leaders have hit out at the government after it was revealed that a record number of GP practices had been forced to close last year and that the number of patients changing GPs had risen by 150%. The figures, revealed through a Free...

Social prescribing: can it be better used as a pathway to work?

31.03.17: Karen Steadman, research and policy manager at the Work Foundation, part of Lancaster University, explains why work should play a more central role in social prescribing services. Health is influenced by a wide range of factors. We know smo...

Public satisfaction with NHS remains steady despite winter pressures

30.03.17: Public satisfaction with the NHS remained steady during 2016, as 63% of people said they were satisfied with the NHS, a survey published by the King’s Fund has revealed. In the ‘Public satisfaction with the NHS in 2016’ su...

NHS England to cut low-value medicines from prescriptions

28.03.17: The NHS will no longer prescribe medicines which are easily available over-the-counter including, antihistamines and suncream in an effort to find extra savings for the struggling health service. New guidelines coming into effect in April w...

CCG to close minor injury units alongside urgent service alterations

23.03.17: Minor injuries units across the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG region will be closed down and replaced by three urgent care centres at hospitals in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole, it has been revealed. The CCG states that the change will imp...

‘Extreme’ plan to replace 7,500 GPs with superhubs worrying for patients, says RCGP

17.03.17: Concern has been raised around the government’s proposed plan to replace 7,500 GP surgeries with 1,500 ‘superhubs’, after junior health minister David Mowat told MPs that the government was looking to implement the change. ...

Brexit could see rare disease patients pushed ‘to the back of the queue’ for care

28.02.17: Patients suffering from rare diseases could find themselves pushed to the “back of the queue” for treatment if the UK is removed from important European medical networks that combat these illnesses because of Brexit, the NHS European...

‘Risk-averse’ 111 service sending more callers to struggling A&E and ambulances

22.02.17: NHS 111 is sending growing numbers of callers to A&E or ambulances because the service can be too risk-averse to deal with illnesses, which health leaders believe can be contributing to the mounting strain on emergency services nationwide. ...

Very real risks to resilience

16.02.17: Analysis has revealed that some areas of care are being sustained or even improved despite intense pressures, but Robert Reed, research analyst at the Nuffield Trust, explains that the NHS in England is facing serious challenges in maintaining s...

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Doctors call for ‘black alert’ to be introduced in general practice

26/06/2017Doctors call for ‘black alert’ to be introduced in general practice

Doctors have called on the government to introduce a “black alert” for GPs so that clinicians can alert authorities when surgeries ar... more >
Surgeons back proposals to improve regulation of cosmetic surgery

26/06/2017Surgeons back proposals to improve regulation of cosmetic surgery

Surgeons have this week backed a private members’ bill that has been tabled and seeks to improve the regulation of cosmetic surgery. I... more >
BMA: Government wants world-class NHS with a third-class settlement

26/06/2017BMA: Government wants world-class NHS with a third-class settlement

Public satisfaction rates with the NHS has plummeted, the BMA has today stated as a survey found that more people were dissatisfied with the heal... 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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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.... more > more last word articles >
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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... 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 the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbe... 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 Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >

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