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NHS Providers says more to be done to support equality and diversity

25.06.19: Following the publication of a report by the General Medical Council on the disproportionate referrals of BAME doctors to fitness to practice processes, NHS Providers have called for greater efforts to be made in supporting equality an... more >

Liaison celebrates its 30-year heritage with a rebrand to Liaison Group

25.06.19: Liaison, a financial and workforce services provider to the NHS and health care organisations, has rebranded following significant growth of its specialist services. Liaison Group is a well-established and trusted partner, saving millions f... more >

Britain gets behind Boundless' Public Service Day campaign

24.06.19: Britain finally said ‘thank you’ to the country’s 5.37m public sector workers following a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Public Service Day. The day, which took place on Sunday June 23 this year, was launched by... more >

NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson gives his verdict on NHS long-term plan legislative report

24.06.19: Following the release today of the Health and Social Care Committee report, NHS long-term plan: legislative proposals, chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, expressed his support for the published legislative proposal. Mr Hopson s... more >

Day two at Confed19 in Manchester: what did we learn?

21.06.19: The second day of the Confed19 conference, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, saw a number of prominent guest speakers take to the stage. Alongside the main stage discussions, a number of breakout sessions ran throughout the day... more >

Sacha Yoga Life can help to stretch NHS budgets further

21.06.19: Today, the day of the summer solstice, is also the International Day of Yoga. It’s easy to see why 21 June would be chosen to celebrate this ancient, spiritual practice, given that the solstice has been revered as a spiritual, mystical event... more >

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21.06.19: Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communities feel respected, needed, and empowered. And of course, happy! But do we say it often enough? ... more >

SIX things we learned from day one at Confed19

19.06.19: Confed19 kicked off in Manchester today, with NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson CBE calling for collaboration and change. Confed19 is the annual national healthcare conference, with speakers and industry professionals from acr... more >

Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13.06.19: Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, education, policing and civil service servants are. Almost 5.4 million people are employed in the... more >

Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10.06.19: Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre being built for the district. This September we will open the doors to our first ever Integrated C... more >

Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10.06.19: Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national training programmes for NHS volunteers and volunteer leaders. Helpforce, a charity set up by Sir Thom... more >

Pay and reward in the NHS needs to be taken seriously

10.06.19: Ben Gershlick, senior economics analyst at the Health Foundation, examines the new pay deal for NHS staff.  More than £50bn is spent on the pay bill for the NHS’s 1.2 million staff, more than is spent in many government dep... more >

Supporting healthcare professionals to boost prevention impact

10.06.19: Professor Jamie Waterall, deputy chief nurse and national lead for cardiovascular disease prevention at Public Health England (PHE), introduces us to the ‘All Our Health’ prevention framework. All health and care professionals s... more >

The NHS Assembly: Ensuring diverse views are heard

10.06.19: Policy officer at NHS Providers, Leanora Volpe, outlines how the new NHS Assembly will inform the NHS Long-Term Plan. In October 2018 we welcomed the announcement of the new NHS Assembly and identified the four core features essential to se... more >

New government proposals put forward to tackle NHS pension crisis

05.06.19: The government has put forward plans to reform the NHS pension scheme and provide top doctors with more flexibility in response to growing concerns that a “perfect storm” of tax and pension rules are forcing staff to reduce their hou... more >

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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 >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professi... more >


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

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to s... more >

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Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

28/05/2019Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

Chief executive of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Martin Barkley, writes for NHE to guide us through his trust’s improvement journey. It’s arguably a ... 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 >