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NHS long-term funding: what's in store?

13.06.18: Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, discusses Theresa May’s recent announcements on long-term NHS funding and considers the options available. The prime minister’s appearance in front...

Lord Hunt: Undermining the Agenda for Change

13.06.18: Lord Philip Hunt, Labour’s shadow spokesperson for health and social care, discusses the damage that wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) companies are inflicting on the NHS, and how they’re undermining the Agenda for Change pay scales. ...

NHS funding: Waiting on white smoke

13.06.18: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, makes the case for an integrated health and social care funding settlement. For too long the NHS has been funded by what amounts to annual bailouts. It has had to rely on short-term...

The great untold story of research

13.06.18: Simon Denegri, national director for patients, carers and the public at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), advocates closer public involvement in NHS research and innovation. The British people have high hopes for their heal...

Is the glass ceiling much lower than we realised?

08.06.18: It is astonishing that so little attention has been given to the publication of the gender pay gap in the NHS – especially when figures suggest that if we don’t address low pay imbalances, the issue will become incredibly hard to shi...

GDPR: Record rights and wrongs

06.06.18: As patients get stronger legal rights to access and challenge the contents of their medical records, Dr Carol Chu, Medical Defence Union (MDU) medico-legal adviser, looks at the implications for clinicians and healthcare managers. Requests...

WannaCry: Has enough progress been made in the NHS?

06.06.18: Last year's major cyber-attack highlighted the importance of being prepared for digital threats. But what progress has really been made since then, and what else needs to change to ensure the NHS isn't vulnerable? Adam Wright, policy o...

Apprenticeship levy: more flexibility is needed

06.06.18: Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, asks for three key changes that will significantly help the health service deliver the government’s apprenticeship vision as well as the upcoming NHS workforce strategy. Employers in t...

New Care Models: lighting a fire

06.06.18: Michael Macdonnell, national director of health system transformation at NHS England, reflects on the achievements of vanguards so far, and outlines the three key lessons they offer to ensure new care models become a bottom-up blueprint for futu...

The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11.05.18: Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s edition of Confed18 – where high-profile speakers and deep-dive workshops and seminars will ensure d...

A different kind of medicine

02.05.18: Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader, the evidence for this is clear – and the NHS stands to benefit the most. Medicine wasn&r...

Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02.05.18: NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In May 2017, the NHS’s cyber protection plans were thrust into the limelight after a ransomware...

Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02.05.18: Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursing an attractive and robust career before it’s too late. Last year was a challenging one f...

Building a solid evidence base

18.04.18: Danielle Doyle of THIS Institute, co-created by the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation, says the new organisation will dare to try radical new approaches to solving complex health problems – and invites everyone to join them...

Forensics v fraud

18.04.18: Gareth Ballance, technical lead of the Forensic Computing Unit (FCU), gives a snapshot of a day in the life working for the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). The NHSCFA is still in its infancy, having launched in November 2017. As you a...

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NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

18/06/2018NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

NHS Digital has highlighted key statistics associated with the health care of people with learning disabilities to mark the start of Learning Dis... more >
Theresa May pledges £20bn a year for NHS

18/06/2018Theresa May pledges £20bn a year for NHS

The NHS in England will get an extra £20bn a year by 2023, the prime minister has said. Health and social care secretary Jeremy H... more >
Bradford trust must continue to improve, says CQC

18/06/2018Bradford trust must continue to improve, says CQC

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told that it must make improvements following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectio... more >
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The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06/06/2018The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for just over a quarter of deaths and affects around 7 million people in the UK. Risk factors for CVD include smoking, obesity, mental illness, physical inactivity, and long-term fa... 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 >

last word

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

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Health creation is here to stay

09/02/2018Health creation is here to stay

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