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NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03.04.20: In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced over £13bn of debt will be written off from the healthcare service. The debt... more >

Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03.04.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to carry out 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by the end of the month. As part of the new five-p... more >

Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03.04.20: Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The advanced funding injection form the Department of H... more >

NHS technology sees 38% surge in usage during coronavirus outbreak

02.04.20: New research carried out into the use of NHS technology (such as apps and websites) demonstrated a 38% increase in usage among respondents due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Some of the biggest NHS technology increases were seen in th... more >

NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02.04.20: Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, reiterated the... more >

Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01.04.20: Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positi... more >

NHS Property Services appoints new acting Chief Executive Officer

01.04.20: The NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the appointment of Martin Steele as the new acting Chief Executive Officer for the organisation, with the decision taking effect immediately from April 1, 2020. Since 2017, Mr Steele has worke... more >

NHS Providers: PPE guidance must restore confidence of clinicians

01.04.20: With increased pressure on health governing bodies to provide further, detailed guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), NHS Providers have stressed the importance of that direction meeting the demands of healthcare professions to restor... more >

UK to automatically extend visas for NHS front line workers

01.04.20: The Home Office has announced any doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before October 1, 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year as part of the national effort to combat coronavirus. The extensions will ap... more >

Zappshelter: ‘It’s about supporting the country in a time of need’

31.03.20: [Sponsored Content] In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, workforces have seen a need to keep people separated on sites, with specialist shelter provider Zappshelter having produced an innovative product designed to assist thei... more >

NHS Business Services Authority: ‘We are the NHS supporting the NHS’

31.03.20: With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak demanding significant time and care from the NHS, it has become vitally important for all aspects of the health and care industry to support one another and contribute to the collective effort. Having o... more >

NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

31.03.20: Matthew Jordan-Boyd, Director of Finance & Corporate Governance, NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) I have written several articles about the work of NHSCFA and that tends to be from my fairly technical angle as a figures person, an a... more >

NHS approved to use breathing aid to assist coronavirus patients

30.03.20: A breathing aid which can aid Covid-19 patients and prevent them from needing intensive care treatment has been approved for use in the NHS by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The breathing aid, known as Conti... more >

NHS to open two more new hospitals to support coronavirus efforts

30.03.20: Two new additional NHS Nightingale hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more coronavirus patients, according to NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens. The two new sites, based at Birmingham’s N... more >

Temporary registration granted to 11,800 doctors by GMC

27.03.20: Following an official request by the UK government, the General Medical Council (GMC) has granted temporary registration to 11,856 doctors who had left the profession. This means the doctors are now licensed to practice medicine again in th... 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’

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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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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that wil... 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 >