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NHS Confederation: Complacency must be avoided in lockdown easing

29.05.20: Alongside welcoming in news of further easing of lockdown measures in England, NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson also issued a stark warning for everyone to still remain vigilant and cautious to ensure we maintain the success we&rs... more >

Supporting NHS trusts, employees and their families in remote working

28.05.20: Words provided by Skillsoft, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive The shift to remote working has been sudden and dramatic for many people over the last few months. Before social distancing measures came into force, a large maj... more >

RCGP: GP input will be vital to local level success

28.05.20: As the UK government unveils its new NHS Test and Trace programme, the Chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), Professor Martin Marshall, outlined the key role which GPs could play in ensuring the process is successful at a local level. P... more >

UK’s first nursing degree apprentices graduate and take up roles

28.05.20: Newcastle Hospitals has seen its first students to have graduated from the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, and join the frontline within the trust’s hospitals. The eight graduating appre... more >

PPP Taking Care donate £100k to Age UK Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

28.05.20: Words provided by PPP Taking Care, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive With the UK currently on lockdown for the foreseeable future, more and more of our older population are facing long periods of time being isolated, with no... more >

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

28.05.20: In the latest efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus, Government have launched the new NHS Test and Trace service across England, aimed at helping to identify, contain and control the virus. As part of the newly-introduced service, anyo... more >

Sharmila Nebhrajani begins new position as NICE Chair

27.05.20: Following her appointment by the Health Secretary, Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE has officially taken up her position as the new Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). With significant government, charitable and in... more >

PPE supply in the UK boosted by more than 100 new government deals

27.05.20: The UK Government has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from across the globe, as well as ramping up domestic efforts, as it significantly boosts the country’s PPE supply to meet demand from health and social care settings duri... more >

Kindness is key to overcoming Covid-19 crisis

26.05.20: Nuno Albuquerque, Group Treatment Lead, UK Addiction Treatment Group, explains why your mental health is just as important as washing your hands “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius S... more >

UK study to examine Covid-19 impact on blood cancer patients

26.05.20: A new UK study is being launched by IMPACT to examine how patients receiving stem cell transplants for blood cancers and blood disorders react to severe Covid-19 infections. The study will be led by Dr Giovanna Lucchini from Great Ormond St... more >

Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26.05.20: Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study also found that, over eight years, the number of people diagnosed with... more >

Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

26.05.20: Local authorities are set to be supported by £300m government funding to work alongside local NHS providers and other stakeholders, as part of the new test and trace service in England for coronavirus. As part of the funding, each loc... more >

Five new research centres to improve patient access to clinical research

22.05.20: Five new regional Patient Recruitment Centre sites are set to be hosted by NHS trusts across the country, providing patients with an improved access to clinical research opportunities in regions including the North East and North Cumbria, B... more >

New treatment for advanced breast cancer given NICE recommendation

22.05.20: As part of NICE’s newly released draft guidance, the drug atezolizumab has been recommended for treating patients with a type of breast cancer, known as triple negative breast cancer, that has spread to other parts of the body. The po... more >

NHS fees scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

22.05.20: Following pressure from MPs, NHS staff and care workers from overseas are set to be exempt from paying an extra charge towards the health service. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the PM had requested the Home Office and... 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’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

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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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Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26/05/2020Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study ... 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 >