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Four Derbyshire CCGs consider merger to deal with £95m deficit

15.08.18: CCGs in Derbyshire are to discuss plans on how they can source £51m of savings. After a three-week public consultation period, which ended on Tuesday, Derbyshire’s four CCGs will meet on Friday to discuss whether they should mer... more >

Plans for single AO across three CCGs in doubt due to localism fears, but full merger still possible

15.08.18: Plans to create a single accountable officer (AO) for three major Leicestershire CCGs have been cast into doubt, as concerns were raised about a “loss of autonomy” and lack of governance for the bodies. East Leicestershire and R... more >

NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

15.08.18: Plans to expand the ‘GP at Hand’ smartphone app outside of London have been blocked by NHS chiefs citing patient safety concerns. The app allows patients to speak directly to their GP and make appointments with a practice via th... more >

CQC praise of former special-measures Sherwood FT marks start of ‘next stage of journey’

15.08.18: A Nottinghamshire trust that had previously been in special measures has gone through significant improvements, according to the health inspectorate. CQC inspectors found care provided by staff members at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT wa... more >

Listening to the frontline

15.08.18: Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and national medical director at Health Education England (HEE), shares insight into the work of her organisation and explores the ways in which we must prepare the NHS for its... more >

Medication without harm

15.08.18: The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Third Global Patient Safety Challenge, ‘Medication without harm,’ is ambitious, but it must not detract from the ongoing work of healthcare professionals, writes consultant pharmaci... more >

Population health for the 21st century

15.08.18: NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) chief executive David Hare discusses the themes covered at his organisation’s Confed18 panel debate on population health management and integrated care.  Population health management and integrated ca... more >

Stepping up the fight against AMR

15.08.18: Professor Mark Baker, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, explains what the organisation is doing to support the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the challenges that lie ahead. The global risk of AMR is clear. It... more >

The NHS is not an easy target

15.08.18: Helen Vernon, chief executive at NHS Resolution, talks about a recent court case which firmly demonstrates that there is no space for contempt, dishonesty and fraud in the NHS. As with all NHS organisations, the risk of fraud is a significa... more >

Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

14.08.18: Women and girls detained under the Mental Health Act are taking their lives at “appalling” rates, new figures have revealed. Data produced by the CQC in partnership with mental health charity Agenda found that women’s self... more >

Gloucestershire trust boss who treated NHS as a ‘cash machine’ jailed

13.08.18: A senior NHS manager who coaxed his trust for £650,000 to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed. Royston Dyke, 58, of Ivy Mews, Stroud Road, Gloucester, was the ringleader of a gang who defrauded Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Founda... more >

Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13.08.18: The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba said she was “whole-heartedly sorry” for mistakes that led to the death of a six-year-old b... more >

London GP surgery suspended by CQC after ‘significant safety concerns’

13.08.18: A London borough GP surgery has been suspended by the health inspectorate. CQC inspectors suspended the Staunton Group Practice in Wood Green, north London, following an inspection in May 2018 which highlighted “significant concerns&r... more >

Record-high number of non-urgent patients awaiting op as July piles on pressure

10.08.18: The number of patients waiting over a year for non-urgent surgery across England has risen to its highest rate in more than six years, performance figures show. With 3,517 patients waiting for their operation, mounting demand and pressure o... more >

Health bosses ditch plans to close down Yorskhire A&E, but campaigners fight back

10.08.18: Proposals to close A&E services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) have been scrapped by NHS bosses. Original plans looked to replace HRI with a smaller 64-bed unit and realign A&E services to Halifax. But following former health... more >

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Listening to the frontline

15/08/2018Listening to the frontline

Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and nat... more >
Medication without harm

15/08/2018Medication without harm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Third Global Patient Sa... more >


Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s... more >
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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Profes... 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 >