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Strategic investment planning

13.12.17: Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate financial pressures. Having access to the right medical equipment at the right time is widely recogn...

A fight worth fighting

13.12.17: Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe mental illness and argues we must do more to spread awareness of treatment. We have come a long w...

Developing a wellness workforce

13.12.17: The entire health and care sector needs to come together to prepare for a shift towards health creation, writes Merron Simpson, chief executive of the New NHS Alliance. The health workforce is under extreme pressure, the causes of which are...

Strategic commissioning: what the future holds

13.12.17: Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, looks at how the clinical commissioning landscape will change in the future after having come a remarkably long way in a short space of time. There is no doubt that we are in a time...

The best and the brightest

13.12.17: The NHS Transformation Unit (TU) is continuing in its quest to attract the best and the brightest to a career in the public service, writes Jon Caswell. Last month saw the second group of graduate trainees join the TU team to support the lo...

The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

13.12.17: Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), argues that the evidence of the importance of prioritising safe staffing numbers in the UK is both compelling and urgent. When I speak to RCN members...

The best response, first time

13.12.17: Richard Webber, lead paramedic at NHS England on secondment from the College of Paramedics, describes how the new Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) will ensure the most appropriate resources are provided to each patient quickly and efficiently....

A balancing act: commissioning in the new world of accountable care

29.11.17: Ruth Robertson, policy fellow at the King’s Fund, considers how CCG responsibilities and relationships will change and evolve as the NHS moves towards integrated structures of care. Adapting to change is part of business as usual for...

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...

The equality equation that doesn’t add up

29.11.17: There’s a theory that innovation springs from embracing and valuing our differences, so why do we sometimes behave as though diversity of thought and experience is an unwelcome visitor? The NHS Leadership Academy’s Tracie Jolliff exp...

Mortimer: Waterproofing the NHS workforce

22.11.17: With the NHS facing worker shortages, tight budgets and major recruitment issues, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, explains how organisations can go about retaining talented staff. Workforce shortages within the NHS have lo...

Realising the power of data

22.11.17: Nick Hirst, chief information officer at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, outlines how his organisation is adapting and developing to reach the ambitious goal of saving lives through data. As the...

Make doing the right thing easy

11.10.17: Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) research group, at Glasgow Caledonian University, outlines approaches to overcoming the challenges of engag...

STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

11.10.17: Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, on a new app set to support speech and language professionals to deliver articulation therapy. The use of speech technology is growing r...

The value of health creation

11.10.17: Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Alliance, outlines the many benefits of investing in health creation. We live in one of the richest nations in the world. Yet, those living in poorer areas die earlier and suffer more years of ill...

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Winter pressures mounting as A&E attendances creep up by 4.4%

14/12/2017Winter pressures mounting as A&E attendances creep up by 4.4%

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Kent trust appoints NHSI director as new chief executive

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CCGs must move towards strategic commissioning to improve local care

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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, with differing professional viewpoints and varying organisational priorities while getting on with t... more >
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interviews

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 >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >

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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mut... more > more last word articles >

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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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Release full market value against surplus and decommissioned assets

28/11/2017Release full market value against surplus and decommissioned assets

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Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

22/11/2017Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

The benefits of Scan4Safety have been widely ... more >