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Community pharmacists to expand role in patient care

04.12.19: 613 Greater Manchester community pharmacies have signed up to a new national scheme, which will see patient consultations booked via NHS 111 for the very first time. The scheme launched on the 29th of October is part of major plans to boost...

Research shows group membership leads to 25% fewer healthcare appointments

02.12.19: A new study from researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has shown that being a member of a community group can lead to a 25% reduction in health care use. The new information highlights the importance of connecting patients with t...

End of life specialist training for London Ambulance Service

26.11.19: Ambulance staff from the London Ambulance Service have been through specialist training for terminally ill patients. All front-line ambulance staff in the capital are undergoing training in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, aiming...

Nursing the homeless back to health

19.11.19: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) are running drop-in clinics for the homeless at Maidstone Day Centre. The service comes after an approach by Maidstone Borough Council calling for a nurse-led clinic to support the health o...

Digital maternity notes introduced in NHS Highland

19.11.19: NHS Highland have introduced the roll out of entirely digital medical notes for pregnant women being cared for in NHS Highland hospitals. Expectant mums and their health professionals will now be able to access their medical notes through a...

Ending social care crisis is a ‘critical priority’ for health leaders

18.11.19: UK health leaders are demanding an end to the neglect on social care, claiming NHS patient care is suffering as a result. The NHS Confederation leads the Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations and are calling for a su...

Doctor wellbeing solutions could make UK a ‘model for the world’

15.11.19: A report for the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that existing good practice on supporting doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety should be applied more widely. Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia were asked to carry ou...

RCM Scotland are calling for more advanced perinatal mental health training

08.11.19: Scottish midwives are calling for more advanced training, specifically around perinatal mental health (PMH) to improve support they can give to pregnant women and new mothers. A new survey of midwives, looking into how prepared midwives are...

RSPH and CIMSPA form new health and fitness partnership

08.11.19: A new strategic partnership between the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has been set up to strengthen focus on health and fitness in the UK. Alongside the announcem...

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for 'radical change' in approach to drug use

07.11.19: The Scottish Affairs Committee have carried out a comprehensive inquiry into problematic drug use in Scotland, and published their report. The rise in drug deaths in Scotland has reached an all-time high of 1,187 deaths last year and the re...

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to start...

Personal health budgets to be given to 100,000 more patients

31.10.19: The government have announced a change in law that means 100,000 more people are to be given personal health budgets. People who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have more choice and control over their own health and care....

The Health Foundation launch national data network to tackle health challenges

29.10.19: The Health Foundation has announced the creation of a national data network from across the UK to support and address some of the biggest challenges faced by health and care services today. Analytical teams from across the country will be b...

Leading debate and manifesting change

25.10.19: Previously featured in NHE Sep/Oct edition   Dr Natalie Borman, care group director of the Wessex Kidney Centre at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, explains why we need to advocate grassroots collaboration on behalf of patients. T...

Life-changing diabetes monitors issued through NHS Long Term Plan

22.10.19: Almost 30,000 suffering from Type 1 diabetes across England have received life-changing diabetes monitors thanks to the NHS Long Term Plan. The pioneering device, no bigger than a £2 coin, is worn on the arm and prevents the need for...

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Robotic lung surgery reaches 150 procedure milestone

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More than 150 robotic lung surgery operations have been carried out by specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital. The dedicated th... more >
New Centre for Advanced Measurement Research and Health Translation opened

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The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the med... more >
RSPH responds to research on activity equivalent calorie labelling

11/12/2019RSPH responds to research on activity equivalent calorie labelling

The University of Loughborough published research findings yesterday (Dec 10) showing that labelling foods with the amount of physical activity n... 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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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

11/12/2019Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control With the rise of large digital players in the healthcare system, the way patients are receiving treatment is ever-changing. For example, Amazon Alexa speakers are now considered a viable medium to offer patients healthcare advice. Whilst we welcome this digital tra... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

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