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Two Cumbrian NHS Trusts approved for merger

20.09.19: Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have had their plans to merge into one trust approved. The trusts will officially join forces on 1 October and will form the North Cumbr... more >

British Dental Association to protect children who miss dental appointments

20.09.19: Community and special care dentistry experts at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have helped to develop a toolkit as a way to safeguard children and young people who miss healthcare appointments. The new project has be... more >

NHS calls on remaining social media companies to clamp down on ‘potentially harmful material’

19.09.19: The chief executive of the NHS in England has urged remaining social media firms to get tougher on potentially harmful material being posted online This comes after two of the biggest social media websites join the movement on demands for a... more >

Plans for new £11.5m Musgrove Park Hospital unit unveiled

19.09.19: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have unveiled new proposals for the expansion and relocation of units at Musgrove Park Hospital, as part of an £11.5m revamp of the hospital to facilitate a new acute assessment centre. The ne... more >

NHS gambling clinic opens In Leeds

18.09.19: National charity GambleAware have opened The NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds today, the first in the country outside of London. Throughout Great Britain, there are an estimated 430,000 people struggling with a gambling problem and ano... more >

NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17.09.19: Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering babies at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for 20 years, but that wasn’t where h... more >

GPhC to begin publishing pharmacy inspections reports publicly

17.09.19: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun publishing pharmacy inspection reports online, with the aim of “providing assurance and driving improvement” among the UK’s pharmacies. Launching a new website to host th... more >

Lancaster University funds scientist for Alzheimer’s drug development

17.09.19: Lancaster University have successfully generated enough funds through donations to fund a scientist to work on Alzheimer’s drug development. Having launched its Defying Dementia campaign four years ago, the university commit... more >

NHS Providers: Patient safety is a core priority for trusts

17.09.19: As the NHS marks the first-ever World Patient Safety Day, and the Royal College of Nursing’s campaign launch addressing nursing shortages, NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery has stressed the importance of patient saf... more >

Birmingham tackling its biggest health challenges with new partnership

17.09.19: A new collaboration plans to speed up and improve research in the four main health challenges faced by the West Midlands, using real-time clinical trials and health data. This will include improvements to cancer care, maternity services, ch... more >

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT signs TUC Dying to Work charter

16.09.19: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust signed the Trade Union’s Congress (TUC) ‘Dying to Work’ charter today, making them the first hospital trust in the North East to get behind this campaign. The TUC’s &lsq... more >

Royal Bolton Hospital officially opens new £4m urology unit

16.09.19: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has officially opened its new £4m urology unit, The Bolton Centre for Urology, this week. NHS Improvement chair Baroness Dido Harding opened the new facility at the Royal Bolton Hospital, being welcomed by... more >

NHS to provide treatment to children with rare nervous system condition

11.09.19: Children in England with Batten Disease – a rare, incurable illness which affects the nervous system and often leads to early death – are set to receive treatment on the NHS to slow the onset of sickness. The announcement from&n... more >

Genetics research project announced, new pathway for overseas students

11.09.19: Government has announced plans for a new immigration route, enabling international students to work in the UK for two years post-graduation, with the aim of attracting and retaining the brightest and best talent within the country’s health... more >

NHS pension overhaul announced to help tackle workforce challenges

11.09.19: Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced a major overhaul of the NHS pension scheme, in efforts to prevent doctors cutting their hours in order to avoid tax penalties. Following recent changes, senior cl... more >

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The NHS needs more senior women in leadership

The NHS needs more senior women in leadership

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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 >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professi... more >


NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took st... more >

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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23/08/2019An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s agei... 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 >