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Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

08.04.20: Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has announced that he will provide free tram passes for NHS and social care workers as a gesture of thanks to support them during the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Mayor of Greater Manches... more >

University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

08.04.20: The University of Hull is seeking to help support the healthcare service during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing plans to produce more than 20,000 face shields for healthcare workers, addressing current shortages in personal protective... more >

NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

07.04.20: Facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the NHS has needed all of its resources and collective support to ensure it maintains capacity to safely and effectively treat patients. That has included not just its fron... more >

Nuffield Foundation award £4m funding to six UK research projects

07.04.20: Six research teams across five UK universities have received a share of £4m funding from the Nuffield Foundation to support their work seeking to improve the lives of people living with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions by influencing... more >

Cabinet Office issues procurement cards guidance to support suppliers

06.04.20: Suppliers to the public sector are seeing their cashflow partly consolidated in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, following publication of new guidance from the Cabinet Office surrounding the use of procurement cards. The newl... more >

NHS Digital streamlines NHS Smartcard access for new staff

06.04.20: New starters have been granted quicker access to hospital systems after NHS Digital permitted the use of a virtual Smartcard and streamlined processes for physical cards. This will prove particularly significant for the thousands of staff w... more >

World’s largest potential coronavirus treatments trial rolled out in UK

06.04.20: A randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments, the largest currently underway anywhere in the world, has been rolled out across the UK in efforts to race to find a treatment. The trial is testing a number of promising... more >

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 >

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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 >