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NHS Digital annual report shows increase in adult social care workforce

27.02.20: An additional 1,000 adult social services roles were filled in local authorities across England, according to the latest NHS Digital annual report on local authority-employed adult social care workforce in England. As of September 2019, the... more >

NICE recommends new treatment for follicular lymphoma

27.02.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published final draft guidance approving a new treatment option for patients with previously-treated follicular lymphoma (grade 1 to 3A). The new drug, lenalidomide, fig... more >

First UK clinical trial to identify, assess and treat hepatitis C patients found to be effective

27.02.20: A University of Bristol-led clinical trial to increase the identification and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) patients in primary care has found to be effective, acceptable to staff and highly cost-effective for the NHS. Publishing their fin... more >

Uni of Sheffield scientists synthesize new compound to improve PDT

26.02.20: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) could see its success rate when treating cancer improve after researchers at the University of Sheffield successfully synthesized a new compound which can address two of the most common drawbacks with the treatment. ... more >

New treatment offers hope for people suffering with chronic cough

26.02.20: Researchers at the University of Manchester may be able to offer hope to millions suffering from a chronic cough, after a new study revealed a new treatment which would relieve their debilitating symptoms. Carrying out a 12-week clinical tr... more >

Two million people in England at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

25.02.20: New NHS figures show around two million people in England are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the highest figures on record. Coming at a time when the NHS is ramping up efforts to treat, prevent and even put the illness in remission... more >

APCC: Cracking down on illegal sales of medicines with communication

25.02.20: Hardyal Dhindsa, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for alcohol and substance misuse and PCC for Derbyshire, discusses the illegal theft and sale of medicines. It is recognised that illegal theft and sales of medicine... more >

Royal Voluntary Service: The power of NHS volunteers

25.02.20: Sam Ward, Deputy CEO and Director of Services, Royal Voluntary Service, explains why one year on from the Long Term Plan, NHS volunteers are more important than ever Last year, the NHS Long Term plan announced a commitment to double the num... more >

NHS Providers: More must be done to address health inequalities

25.02.20: Following the release of the Health Foundation’s report, Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, NHS Providers’ Deputy Chief Executive Saffron Cordery has expressed her disappointment at widening health inequalities.... more >

Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24.02.20: Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes throug... more >

New pharmacy referral service to avoid hospital readmission

24.02.20: Managing a patient’s medicines after a hospital discharge can often be a careful balancing act, with new prescriptions sometimes causing side effects or interacting with existing treatments, leading to potential hospital readmissions. ... more >

Echocardiography: Awareness, accessibility and acceleration

24.02.20: Keith Pearce, President of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), discusses improving access to echocardiography in primary care for structural heart diseases. The UK’s population is ageing. Statistics by the Office for Nation... more >

New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

20.02.20: Leading researchers and businesses based in the UK are being supported to work closer together to develop treatments and cures for those facing life-threatening conditions, courtesy of a new £10m government funding scheme. The UK is h... more >

Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

19.02.20: Personalised medicines to treat unique cancers and diseases are set to become more prevalent in healthcare as the introduction of the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill allows NHS hospitals to develop and utilised these specialised, innovative m... more >

University of Exeter receive £152k diabetes research grant

19.02.20: Researchers at the University of Exeter have received a grant of £152,000 over two years from Diabetes UK to fund investigations into how manipulating specific brain cells can impact the body’s response to changes in blood sugar leve... more >

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Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24/02/2020Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategi... 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 >