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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18.09.20: Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown p...

Patient care to benefit from £150m funding boost

17.09.20: In an effort to carry out upgrades, reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of the winter period, a total of £150m funding is set to be allocated to A&E departments in 25 hospitals across England. Announced by the...

Personalised care training hub to set new education standards

16.09.20: The launch of the new Personalised Care Institute (PCI), a virtual organisation for evidence-based personalised care training, is set to redefine standards for evidenced-based education and will look to reach 75,000 health and care workers by 20...

NHS announce £10m funding for mental health community initiatives

14.09.20: From mental health first aid training to help barbers spot the warning signs of problems through to counselling for bereaved relatives, NHS England has announced a £10m funding boost to support a range of community initiatives. A dedi...

National trial to investigative best treatment for childhood asthma

11.09.20: An innovative new £1.5m national clinical trial looking at finding the best treatment for childhood asthma has been funded by NIHR. Led by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trus...

Calls for greater access to rapid patient testing for GPs

08.09.20: The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has stressed the importance of GPs having rapid access to testing results for patients, as newly-released research highlights the role general practice is playing during the coronavirus pandemic. Release...

Community pharmacy to be bolstered by new CPD programme

03.09.20: Community pharmacy is set to be further embedded into urgent care pathways and help improve the care of patients presenting with minor illnesses, after the launching of new continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists. Coordina...

New service established to provide personal specialised stroke care

02.09.20: Hundreds of NHS stroke patients have been able to access personal, specialised care following the establishing of a new service, through a partnership between the NHS and the Stroke Association, set up during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

‘Life-changing’ plans to tackle £10bn a year condition come into effect

01.09.20: Diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10bn a year, with almost one in every 20 prescriptions written by GPs around the country being for diabetes treatment. To help combat the rising costs and health impacts of the condition, the NHS has la...

Covid-19 can signal a new deal with the public on health

28.08.20: Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers & Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Confederation The common enemy of coronavirus united the public side by side with the NHS in a way that many had not seen in their lifetimes and for...

NHS Providers call for real change for people with a learning disability

26.08.20: A new report by NHS Providers has called on the health service and wider community to take immediate action to tackle stigma and the historic underfunding of services for people with a learning disability and autistic people. As part of the...

Manchester University NHS FT raises £2.1m funds for new centre

24.08.20: Manchester Royal Infirmary is set to benefit from a brand new, state-of-the-art £2.1m Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre after the funds were charitably raised by the hospital’s trust charity, the Manchester Foundation Tru...

New £3.3m funding support announced for mothers and babies

21.08.20: A new £3.3m fund has been announced to provide mothers and young babies from BAME or poorer backgrounds the best opportunities at a healthy start in life, supporting a number of community projects in England. Applications are now open...

Thousands of cancer patients helped by home deliveries

17.08.20: Up to 10,000 chemotherapy home deliveries have been made over three months at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring thousands of cancer patients could more safely receive treatment. The scheme, which saw NHS staff – incl...

Social prescribing awarded £5m funding boost

17.08.20: The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded a £5m funding boost to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the coronavirus pandemic. Social prescribing is aimed a...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... more >
New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17/09/2020New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announce... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

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

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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown pathogen received the best possible care. But in doing so, many other health services were reduc... 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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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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