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1.4 million British adults using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions

11.11.19: The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has today (Nov 11th) welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines relating to the prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting... more >

Increasing awareness of HIV in the over 50s

08.11.19: Bath and North East Somerset’s Public Health team is supporting AgeUK’s campaign to raise awareness of the rising rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and North East S... more >

RCM Scotland are calling for more advanced perinatal mental health training

08.11.19: Scottish midwives are calling for more advanced training, specifically around perinatal mental health (PMH) to improve support they can give to pregnant women and new mothers. A new survey of midwives, looking into how prepared midwives are... more >

RSPH and CIMSPA form new health and fitness partnership

08.11.19: A new strategic partnership between the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has been set up to strengthen focus on health and fitness in the UK. Alongside the announcem... more >

Paramedic university degree to boost patient care

07.11.19: A university degree designed to further develop patient care and paramedic training opportunities will be available at five universities across Scotland. The new Paramedic BSc degree was announced yesterday (7 Nov) by the Scottish Ambulance... more >

Cancer Research discovers Vitamin D influences melanoma cells

07.11.19: Cancer Research scientists have discovered Vitamin D influences the behaviour of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive. The research has come from the University of Leeds who found that vitamin D influences the behaviour... more >

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for 'radical change' in approach to drug use

07.11.19: The Scottish Affairs Committee have carried out a comprehensive inquiry into problematic drug use in Scotland, and published their report. The rise in drug deaths in Scotland has reached an all-time high of 1,187 deaths last year and the re... more >

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to start... more >

Swim England 'swimming saves NHS £357m a year'

06.11.19: Swimming in the UK Is having a huge impact on the health and social care system, as new research reveals it saves the NHS more than £357m a year. Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, published a Value of Swimming re... more >

NHS online training to reduce time spent in hospital

06.11.19: A collaboration between NHS England and Health Education England will help service and care staff to reduce hospital delays for patients. Today (Nov 6) the two organisations have launched ActNow, an e-learning tool to work on getting people... more >

Multi-million-pound investment in Occupational Therapy at the University of Sunderland

06.11.19: The University of Sunderland will now be responsible for producing an army of professionals dedicated to supporting service users with interventions that improve their daily lives. The University now delivers a full cycle of health programm... more >

NHS Providers: Mental health services need action to reduce pressures

06.11.19: Following an independent report commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, calling for improvements to reduce the number of people receiving care far from their homes and relieving significant pressures on mental health. In respons... more >

Glasgow scientists leading next generation of radiotherapy research

05.11.19: Expert scientists in Glasgow have been awarded a huge funding pot from Cancer Research UK to develop new radiotherapy technologies and trial techniques that could save the lives of cancer sufferers in the future. Over the next five years, &... more >

2,250 inpatients with learning disabilities or autism to be given case reviews

05.11.19: Over the next 12 months every patient with autism or a learning disability in a mental health hospital will have their case reviewed, announced today (Nov 5th) by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock. The government will commit, as... more >

New NHS research could give athletes competitive edge

04.11.19: Orthopaedic specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee (GJNH) have carried out a study which could give elite cyclists a competitive edge through using a shorter pedal crank. A state-of-the-art motion capture system, used by GJNH Orthopaedic Researc... 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 >