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NHS approved to use breathing aid to assist coronavirus patients

30.03.20: A breathing aid which can aid Covid-19 patients and prevent them from needing intensive care treatment has been approved for use in the NHS by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The breathing aid, known as Conti... more >

NHS to open two more new hospitals to support coronavirus efforts

30.03.20: Two new additional NHS Nightingale hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more coronavirus patients, according to NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens. The two new sites, based at Birmingham’s N... more >

Temporary registration granted to 11,800 doctors by GMC

27.03.20: Following an official request by the UK government, the General Medical Council (GMC) has granted temporary registration to 11,856 doctors who had left the profession. This means the doctors are now licensed to practice medicine again in th... more >

Matt Hancock: ‘We are more indebted than ever to NHS staff’

27.03.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has lauded NHS staff during his response to the healthcare service’s recently released workforce statistics, which demonstrated an increase in the number of nurses and doctors. Compared with figures from... more >

Health Education England announce new Chief Executive

26.03.20: Health Education England (HEE) have announced it will appoint Dr Navina Evans as the organisation’s new Chief Executive following a rigorous interview process. Beginning a period of phased introduction to HEE from April 1, 2020, Dr Ev... more >

Government calls for rapid ambulance sanitising solutions

26.03.20: Is your company working on an innovative or novel solution to clean ambulances quicker? Well, then Government want to hear from you. That’s the message coming out of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) who are looking to work... more >

DHSC doing ‘everything it can’ to secure access to medicines

25.03.20: As the UK continues to battle against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, there continues to be a real need to ensure that medicines supply chains are maintained to their most efficient levels possible. Continued access to safe and effective... more >

NPA Chief Executive: Praise for pharmacists welcomed

25.03.20: After Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a point of publicly thanking “those who usually don’t get mentioned, including pharmacists” the Chief Executive of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), Mark Lyonette, welcomed the pr... more >

More than 170,000 volunteers sign up to assist the NHS

25.03.20: Following rallying cries from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, calling for an army of 250,000 volunteers, he has seen the British people respond: with more than 170,000 people already signed up to work for the NHS volunteer scheme amid the ong... more >

Health Secretary unveils NHS Nightingale field hospital in London

25.03.20: East London’s ExCeL Centre is set to be turned into a makeshift NHS field hospital, dubbed NHS Nightingale, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The exhibition space, which is more accust... more >

NHS Professionals launches rapid response staff bank protocol

24.03.20: In light of the ongoing challenges facing the NHS due to the coronavirus outbreak, NHS Professionals has launched the Covid-19 Rapid Response, a staff bank protocol designed to enable qualified nurses and healthcare professionals to move quickly... more >

NHS England to undertake CCG powers to support coronavirus efforts

24.03.20: Following the publication of a national directive by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England has been legally directed to take on extensive powers typically held by clinical commissioning groups to support efforts in tackling the o... more >

Minister for Care calls upon recruitment agencies

24.03.20: Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately MP, has penned a letter to recruitment agencies operating with the health and social care workforce, calling on them to work with NHS and social care providers to help support the battle against the ongo... more >

Projects awarded £10.5m to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

23.03.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has began funding the first round of six new projects to the tune of £10.5m, as the UK government looks to speed up testing of a vaccine, development of new therapies and improving our understanding of how... more >

Royal Papworth Hospital performs world first heart-lung transplant

23.03.20: A specialist transplant team at Royal Papworth Hospital have successfully completed the world’s first transplant of a Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) heart-lung bloc. The life-saving operation was carried out on a 25-year-old p... 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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How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

20/03/2020How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

Indie Dhariwal, Wellbeing Facilitator at Living Well Taking Control Living with a chronic condition puts huge pressure on both the body and mind. Not only can it pre... 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 >