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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working as doctors within the NHS. The commitments were made in its review of the Post Graduate Medical... more >

NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17.07.19: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer, meaning it will now be an option available to them on the Cancer Drugs Fund... more >

East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection of its service. CQC carried out its inspection of the trust between 2 April and 15 May, fi... more >

NHS Providers welcome continued investment in emergency mental health services

16.07.19: NHS Providers has welcomed the announcement that specialist mental health crisis teams now operate in every major A&E department nationally, praising the continued investment into emergency mental health services. Director of policy and... more >

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

16.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised the ‘kindness and compassion’ shown by staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits. ... more >

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU earns CIPS procurement recogition

16.07.19: The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has earned recognition for the quality of its work after being awarded a standard level in the Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) by the Chartered Institute of Procurement... more >

NHS trusts, councils and police to tackle serious crime under ‘public health duty’

15.07.19: NHS trusts, local authorities and police forces will all be required to work together to tackle serious violence under the new ‘public health duty’. Unveiled by home secretary Sajid Javid in response to a sharp spike in kni... more >

Martin Marshall named chair-elect of RCGP

15.07.19: Professor Martin Marshall has been named the new chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term. Mr Marshall is a GP in Newham, East London and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at&nbs... more >

NHS set to open new distribution centre in Suffolk

15.07.19: A vast new NHS warehouse and distribution centre is set to be opened in Suffolk, serving East Anglia and the South East and storing everything from bandages to surgical equipment. The warehouse, located on the Suffolk Park complex in Bury S... more >

Health Education England goals for 2019-2020 defined in new mandate

12.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has been given its new mandate by the Government, defining the organisation’s goals and role in the coming 2019-2020 year. The mandate outlines HEE’s fundamental role in helping to improve the qual... more >

NHS Clinical Commissioners praises CCGs annual assessment ratings

12.07.19: Chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, Julie Wood, has praised the annual assessment ratings of CCGs as showing “well-deserved recognition” of their hard work. NHS England’s CCG Annual Assessment Report for 20... more >

Finger-prick blood test could reduce antibiotic use in COPD patients

12.07.19: A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to NIHR-funded research. Researchers from Cardiff Universi... more >

BMA says GP Patient Survey results are ‘testament to hard work of GPs’

12.07.19: British Medical Association (BMA) GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey has said that the results of the recently-published GP patient a ‘testament to hard work of GPs’ Dr Vautrey had been responding to the GP Patient Surve... more >

Sir Ron Kerr set to take over as chair of NHS Providers

11.07.19: NHS Providers has announced that Sir Ron Kerr will take over as the next chair of the organisation on 1 January 2020, when the term of the current chair, Dame Gill Morgan, ends. Sir Ron Kerr has a long and distinguished... more >

RCS responds to Nuffield Trust report on Northern Ireland

11.07.19: Mark Jones, vice chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s (RCS) Northern Ireland board, praised the valiant work of health and social care staff but repeated serious concerns over strain on healthcare services in Northern Irelan... more >

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer ... more >
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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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >