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Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13.06.19: Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, education, policing and civil service servants are. Almost 5.4 million people are employed in the... more >

Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10.06.19: Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre being built for the district. This September we will open the doors to our first ever Integrated C... more >

Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10.06.19: Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national training programmes for NHS volunteers and volunteer leaders. Helpforce, a charity set up by Sir Thom... more >

Pay and reward in the NHS needs to be taken seriously

10.06.19: Ben Gershlick, senior economics analyst at the Health Foundation, examines the new pay deal for NHS staff.  More than £50bn is spent on the pay bill for the NHS’s 1.2 million staff, more than is spent in many government dep... more >

Supporting healthcare professionals to boost prevention impact

10.06.19: Professor Jamie Waterall, deputy chief nurse and national lead for cardiovascular disease prevention at Public Health England (PHE), introduces us to the ‘All Our Health’ prevention framework. All health and care professionals s... more >

The NHS Assembly: Ensuring diverse views are heard

10.06.19: Policy officer at NHS Providers, Leanora Volpe, outlines how the new NHS Assembly will inform the NHS Long-Term Plan. In October 2018 we welcomed the announcement of the new NHS Assembly and identified the four core features essential to se... more >

New government proposals put forward to tackle NHS pension crisis

05.06.19: The government has put forward plans to reform the NHS pension scheme and provide top doctors with more flexibility in response to growing concerns that a “perfect storm” of tax and pension rules are forcing staff to reduce their hou... more >

Getting it right for Personal Health Budgets

04.06.19: Claudia Martínez, research manager at Reform, recently co-authored a report on personal budgets in public services. Here, she outlines the things commissioners must consider when implementing Personal Health Budgets (PHBs). The NHS e... more >

Independent sector and NHS must meet the same standards of care

04.06.19: Professor Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), outlines how and why the independent sector must meet the same standards of care as the National Health Service. Like so many of my colleagues, I was deeply shocked... more >

Watching over workforce wellbeing in the NHS

04.06.19: Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, chief nurse at Health Education England (HEE) and lead on HEE’s mental health programme of work, believes HEE’s new framework will help to raise awareness of stress and resilience in the workplace and en... more >

NHS sets out plans to train, hire and retain thousands more staff in interim People Plan

04.06.19: The NHS “must be the best place to work” on top of far greater staff numbers, the new interim NHS People Plan has revealed as the health service turns to Mumsnet as part of a bid to recruit an extra 40,000 nurses. Developed over... more >

Confed19 Preview: The challenge we face

03.06.19: Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, shares a preview of what to expect at this year’s Confed19 conference, which will be taking place in Manchester on 19-20 June. The NHS is always at a cross roads, is it not? There i... more >

NHS Counter Fraud: Who cares about ISO 17025:2005?

03.06.19: We do, writes Nikki Crook, technical lead of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Forensic Computing Unit (FCU). I work for the NHSCFA, which is leading the fight against NHS fraud at the national level. Our dedicated FCU suppor... more >

Cannabis on trial

30.05.19: How will the NHS conduct accurate trials of cannabis-based medicinal products when everyone has already tried cannabis? Dr David Horn, medical director at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, reports. Until November 2018, cannabis was a Sched... more >

Perfect storm brewing over NHS pensions and tax rules

28.05.19: Dr Phil de Warren-Penny, deputy co-chair for negotiations on the BMA consultant committee, discusses the perfect storm brewing in light of changes made to healthcare professionals’ pension rules. Separate changes to the current system... more >

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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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda Univ... more >

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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

28/05/2019Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

Chief executive of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Martin Barkley, writes for NHE to guide us through his trust’s improvement journey. It’s arguably a ... 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 >