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Kindness is key to overcoming Covid-19 crisis

26.05.20: Nuno Albuquerque, Group Treatment Lead, UK Addiction Treatment Group, explains why your mental health is just as important as washing your hands “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius S... more >

UK study to examine Covid-19 impact on blood cancer patients

26.05.20: A new UK study is being launched by IMPACT to examine how patients receiving stem cell transplants for blood cancers and blood disorders react to severe Covid-19 infections. The study will be led by Dr Giovanna Lucchini from Great Ormond St... more >

Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26.05.20: Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study also found that, over eight years, the number of people diagnosed with... more >

Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

26.05.20: Local authorities are set to be supported by £300m government funding to work alongside local NHS providers and other stakeholders, as part of the new test and trace service in England for coronavirus. As part of the funding, each loc... more >

Five new research centres to improve patient access to clinical research

22.05.20: Five new regional Patient Recruitment Centre sites are set to be hosted by NHS trusts across the country, providing patients with an improved access to clinical research opportunities in regions including the North East and North Cumbria, B... more >

New treatment for advanced breast cancer given NICE recommendation

22.05.20: As part of NICE’s newly released draft guidance, the drug atezolizumab has been recommended for treating patients with a type of breast cancer, known as triple negative breast cancer, that has spread to other parts of the body. The po... more >

NHS fees scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

22.05.20: Following pressure from MPs, NHS staff and care workers from overseas are set to be exempt from paying an extra charge towards the health service. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the PM had requested the Home Office and... more >

Health charities to receive £22m government funding support

22.05.20: Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced £22m of government funding will be awarded to mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities to help support their work during the current coron... more >

Housing association freeing up bed space to help ease NHS pressures

21.05.20: Words provided by Home Group, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive One of the UK’s largest housing associations has freed up essential bed space within its portfolio in-order-to ease bed pressure on the NHS. Home Gro... more >

Health Foundation: 'Ramifications to young people’s longer-term health’

21.05.20: Based on a report by the Resolution Foundation, the Health Foundation have warned of potential impacts on the longer-term health outcomes of different age groups, and in particular young people, as a result of the current coronavirus outbre... more >

Coronavirus bereavement scheme extended by Home Office

21.05.20: The Home Office has announced it will extend its bereavement scheme to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting Covid-19. As part of the scheme, those families and dependant... more >

Why an online healthcare masters is key to career progression

21.05.20: The University of Glasgow offers a whole host of healthcare online degrees designed to promote your skills and progress your career. Join us and make your mark today. Against a backdrop of increasingly aging populations and advancing medica... more >

Researchers discover new endometrial cancer detection method

20.05.20: Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Uniersity of Manchester and the Federal University of Rio Grande de Norte (UFRN) have confirmed a new non-invasive test which can be used to help with early detection of endometrial ca... more >

CQC publishes its first insight document into Covid-19 pressures

20.05.20: In order to help share insight, ask key questions and encourage collaboration throughout the UK health sector, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the first of its insight document into pressures caused by the current coronaviru... more >

Welsh NHS Confederation: Testing only part of the response

20.05.20: As the Welsh Government announced an expansion to testing capacities for coronavirus, the Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation Darren Hughes has stressed the importance of recognising that testing forms just one aspect of our complete Covid-1... 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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Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26/05/2020Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study ... 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 >