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RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20.11.19: The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 General Election manifesto outlined how the next UK government needs to address the critical issues f... more >

NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20.11.19: A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered that by using drugs such as anakinra, which is used to treat arthritis, they could also prevent the gr... more >

London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20.11.19: Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating published in May 2017 was Good. Care Quality Commission said the service, which provides personal care... more >

Sudden hearing loss drug in development

20.11.19: UCLH researchers are developing a new drug for sudden-onset sensorineural hearing lost (SSNHL), an emergency condition where there is a rapid loss in inner ear, hearing usually in one ear. The SENS-401 drug which is being tested by biopharm... more >

NHS Blood and Transplant agree deal for technology and communications services

20.11.19: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is partnering with BT in order to fully digitise its services, including records and bookings that will be stored in the cloud. The cloud is updated in real time, meaning it will save time and make records a... more >

Tackling skin cancer with personal photo record

20.11.19: The Skin Health Alliance have published results from survey of 245 dermatologists outlining that patients’ own photos play an important role in skin cancer self-monitoring. Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that more th... more >

NHS Supply Chain announces new distribution partner

19.11.19: Food, the organisation in charge of sourcing and supplying food for NHS trusts across England, has appointed Bidfood as its new multi-temperature distribution partner. As it stands, NHS Supply Chain’s network is only in charge of ambi... more >

Nursing the homeless back to health

19.11.19: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) are running drop-in clinics for the homeless at Maidstone Day Centre. The service comes after an approach by Maidstone Borough Council calling for a nurse-led clinic to support the health o... more >

NHS to pay tax bills of doctors to avoid winter crisis

19.11.19: The NHS in England will pay doctors’ tax bills this winter to avoid doctors losing extra working hours in fear that their tax bill will skyrocket if they earn over the £110,000 tax threshold. Money from the pensions of medics is... more >

NASS announces first six hospitals to join Aspiring to Excellence project

19.11.19: The National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) has announced the six winners of its first ever Aspiring to Excellence awards. A multi-year programme, it has been designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axia... more >

Digital maternity notes introduced in NHS Highland

19.11.19: NHS Highland have introduced the roll out of entirely digital medical notes for pregnant women being cared for in NHS Highland hospitals. Expectant mums and their health professionals will now be able to access their medical notes through a... more >

Prostate cancer research injects £1.25m of funding to develop treatment

19.11.19: Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have awarded funding to Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Manchester to continue progressing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre for Excellence. With pr... more >

CE marking for antibiotic induced hearing loss test kit

18.11.19: A machine that tests infants for antibiotic induced hearing loss has received a European standard CE marking. CE marking is a certification mark that shows that a product conforms with health, safety, and environmental protection standards... more >

“Innovative” mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students

18.11.19: A new mental health service aimed at Greater Manchester’s students is to be announced at an event this evening (Nov 18). The service aims to help students overcome significant mental illness, such as psychosis, depression, personality... more >

Ending social care crisis is a ‘critical priority’ for health leaders

18.11.19: UK health leaders are demanding an end to the neglect on social care, claiming NHS patient care is suffering as a result. The NHS Confederation leads the Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations and are calling for a su... more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

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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 >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of comm... 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 >