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CQC welcomes Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust improvements

22.08.19: Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has been rated ‘Good’ overall by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a marked improvement on past inspections that has been welcomed by the regulatory body. Previously the trust ha... more >

Government invests £3.3m in children and young people’s mental health

20.08.19: Local investment totalling £3.3m is set to be spent to expand 23 local projects aimed at helping prevent mental illness in children and young people. Thousands of young people across England are set to benefit from new mental health s... more >

RCGP welcomes Government childhood vaccination strategy

19.08.19: Following the launch of the Government’s childhood vaccination strategy, aimed at tackling falling rates of vaccination among children and young people, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has welcomed the system-wide approach put for... more >

UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

16.08.19: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). UH Bristol became the first trust in the country to go from ‘Requires Impro... more >

Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15.08.19: In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed freight service to ferry medicine to the UK from France. A £25m contract has been announced by government ministers for an ‘expre... more >

CQC rates Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘Good’

14.08.19: Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a score of ‘Good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors from the CQC carried out an inspection at the trust between 2 April and 29 May 2019, l... more >

NHS receives £8m pharmaceutical anti-competitive practices payout

14.08.19: The NHS has received an £8m payout from a pharmaceutical firm, after it had been found to be engaged in anti-competitive practices that pushed up the cost of a life-saving drug. It is the first time that an investigation by the C... more >

Camden GP practice improves to ‘Good’ CQC rating

13.08.19: Dr Philip Matthewman practice in Camden’s Kentish Town has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), improving significantly from past inspections. Previously, the GP practice had been rated ‘Inadequ... more >

Cross-sector partnership to boost Leeds health tech sector

12.08.19: Senior leaders from the health technology industry, the regional enterprise partnership, the NHS, local authorities, and five universities today announced a dynamic, new partnership to accelerate health technology innovation within the Leeds Cit... more >

Government pledges £250m for NHS national artificial intelligence lab

08.08.19: The government has announced it is setting up a national artificial intelligence laboratory, accompanied by £250m in funding to help enhance patient care and research using AI. The third announcement for the NHS from Boris Johnson&rsq... more >

Government launch new proposals over doctors’ pensions row

07.08.19: Government ministers have drafted up new proposals for England and Wales, aimed at ending the row with doctors over pensions. Doctors had started refusing to work overtime shifts because changes to the amount that can be accrued tax-free me... more >

The Power of Language in Childbirth and Parenting

06.08.19: While maternal and infant health in the UK is better than many parts of the world, one sector of our community is being left behind. Helena Nikiel talks to Sarah Todhunter about her work with Polish Antenatal Classes.   There are clearl... more >

New non-executive Board members at Health Education England

05.08.19: Health Education England has welcomed the Government announcement of new non-executive directors (NEDs) to its board to provide independent advice, support and scrutiny, and work with senior officials on key policy decisions. The appointees... more >

£12m made available to SMEs for Healthy Ageing Challenge fund

05.08.19: UK Research and Innovation is looking for UK registered equity investors to form partnerships with them for a ‘Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator’ scheme. The accelerator aims to deliver innovation to the ‘healthy agein... more >

Hospitals set to receive £850m additional funding revealed

05.08.19: Prime minister Boris Johnson announced this weekend that there was to be a one-off £1.8bn capital investment made to hospitals in England. As part of that financial boost, 20 NHS trusts across England were set to receive their share o... more >

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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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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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer ... 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 >