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Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

15.11.19: Front-line emergency services will have some pressure eased this festive period in Wigan town centre. A nightlight safety scheme will be piloted from Saturday 16th of November. The service will cover the King Street and Wallgate area and wi... more >

Doctor wellbeing solutions could make UK a ‘model for the world’

15.11.19: A report for the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that existing good practice on supporting doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety should be applied more widely. Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia were asked to carry ou... more >

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15.11.19: - PRESS RELEASE -   Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spine of the North of England. As such, it is a r... more >

General Election manifesto launched by pharmaceutical industry

14.11.19: The Association of The British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a General Election 2020 Manifesto for Medicine. ABPI employs over 63,000 people and invests £4.3bn in UK research and development, the result of which is 7,000... more >

Melanoma cancer treatment continuing to advance

14.11.19: Current treatments for the deadliest form of skin cancer melanoma could be improved by using approaches that terminate the ‘survival system’ of cancer cells according to a study published by Nature Communications today (Nov 14th). ... more >

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO... more >

Drop in life expectancy thanks to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s... more >

Alzheimer’s Research UK says political parties need to ‘face up to the challenge’

14.11.19: One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetimes, unless new treatments and preventions are developed. With this reality in mind, Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for all political parties to commit just 1% of... more >

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year nominee from Bolton

13.11.19: A social worker from the North Bolton Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) has been shortlisted as one of the seven finalists in their category at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards. The nominee is Amanda Stewart, a mental health... more >

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS... more >

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu... more >

Cannabis Patient Advocacy and Support Services launched in light of announcement

12.11.19: Following the announcement on Monday 11th of November that 1.4 million British adults use street cannabis to treat chronic medical conditions, a new patient advocacy organisation has been launched. The organisation will focus on support and... more >

Dementia patients in Wales to benefit from cannula sleeves

12.11.19: Dementia cannula sleeves, devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia, have been issued to The Welsh Ambulance Service for the first time. The new sleeves are used to keep dementia patients from panicking and pulling needles fro... more >

RSPH launches Public Health Manifesto ahead of general election

12.11.19: The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has written an open letter to all standing parties in the upcoming election, to protect public health and promote wellbeing. The letter outlines the most pressing public health issues that the RSP... more >

Kidney disease and cardiovascular risk could be predicted with simple blood test

12.11.19: A study published today (Nov 12th) in Nature Medicine led by the University of Glasgow, has highlighted that a simple blood test, which could effortlessly be adopted habitually in the NHS, is a more efficient way of measuring both kidney and car... 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’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

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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 >


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’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual... more >

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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of comm... 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 >