latest health care news

New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14.08.20: As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app with residents on the Isle of Wight and NHS Volunteer Responders across England. These trials wi... more >

Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14.08.20: Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which suggest as much as 6% of the population in England have already been infected with Covid-19 at some sta... more >

Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14.08.20: Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and their contacts, in line with the recognised metric of success for contact tracing services around the... more >

BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

13.08.20: As coronavirus and the restrictions and measures which were taken to counteract it put an increased strain on people’s mental health, the British Medical Association (BMA) has suggested there is an urgent need for further investment and in... more >

Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

13.08.20: Work on a new state-of-the-art £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit, being built in partnerships between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is now underway in... more >

Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

13.08.20: Following a review by Public Health England (PHE) into the methodology used to calculate the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK, a new single, consistent measure has been agreed. The announcement comes as daily publication of data on ... more >

New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12.08.20: A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations to purchase cost-effective IT solutions, potentially saving an estimated £75m. The Digital... more >

England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

12.08.20: “Your NHS needs you.” Those are the rallying words of Ruth May, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, ahead of A-Level results day as she calls for young people to consider a career studying nursing, joining thousands who have... more >

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12.08.20: Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this desc... more >

RCN welcomes additional funding but calls for further support

11.08.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has welcomed the extra funding for nursing apprenticeships announced by the Prime Minister, but have said more still needs to be done to achieve the Government’s ambitious target of 50,000 new nursing sta... more >

PM confirms NHS trusts included in £300m A&E upgrades funding

11.08.20: Ahead of the winter period, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the 117 NHS trusts set to benefit from an allocated share of £300m to upgrade A&E facilities. The new funding will help the NHS prepare for annual winter press... more >

NHS Test and Trace service extending local authority partnerships

11.08.20: NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England are set to strengthen local contract tracing efforts through an extension of their partnership with local authorities, aiming to reach more people testing positive for coronavirus and their conta... more >

Clinical trial demonstrates plaster cast effectiveness in young people

10.08.20: An NIHR-funded research study has demonstrated plaster casts to be just as effective at healing a common wrist fracture in young, active people as surgery, potentially reducing the number of young people requiring surgical procedures in the futu... more >

Long-term Covid-19 health impacts research study launched

10.08.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced one of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients. Backed by an award of £8.4m in funding by the... more >

Government commits £172m funding package for nursing apprentices

10.08.20: A new government funding package worth up to £172m has been outlined to help double the number of nursing apprentices in England, as the health service works towards its ambitious goal of delivering 50,000 more nurses by the end of the cur... more >

healthcare news by category

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

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 >

health service focus

View all News

comment

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 >

interviews

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 >

the scalpel's daily blog

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Fr... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >