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Driving improvement in South West London mental health

08.08.18: David Bradley, chief executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), discusses the improvements and collaboration his trust has been involved with.  Effective partnership working – including...

Integrated commissioning: Making a difference

08.08.18: Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and clinical lead for the Buckinghamshire integrated care system, makes the case for integrated commissioning.  There is a lot of talk at the moment about different type...

It’s time to invest in our support staff

08.08.18: Dean Royles, director and strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resources Management,’ argues that, as the NHS turns 70, we must recognise the hard work and achievements of suppor...

NHS estates: Running the show

08.08.18: Martin Steele, chief operating officer at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), discusses what his organisation has been doing to improve the efficiency of estates in the NHS, and explains why it is more than just a commercial landlord. Given the...

We need to take personal health budgets seriously

08.08.18: Don Redding, director of policy at National Voices, and its communications & engagement officer Laura Bell, look at the voluntary sector’s role in helping to deliver personal health budgets (PHBs). “As hard as it is to watch...

AHSNs: innovating the NHS

01.08.18: Professor Mike Hannay, chair of the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and managing director of the East Midlands AHSN, talks about innovation in the NHS and the role of his organisation. This year is a major milestone for our nation wi...

Flat-pack buildings could save our NHS

01.08.18: The NHS needs to regenerate its rapidly deteriorating estate – and fast. With time of the essence and budgets stretched, conventional capital building projects are out of reach for many trusts. Phil Davies, director of procurement at NHS S...

Baroness Dido Harding: Levers, leadership and light-shining

01.08.18: NHS Improvement (NHSI) will focus on a collaborative approach when spending extra money in the future, revealed Baroness Dido Harding, the regulator’s chair. NHE’s Jack Donnelly reports. Organisational team-ups, a shift in cultu...

Workforce wellbeing: not just another tickbox

01.08.18: Gillian Felton, head of people development, engagement and wellbeing at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, on the process of appointing Wellbeing Warriors in order to boost workplace health. I&rsquo...

Mental health: a quiet revolution?

25.07.18: According to Mind, approximately one in four people experience a mental health problem in the UK each year. After attending a selection of mental health events at Confed18, NHE’s Daniel Broadley asks: why don’t we give mental health...

Danny Mortimer: Striving for a healthy workforce

25.07.18: We still need to strive for greater workforce wellbeing within the NHS, which will consequently have a positive impact on patient care, argues Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers. The NHS Constitution rightly states that patien...

ICS Wave 2: Cumbria

25.07.18: Cumbria’s healthcare system has come a long way since being recognised as one of the most challenged health economies in England, writes Stephen Eames, leader of the North Cumbria Health and Care System and chief executive of North Cumbria...

Transforming hospital pharmacy: one year on

25.07.18: Andrew Davies, professional lead for hospital pharmacy at NHS Improvement (NHSI), runs through the significant developments that have taken place across the health service since trusts produced local pharma plans as part of Carter Review recomme...

Personal Health Records: empowering people

18.07.18: Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable...

NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18.07.18: Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the health service, writes Alan Martyn, national director of lean transformation at NHS Improvement (NH...

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Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

14/08/2018Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

Women and girls detained under the Mental Health Act are taking their lives at “appalling” rates, new figures have revealed. Dat... more >
Gloucestershire trust boss who treated NHS as a ‘cash machine’ jailed

13/08/2018Gloucestershire trust boss who treated NHS as a ‘cash machine’ jailed

A senior NHS manager who coaxed his trust for £650,000 to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed. Royston Dyke, 58, of Ivy Mews, Stro... more >
Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13/08/2018Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba sai... more >
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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE Almost a third of over-65s in the UK have a fall at least once a year, with around 500,000 people presenting at hospital with fragility fractures. This is estimated to cost the ... 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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