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NHSI boss wants ‘radical change of thinking’ about ageing population akin to MH approach

13.06.18: The chief executive of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has argued the industry needs to adopt a “radical change of thinking” in dealing with demand from an ageing population, similar to that of the approach to mental health. Speaking at...

The work of the vanguards can help overcome the challenges of integrated care

29.05.18: Following the announcement of the second wave of integrated care systems (ICSs), NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA) reflect on how lessons learnt by members from ac...

Lord Carter finds ‘critical variations’ in community and mental health review

24.05.18: Provision and efficiency of community health services need to be “significantly strengthened,” alongside a greater and stronger workforce to meet the needs growing demand for mental health, are amongst the findings in the latest revi...

NMC ignored families and police evidence in ‘incompetent’ handling of Morecambe Bay scandal

16.05.18: The conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) during the Morecambe Bay scandal did not act on concerns raised against midwives suspected of providing dangerously poor care, a major report commissioned by Jeremy Hunt has argued. In...

A different kind of medicine

02.05.18: Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader, the evidence for this is clear – and the NHS stands to benefit the most. Medicine wasn&r...

The difference NICE is making for cancer patients

28.03.18: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health & social care at NICE, describes the efficiency work taking place as part of the organisation’s new cancer impact report. Over the years, NICE has been involved...

Galvanising local care systems

21.03.18: Amanda Sullivan, SRO of the Mid-Nottinghamshire Better Together vanguard, tells NHE’s Josh Mines about their work to create an innovative integrated care system in the area. Vanguards in 50 areas across England have been leading...

UK’s largest alternative medicine hospital to stop offering NHS-funded homeopathy

14.03.18: One the last facilities in the UK to offer NHS-funded homeopathic medicine is to stop supporting the controversial treatment, it was announced this week. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), has told patients it can no...

Scale of emergency admissions poses ‘serious challenge’ to NHS services and finances

02.03.18: A worrying National Audit Office (NAO) report has revealed that rising numbers of emergency hospital admissions are posing ‘serious challenges’ to NHS services. Emergency admissions cost the service £13.7bn in 2015-16 and...

A third of people with dementia diagnosis don’t get NHS follow-up support

13.02.18: Thousands of patients are not getting the follow-up care they are entitled to following a dementia diagnosis, a charity has said. According to Age UK, over one in three people with the condition don’t have a care plan, despite the NHS...

Beyond scented candles and quick fixes

07.02.18: Joni Jabbal, researcher at The King’s Fund, asks why quality improvements and innovations are failing to be adopted by the NHS. There is now good evidence that embedding a quality improvement approach – where you systematically...

Opening up care for everybody

07.02.18: Healthwatch chair Jane Mordue talks about how services in Dudley have been made more accessible for patients with sensory impairments.  Going to hospital or to your GP for an appointment can be stressful at the best of times, so it&rsq...

STPs to assume ‘increasingly prominent role’ in 2018-19 service improvements

05.02.18: NHS England has reiterated its priorities for the next financial year, including continued investment in mental health and moving further towards better integrated models of care. In the Refreshing NHS Plans 2018-19 document, plans for the...

Winter pressures deepen as bed occupancy hits staggering 95%

21.12.17: The latest winter operation update published by NHS England has revealed that average bed occupancy rose to 95% last week. Bed occupancy was already exceeding safe levels, running close to 95% the previous week. Director of policy and strate...

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...

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NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

18/06/2018NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

NHS Digital has highlighted key statistics associated with the health care of people with learning disabilities to mark the start of Learning Dis... more >
Theresa May pledges £20bn a year for NHS

18/06/2018Theresa May pledges £20bn a year for NHS

The NHS in England will get an extra £20bn a year by 2023, the prime minister has said. Health and social care secretary Jeremy H... more >
Bradford trust must continue to improve, says CQC

18/06/2018Bradford trust must continue to improve, says CQC

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told that it must make improvements following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectio... 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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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 >

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The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06/06/2018The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for just over a quarter of deaths and affects around 7 million people in the UK. ... more >
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NHS long-term funding: what's in store?

13/06/2018NHS long-term funding: what's in store?

Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, discusses Theresa May’s recent announcements on long-term ... more >
Lord Hunt: Undermining the Agenda for Change

13/06/2018Lord Hunt: Undermining the Agenda for Change

Lord Philip Hunt, Labour’s shadow spokesperson for health and social care, discusses the damage that wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) companie... more >
NHS funding: Waiting on white smoke

13/06/2018NHS funding: Waiting on white smoke

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, makes the case for an integrated health and social care funding settlement. For too... more >
The great untold story of research

13/06/2018The great untold story of research

Simon Denegri, national director for patients, carers and the public at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), advocates closer publi... 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 wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... 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 >

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