A single approach for purchasing HCTEDs

11.04.17: Andy Leary, finance director of specialised commissioning (National) at NHS England, discusses the new system for buying and supplying high-cost tariff-excluded devices (HCTED) in specialised services. Each year, the NHS makes a considerabl...

Filling the void and standardising security

07.04.17: Jayne King, chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and head of security, portering and reception services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT, discusses the need for greater education and standardisation around...

Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

07.04.17: Amanda Sandford, information manager at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), discusses the need to strengthen local relationships in tackling smoking. Few will dispute the fact that the NHS and social care services are in crisis mode. Whilst...

Fear barriers to help-seeking in the UK

07.04.17: Jon Paxman, 2020health senior researcher, explains why reducing fear barriers may be essential to promoting timely help-seeking, improving health outcomes and supporting greater equity of healthcare within the NHS. Those who work in the hea...

LDRs: a critical part of STPs and sharing cross-border learning

04.04.17: Dr Masood Nazir, national clinical lead – digital transformation of general practice at NHS England and information lead & senior information risk owner at NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG, discusses the opportunities for sustainability an...

Why training and development has an important role to play in NHS finance

04.04.17: Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), discusses the benefits of training and development in NHS finance for health professionals. The news agenda has been awash with headlines about the...

People power in technology

31.03.17: Anne Cooper, deputy clinical director and chief nurse at NHS Digital, discusses the importance of clinical involvement in health digitisation. When Professor Robert Wachter published his review in 2016, there was a lot of focus on areas suc...

Social prescribing: can it be better used as a pathway to work?

31.03.17: Karen Steadman, research and policy manager at the Work Foundation, part of Lancaster University, explains why work should play a more central role in social prescribing services. Health is influenced by a wide range of factors. We know smo...

Time to address paramedic retention rates

28.03.17: Following the National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) recent report into NHS ambulance services, Gerry Egan, chief executive of the College of Paramedics, says careful attention is needed to assess the reasons why so many paramedics have lef...

Empowering leaders for the future of commissioning

28.03.17: Caroline Chipperfield, associate director of partnerships at the NHS Leadership Academy, explores the conditions, culture and climate leaders will need to be able to flourish in the changing commissioning landscape. As healthcare moves towa...

Understanding the changing NHS procurement landscape

24.03.17: Understanding the current and future NHS procurement landscape for supplies and medical equipment is critical. Paul Clarke, head of supplier management at NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), tells us about what was covered at their latest...

Reflections on the Strategic Projects Team

24.03.17: Andrew MacPherson, former managing director of the now closed Strategic Projects Team (SPT), reflects on his time in the NHS that followed a career in trains, boats and planes. In 2006, I had completed the customer service design for the ro...

A flexible future

24.03.17: Many organisations in the public sector will be publishing their annual progress reports on the public sector equality duty. Are the needs of employers and employees becoming closer aligned? NHE asked an employer and an advocate for flexible wor...

Connectivity and behaviour key to unlocking wireless adoption

24.03.17: Julia Manning, founding director of 2020health, analyses the opportunities and challenges facing mobile & wireless tech development and adoption in the NHS. How many articles have you read over the past year, decade or even more that pa...

A year in the life of NHS Protect

22.03.17: James Robertson, media relations lead at NHS Protect, takes a look back over the past year of investigations by the body leading the national fight against NHS fraud.  “Not much surprises me anymore” is something I often fi...

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Cancer Drugs Fund delivered ‘no meaningful value’ to patients

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The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up by David Cameron to pay for medicine for over 100,000 people was not good value for money, despite costing the... more >
Health committee urges DH to draw up plan for post-Brexit uncertainty

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Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

26/04/2017Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will today outline a major campaign pledge to axe the NHS pay cap, saying that staff are “underpaid and overworked”. The change is predicted to cost the NHS around £1bn, however Labour say that this is the price the government should pay to show hardworking NHS staff that they are being appreciated. Speaking at the Unison Health Conference in Liverpool, Ashworth will say: ... more >
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Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >
Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emerge... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the organisation’s new director of leadership development, which incl... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), talks to NHE about the correlation between high rates of staff satisfactio... more >

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Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Dep... more > more last word articles >

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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24)... read more >

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60 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

07/04/201760 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

We talk to Ben Dyson, executive director of s... more >
Paperlight is the outcome, and not the objective, of a digital NHS

04/04/2017Paperlight is the outcome, and not the objective, of a digital NHS

Sean Brennan, director of communications for ... more >