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Handling the pressure

07.02.17: Although NHS trusts have been feeling the pressure this winter, as demand on A&E services continues to rise and the financial challenge deepens, it is worth noting and applauding the professionalism, determination and resilience of the workf...

We must learn from the inevitable change

02.12.16: STPs represent the one thing that many people, organisations and systems do not like: change. However, the highly ambitious plans, which have been criticised for their lack of early engagement and top-down approach, are a necessity if the health...

Time to show your support

13.09.16: As this edition of NHE went to press, we were all digesting the news and developments that came out of this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo. Two very interesting announcements involved the realignment of the hospital digitisation pr...

Where’s the time?

01.07.16: In recent editions of NHE we have focused on the change taking place in the health sector, but one of the important pillars to deliver new models of care and financial sustainability is time.  Unfortunately for the NHS, as we all know...

The start of a sustainable journey

01.05.16: If there was one word to sum up a major theme in this issue of NHE, it would be ‘change’. Whether we are looking at the health sector from a secondary or primary care perspective, through the provider lens or from the commissioning s...

Prioritising change in mental health

02.03.16: In this edition there is a special focus on mental health, particularly how we fund and deliver services going forward while making them easily accessible.  Following the launch of the long-awaited Mental Health Taskforce’s repor...

Do we need another commission?

01.01.16: While it is good to see real impetus behind a new cross-party commission on health and social care involving ex-health ministers from the three main parties in England, I do wonder whether they will simply end up re-treading the same ground that...

Getting out of the red

15.11.15: As NHE was going to press, the government announced some substantial extra funding for the NHS, frontloaded – as requested by NHS England’s Simon Stevens and others – to the early years of this Parliament.  The money...

The benefit of growing at scale

01.10.15: Dr Lloyd Humphreys, NHS Innovation Accelerator fellow and vice-president of business development at Patients Know Best, explains how to stop innovations from getting stuck at the local level. At Patients Know Best, our ambition is for every...

Getting a point across

01.10.15: NHS staff fighting to protect their pay, terms and conditions are not as easy for governments to fight as most other unions – and doctors especially have a good record of winning the public over to their side in such disputes.  A...

More and more with less and less

02.08.15: Money is the main topic in this latest edition of NHE – how to do more with it, and the unfortunate fact that there is not enough of it. The amount spent on agency staff, especially nursing and medical staff but clerical too, has been risi...

A new world, or more of the same

01.06.15: We have previews and show guides to two giant events in this edition of NHE: first the NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2015 on 3-5 June (p79-81) and then the Health+Care Show including The Commissioning Show on 24-25 June (p35...

The Benefits Of Redesign

01.04.15: There is a new look and fresh feel to National Health Executive – as I am sure you will have already noticed. We wanted a redesign to ensure our great content – news, views, comment, analysis, interviews, features, updates, even...

Under pressure

01.02.15: There is no one cause that explains the difficult winter the NHS is experiencing, which is a much wider problem than just A&E. As explained in our news pages and elsewhere this edition, various areas of the health service feel they are in cr...

Breaking down barriers

14.11.14: The commissioning landscape continues to change, with the latest announcements showing that NHS England got some of its initial decisions on organisational structure wrong – or, more charitably, that it has more confidence now in the abili...

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