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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01.04.20: Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positi...

Milton Keynes University Hospital opens new £15m cancer centre

11.03.20: A new £15m cancer centre has opened to patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital, bringing significant improvements to treatment and supporting the local area by bringing together previously spread out services. Prior to the opening...

Aspiring to excellence: Tackling axial spondyloarthritis with NASS

02.03.20: Dr Dale Webb FRSA, chief executive at National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS), explains why Aspiring to Excellence is important and how it links with our broader agenda Article first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition Ax...

New pharmacy referral service to avoid hospital readmission

24.02.20: Managing a patient’s medicines after a hospital discharge can often be a careful balancing act, with new prescriptions sometimes causing side effects or interacting with existing treatments, leading to potential hospital readmissions. ...

Echocardiography: Awareness, accessibility and acceleration

24.02.20: Keith Pearce, President of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), discusses improving access to echocardiography in primary care for structural heart diseases. The UK’s population is ageing. Statistics by the Office for Nation...

NHS Wales and ABPI launch new collaborative toolkit

06.02.20: The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Cymru Wales has partnered with the Welsh NHS Confederation to launch a new toolkit to promote the pharmaceutical industry and NHS Wales working together for patients. The toolki...

NHS Health Scotland publishes study on teacher wellbeing

05.02.20: NHS Health Scotland has published an in-depth paper discussing the effectiveness of healthy coping mechanisms in relation to mental health and work related stress in education. The paper analyses several techniques used to deal with stress...

Review of gender identity services for young people welcomed by RCPCH

03.02.20: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has responded to NHS England’s review of gender identity development services. The review of services comes after NHS England put in place a new service specification for gender identi...

New LGA report calls on government support for children’s mental health

03.02.20: The Local Government Association has today (Jan 3) published a new report highlighting how local authorities can support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The report by Isos Partnership and commissione...

NHS partners with Age UK to support mental health in older people

13.01.20: A new partnership between NHS England and the charity Age UK, is encouraging the older generations to lose the “stiff upper lip” attitude when it comes to their mental health. The campaign, announced today (Jan 13), is calling o...

Health Foundation launches new collaborative communities programme

08.01.20: The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m programme for developing partnerships within communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to develop health care. The programme titled the...

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...

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Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

08/04/2020Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has announced that he will provide free tram passes for NHS and social care workers as a gesture of th... more >
University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

08/04/2020University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

The University of Hull is seeking to help support the healthcare service during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing plans to produce more t... more >
NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

07/04/2020NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

Facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the NHS has needed all of its resources and collective support to ensure... 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 social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical profession is often overstretched, with too many resources... 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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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 >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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