Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

14.02.18: Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM), outlines what the coming year holds for the organisation. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the NHS, IHEEM – founded in 194...

Data saves lives

14.02.18: Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improving care for patients by linking services together more effectively. Imagine a health service tha...

The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

14.02.18: Jane Rintoul, director of strategy and policy and programme director for maternity investigations at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), explains more about the organisation’s independent approach to improving maternity safe...

Our work can help ease A&E pressures

09.02.18: Last year, NICE guidelines recommended that the NHS should provide more advanced paramedic practitioners (APPs) to relieve pressure on emergency departments by helping reduce admissions. Tim Edwards, a consultant paramedic at London Ambulance Se...

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...

Buzzing about biosimilars

07.02.18: Biosimilars have the exciting potential to accelerate treatment access and drive huge cost savings across the NHS, explains Divya Chadha Manek, head of business development (commercial) at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). ...

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...

Training the next generation

07.02.18: Professor Wendy Reid, national medical director and executive director of education and quality at Health Education England (HEE), outlines the work that her organisation will be carrying out in 2018 to support training programmes all across the...

NHS procurement: a towering future?

02.02.18: Mario Varela, managing director of NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), describes the work his organisation has been undertaking in recent months to help manage NHS procurement, all whilst continuing to carry out business as usual. It...

Are you ready for GDPR?

31.01.18: Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, outlines the major changes that NHS organisations must prepare for ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The most important change to data privacy for 20 years is bein...

Greater Nottingham ACS: Taking care of something precious

31.01.18: Dr Stephen Shortt, GP and clinical lead for developing an accountable care system in Greater Nottingham, talks about the collective work to join up health and social care in the region. Any work to transform the NHS must begin with an hones...

Hopson: How can we best support and nurture NHS leaders?

31.01.18: Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, shares the views of several NHS professionals who have succeeded in becoming well-rounded and talented leaders after participating in the Aspiring CEOs programme. Despite planning more meticul...

Winter in the dark: the value of robust data

31.01.18: Ruth Thorlby, assistant director of policy at the Health Foundation, argues that a lack of data across social, primary and community care compared to the hospital sector means planning for winter will always be incomplete. Not even halfway...

A major shift in shared services

26.01.18: With many clinicians describing this as the most pressured winter they have ever known due to heavy demand on frontline services, the savings potential for hospitals from outsourced and managed services in the NHS back office cannot be dismissed...

Bridging the gap between procurement and clinicians

26.01.18: In an interview with NHS Supply Chain, Emma Nuttall, the organisation’s clinical nurse advisor (CNA), speaks about the role she has in helping trusts meet Lord Carter’s efficiency challenge and why it needs to be done. It’...

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BMA and DHSC agree new £256m deal for GP contracts

20/03/2018BMA and DHSC agree new £256m deal for GP contracts

The BMA have come to a deal with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on the next contract terms for GPs, which will a... more >
NHS England could delay rollout of digital GP app

20/03/2018NHS England could delay rollout of digital GP app

The NHS is to commission an independent review of the innovative GP at Hand app. The app, run by health provider, Babylon, allows patients to ha... more >
Retention of doctors needs equal focus to new university places to meet doctor shortage

20/03/2018Retention of doctors needs equal focus to new university places to meet doctor shortage

New medical schools will not tackle the immediate shortage of NHS doctors, the BMA has warned. The comments come in response to the Department o... more >
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International Women’s Day: time for change in gender pay

08/03/2018International Women’s Day: time for change in gender pay

Dean Royles, director of human resources and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, analyses the latest gender pay gap report released by trusts in Yorkshire. Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It is also the day a number of NHS ... 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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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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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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Isosec launches first Virtual Smartcard to revolutionise NHS authentication

12/02/2018Isosec launches first Virtual Smartcard to revolutionise NHS authentication

A new virtual smartcard which promises to tra... more >
Health creation is here to stay

09/02/2018Health creation is here to stay

NHE’s Sacha Rowlands speaks to Michael ... more >