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New nationwide dental education and training movement set out

17.10.19: A widespread engagement exercise is beginning to ensure the workfare delivering future dental services meets the requirements and expectations of patients and the priorities set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Professor Simon Gregory, HEE&rs... more >

Offer NHS cancer screenings during lunch breaks to halt falling attendances, report recommends

16.10.19: Up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved if NHS screening programmes were offered in a wider variety of locations and times, according to recent findings by Prof Sir Mike Richards. Sir Richards, a former national cancer director and chief i... more >

Northumbria NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

16.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust an Outstanding rating for the second time. The trust provides community care, mental health services and secondary care for around 500,000 people acro... more >

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for... more >

CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

15.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and social care in England. Certain concerned were raised, particularly with regards to ease of acce... more >

NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

14.10.19: Towns and areas with ‘homeless hotspots’ are set to receive NHS investment in specialist mental health care. The NHS will provide more care for rough sleepers across the country by giving specific support to their mental health.... more >

NHS Providers: New mental health taskforce welcome

11.10.19: Following the announcement by NHS England of a new taskforce to improve specialist mental health services, NHS Providers have praised the move but also warned that we must also remain realistic about how quickly progress can be made. ... more >

NHS taskforce aimed at young people’s mental health, learning disability and autism care

10.10.19: NHS Chief Simon Stevens has announced today (October 10) the setting up of a new taskforce to improve current specialist children and young people’s mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. This forms part of... more >

NHS Western Isles to introduce Uist dental ‘hub’ within 18 months

10.10.19: NHS Western Isles has announced that a new dental hub for patients in Uist is set to be introduced within the next 18 months, centralising NHS dental services for the area. As part of the scheme, NHS Western Isles said the new facility... more >

RCN responds to damning childhood obesity report

10.10.19: As part of her final work as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies, has published a report named ‘Time to solve childhood obesity’. The report is aimed at politicians and policy makers rather than parents and c... more >

Bedford Hospital recruits Australian nurses to address staff shortages

10.10.19: After Brexit uncertainty saw nearly all of its Spanish nursing staff leave in February, Bedford Hospital launched a successful recruitment drive which will now see some 237 Australian nurses arrive to work at the hospital. Council... more >

NHS to introduce support plan for whistle-blowers

09.10.19: NHS England members of staff who call to attention any malpractice will be supported through new dedicated system. If any doctor, nurse of NHS worker across the country was to raise the alarm on poor or unsafe practice within the NHS, they... more >

Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09.10.19: 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 communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are mana... more >

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has... more >

NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

08.10.19: Hayley Clark, the acting head of development and impact at the NSPCC, talks about the significant gap in support services for children who have been sexually abused and the Home Office’s new framework for commissioners. The complex an... more >

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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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NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took st... 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 >