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First NHS trusts introduce NHS SBS’ The Edge4Health

16.01.20: A major new procurement platform developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), The Edge4Health, is being adopted by NHS trust staff across the UK for the first time. The cloud-based, consumer-style marketplace is aimed at delivering... more >

NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

16.01.20: The director of NHS mental health, Claire Murdoch, has penned a written plea to the heads of top gambling firms, urging them to take action on improving betting-related ill health. Further pressure has been put on gambling companies to take... more >

Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16.01.20: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People... more >

Hospice receives Outstanding CQC rating

16.01.20: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Outstanding ratings to St Giles Hospice in Walsall and Whittington. The CQC, an independent regulator of health and social care services in England, has recently introduced a new regime holding... more >

£2.4m awarded to fund new research into stillbirths

15.01.20: A group of Researchers have been awarded over £2.4m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the leading cause of stillbirths. Fetal growth restriction (FGR), caused by problems with blood flow through the p... more >

Extra £33.9bn a year by 2024 for the NHS

15.01.20: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will today (January 15 2020) illustrate the NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill to Parliament. The bill will protect in law an extra £33bn every year by 2024 for the NHS to transform... more >

New implantable cardiac monitor being reviewed by NICE for NHS use

15.01.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines on a new implantable monitor that transmits data to doctors remotely, potentially preventing hundreds of strokes from occurring. The innovative moni... more >

New drug set for NHS approval could save up to 30,000 lives over 10 years

14.01.20: The government has announced the launch of a clinical trial for a new cholesterol treatment to be made available on the NHS. The heart disease drug has the potential to save up to 30,000 lives over the next decade thanks to a government col... more >

How HCPs can tackle the gender health gap

13.01.20: Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control, outlines ways that health care professionals (HCPs) to shorten the gender gap in healthcare. Access to healthcare is not equal amongst the different groups within society. Th... more >

£5m fundraising boost for Re-Write cancer campaign

13.01.20: The University of Manchester has been awarded £5m from The Wolfson Foundation to fund the £20m gap in fundraising for the new world-class cancer centre which is under construction in Manchester. The Wolfson Foundation is an inde... more >

University research could help people quit smoking

13.01.20: A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed how neuroreceptors responsible for addiction, respond to nicotine. Nicotine is extremely addictive, making it hard to quit smoking and as a result, adding pressure on... more >

NHS partners with Age UK to support mental health in older people

13.01.20: A new partnership between NHS England and the charity Age UK, is encouraging the older generations to lose the “stiff upper lip” attitude when it comes to their mental health. The campaign, announced today (Jan 13), is calling o... more >

Over 100,000 NHS patients benefit from new same-day pharmacy service

13.01.20: People dealing with minor illnesses or in need of urgent medicine have recently been seen by local pharmacies, taking mounting pressures off doctors. The Government announced yesterday (Jan 12) that more than 100,000 patients have had appoi... more >

NICE impact report says better public awareness of lung cancer could save countless lives

13.01.20: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and health and social care director for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses the latest impact report on lung cancer care. Lung cancer is the leading cause of... more >

NHS Providers responds to winter performance data

09.01.20: NHS Providers has today (Jan 9) responded to the latest monthly combined performance data from NHS England and NHS Improvement. Part of their response also covers the weekly winter reporting data and the added pressures felt this winter. ... more >

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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treat... 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 >