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NHS pays out £22m in damages to disabled girl starved of oxygen at birth

13.12.18: A severely disabled 11-year-old girl who was starved of oxygen at birth has been handed a massive £22m payout from the NHS. The girl – who suffers from uncontrollable tantrums and severe cerebral palsy and can only be comforted... more >

‘We have lost all confidence’: Number of women affected by Capita cancer screening scandal rises above 50,000

13.12.18: Even more women have been affected by Capita’s cervical screening programme scandal than previously thought. NHS England has admitted that a further 3,591 women were caught up in the administrative blunder, bringing the total number t... more >

Former King’s Fund CEO Sir Chris Ham to chair Coventry and Warwickshire STP

13.12.18: Professor Sir Chris Ham, the outgoing chief executive of The King’s Fund, is to take up the role of independent chair of ‘Better Health, Better Care, Better Value’ – Coventry and Warwickshire’s sustainability and tr... more >

Two NHS trusts spent a third of the year on highest ‘Opel 4’ pressure alert

12.12.18: Two NHS trusts spent more than a third of the year under extreme pressure and on the highest level of alert. An investigation by the BBC found that 14 trusts in England spent 20 days or more on ‘Opel 4’ alert, with two trusts fr... more >

Financially struggling NHS trust appoints fifth chief executive in just five years

12.12.18: The financially troubled West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Christen Allen as its newest chief executive – marking its fifth leader in the last five years. Allen is currently the chief executive of James Paget Univer... more >

Quarter of trusts spent no money on cyber security last year as NHS’s ‘alarming’ cyber training inconsistencies revealed

12.12.18: One in four NHS trusts in England and Wales are spending no money on specialist cyber security or training and trusts are consistently failing to meet training targets in the wake of the devastating WannaCry attack, a new report has found. ... more >

Breaking down barriers to integration

12.12.18: Anne Marie Morris, member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and MP for Newton Abbott, outlines the committee’s recent report on the barriers to integration. The PAC’s recent report into the interface between health and... more >

Creating a volunteer 'passport'

12.12.18: By utilising the health service’s volunteers, we can deliver better care for everyone, argues Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical project lead at HelpForce. Volunteers take on a range of vital roles in the NHS to improve the lives of staff, pat... more >

Right people, right place, right now

12.12.18: Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, raises concerns around the mental health workforce and shares some best practice from Cornwall. A broad approach will be necessary to tackle the workforce crisis engulfing the menta... more >

The robots are here at East Suffolk and North Essex

12.12.18: Lauren Hockney, senior communications officer at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS FT (ESNEFT), outlines how her trust is embracing the digital and automation revolution. Robots have arrived at the ESNEFT, and they are giving back hundreds o... more >

An attack on them is an attack on us all

12.12.18: Chris Bryant MP discusses the new law he championed that came into effect in September, which doubles jail time for anyone who assaults emergency workers. Every job has its ‘moments,’ doesn’t it? Those things that ruin an... more >

NHSE and NHSI appoint leaders for its seven integrated region teams

11.12.18: Seven integrated regional teams that will “play a major leadership role” in the new joint structure between NHS Improvement (NHSI) and NHS England (NHSE) have been named. The joint directors of the new regional teams have been c... more >

New joint leadership team unveiled by NHS England and NHS Improvement

11.12.18: NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have revealed the first appointments to the NHS Executive Group, a new joint senior leadership team announced as part of “closer working arrangements” between the two bodies. The new... more >

CEO who left Barking in midst of financial chaos joins troubled special-measures trust

11.12.18: A West Midlands trust placed in quality special measures has appointed Matthew Hopkins as its new chief executive months after he left another struggling trust in London amid financial difficulties. When he takes over Worcestershire Ac... more >

High Court rejects ‘hostile environment’ policy challenge from Windrush man who was refused cancer treatment

10.12.18: A member of the Windrush generation who was refused cancer treatment has lost a legal challenge against NHS regulations that make people who cannot prove British residency pay for treatment. A High Court judge has refused the attempt to bri... more >

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Creating a volunteer 'passport'

12/12/2018Creating a volunteer 'passport'

By utilising the health service’s volunteers, we can deliver better c... more >
Right people, right place, right now

12/12/2018Right people, right place, right now

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, raises concerns ... more >

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The robots are here at East Suffolk and North Essex

12/12/2018The robots are here at East Suffolk and North Essex

Lauren Hockney, senior communications officer at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS FT (ESNEFT), outlines how her trust is embracing the digital and automation revolution. ... 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 >