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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT signs TUC Dying to Work charter

16.09.19: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust signed the Trade Union’s Congress (TUC) ‘Dying to Work’ charter today, making them the first hospital trust in the North East to get behind this campaign. The TUC’s &lsq... more >

Royal Bolton Hospital officially opens new £4m urology unit

16.09.19: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has officially opened its new £4m urology unit, The Bolton Centre for Urology, this week. NHS Improvement chair Baroness Dido Harding opened the new facility at the Royal Bolton Hospital, being welcomed by... more >

NHS to provide treatment to children with rare nervous system condition

11.09.19: Children in England with Batten Disease – a rare, incurable illness which affects the nervous system and often leads to early death – are set to receive treatment on the NHS to slow the onset of sickness. The announcement from&n... more >

Genetics research project announced, new pathway for overseas students

11.09.19: Government has announced plans for a new immigration route, enabling international students to work in the UK for two years post-graduation, with the aim of attracting and retaining the brightest and best talent within the country’s health... more >

NHS pension overhaul announced to help tackle workforce challenges

11.09.19: Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced a major overhaul of the NHS pension scheme, in efforts to prevent doctors cutting their hours in order to avoid tax penalties. Following recent changes, senior cl... more >

Government to invest £133m to tackle cancer, debilitating illnesses

10.09.19: The Government has announced £133m of investment into life-changing treatments for arthritis and cancer, as well as pioneering gene-based therapies for diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s. New research to improvement tre... more >

Matt Hancock unveils £1m plans to reclaim NHS overseas visitors debts

10.09.19: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an additional £1m funding, as part of plans to expand the team of experts responsible for recovering millions of pounds in costs for treating overseas visitors in the NHS. ... more >

NHS Providers report reveals optimism, but work still to be done

10.09.19: NHS Providers have released a new report revealing that there is optimism among NHS trust leaders about the move towards closer working between NHS England and NHS Improvement. In particular, the NHS regulation and oversight: a time of... more >

NHS Providers survey: Trust leaders lament lack of investment

30.08.19: Following the release of a new survey by NHS Providers, it has been found more than 160 NHS trust leaders believe the current climate of restricted capital funding poses a medium or high risk to patient safety, and could undermine plans to trans... more >

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ... more >

Charity-run hospice earns ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

28.08.19: Royal Trinity Hospice, a charity-run hospice in the London borough of Lambeth, has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following the inspection in May 2019, the hosp... more >

Portsmouth CCG leads NHS Digital electronic prescription upgrade

27.08.19: Portsmouth has become the first area in the country where prescriptions for all patients are able to be sent electronically. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been piloting the latest improvements to the Electronic... more >

An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23.08.19: Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s ageing population   It’s no secret that the UK’s ag... more >

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 >

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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23/08/2019An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s agei... 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 >