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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18.07.18: Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable... more >

MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

18.07.18: A prominent member of Scottish Parliament has called on the government to “handcuff” doctors to continue working in the country. Following a recent BMA survey last month which found that just 3% of Scottish doctors believe the N... more >

NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18.07.18: Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the health service, writes Alan Martyn, national director of lean transformation at NHS Improvement (NH... more >

As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18.07.18: Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it’s now time we get serious about transformation. Famously, Lord Lawson described the NHS as... more >

NHS funding: Below the surface

18.07.18: Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, welcomes the long-term funding settlement of £20.5bn for the NHS by 2023. But diving below its surface, we must ask: can the settlement really deliver? Theresa May has delivered a 70th b... more >

Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18.07.18: Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH) and is currently chair of the Oversight and Advisory Group which oversees the... more >

NMC admits it ‘sat back’ during Morecambe Bay scandal, recognises big culture shift ahead

18.07.18: The nursing regulator has apologised to families affected by the Morecambe Bay scandal and has said its listening to concerned parties was “simply inadequate” – but argued that it was not responsible for the deaths of children... more >

Third of NHS trusts have at least one vacant director role due to ‘near-toxic’ pressures

18.07.18: Just over one-third of trusts have at least one vacant executive director role due to “near-toxic” pressures facing NHS providers, startling new research has shown. In a new report released by NHS Providers and the King’s... more >

Two ‘outstanding’ foundation trusts sign landmark deal with Chinese real estate firm

17.07.18: A partnership between two major UK foundation trusts and a Chinese real estate firm has been officially signed, paving the way for joined-up health and care in state-of-the-art facilities in China. The unlikely deal between Northumbria Heal... more >

CQC: NHS trust still ‘requires improvement’ three years after last inspection

17.07.18: An NHS trust that runs hospitals in North and East Hertfordshire has been told by the CQC that its services, overall, require improvement. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been told that, despite its services rated as ‘good&... more >

Southall practice taken out of special measures by CQC

17.07.18: A Southall medical practice has been taken out of special measures following being granted a ‘good’ rating after a CQC inspection. Dr Naz Asghar’s surgery in the London borough of Ealing was rated good for being safe, effe... more >

We need to talk about governance

17.07.18: Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, discusses the importance of board governance and accountability as we move towards local systems to deliver integrated patient care. Carillion, Enron, Arthur Anderson, Lehman Brothers…... more >

Chair at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust to become new chair at two other south-coast trusts

16.07.18: Alan McCarthy has been announced as the new chairman of both Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trusts (WSHFT) and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) following his departure from Surrey and Sussex Trust at the end of the summer. ... more >

NHS paid massive £1.63bn in damages to claimants in last year

16.07.18: More than £1.63bn has been paid in damages from the NHS to claimants in 2017-18, with more increases in the future, new information has revealed. According to the NHS Resolution annual report, the litigation payouts amounted to an inc... more >

Three new non-executive directors to join NHS Digital

16.07.18:  Three new non-executive directors have been brought in by NHS Digital to help “shape the governance of the organisation.” John Noble, Deborah Oakley, and Balram Veliath will all bring their expertise to the leadership of t... more >

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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

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NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

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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 >