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Robotic lung surgery reaches 150 procedure milestone

12.12.19: More than 150 robotic lung surgery operations have been carried out by specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital. The dedicated thoracic (lung) robot has been assisting surgeons at the heart and lung centre for the past 18 months... more >

New Centre for Advanced Measurement Research and Health Translation opened

11.12.19: The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the medicine, food and drink and high-value manufacturing sectors. It comes following a partnership be... more >

RSPH responds to research on activity equivalent calorie labelling

11.12.19: The University of Loughborough published research findings yesterday (Dec 10) showing that labelling foods with the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories, could lead to healthier choices. Physical Activity Calorie Equi... more >

Innovative decontamination unit launched by Leicester NHS Trust

10.12.19: The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has launched the UK’s largest mobile decontamination unit at Glenfield General Hospital. The Leicester NHS Trust has joined forces with mobile medical unit provider EMS Healthcare and Ca... more >

10,000 blood pressure tests rolled out by the British Heart Foundation

10.12.19: Funded by The British Heart Foundation, more than 10,000 people in Cheshire and Merseyside have had their blood pressure tested to raise health awareness. Across the region of Cheshire and Merseyside around 550,000 people are thought to hav... more >

NHS Providers releases new briefing to overcome workforce challenges

10.12.19: NHS Providers has today (Dec 10) released a bold new briefing on how trusts and system partners can meet local population needs and overcome workforce challenges. According to the NHS Providers’ briefing, making the move to integrated... more >

NHS Supply Chain appoint new CFO for SCCL management function

09.12.19: NHS Supply Chain have announced the appointment of Colin McCready as chief financial officer of Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the organisation’s management function. Mr McCready will also be appointed as a company dir... more >

MS Society announces 13 new tech projects worth £1.3m

06.12.19: Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society) announced this week (Dec 3) that they are committed to raising £1.3m to fund 13 new research projects with ‘technology at the forefront’. Included in the projects is research into MS... more >

Nuffield Trust: One in four hospital staff born outside of the UK

06.12.19: New statistics analysed by Nuffield Health show that people born outside the UK make up for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK. The figures come from the Office for N... more >

Moulding The Future With 3D Printing

06.12.19: Source : NHE Nov/Dec   Professor Peter Marsden, head of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCLH 3D printing is a relatively new technology with a rapidly growing number of applications. However, scientists and... more >

Six Ways Technology Is Benefiting The Older Generation

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   According to Age UK, loneliness has been associated with a 40% increased risk of dementia. Research has also found that only around 10% of people aged 50+ take part in a sporting activity... more >

Staff health and wellbeing is the key to ‘Our Health Heroes’ delivering great patient care

05.12.19: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses last week’s Our Health Heroes Awards. We find unsung heroes in all walks of life. Ind... more >

Fracture prevention rates improved through collaboration

05.12.19: A partnership between the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and Newcastle and Gateshead CCG has resulted in significantly enhanced fracture prevention rates for the local population and significant... more >

Diabetes UK calls for better pre-pregnancy and antenatal support

05.12.19: Charity organisation, Diabetes UK, has revealed data from their latest audit highlighting that only one in eight women with diabetes have access to risk-reducing pregnancy preparations. The 2017/2018 National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) au... more >

Community pharmacists to expand role in patient care

04.12.19: 613 Greater Manchester community pharmacies have signed up to a new national scheme, which will see patient consultations booked via NHS 111 for the very first time. The scheme launched on the 29th of October is part of major plans to boost... 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 >


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07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

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Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

11/12/2019Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control With the rise of large digital players in the healthcare system, the way patients are receiving... 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 >