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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board rep... 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 th... read more >

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  • 07/11/2018Data: the oil of the digital age

    Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, reviews the government’s digital and data vision for the NHS. Digital technologies could transform healthcare over the...
  • 10/10/2018Recoup and recover

    The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, the NHS should be no different. Stephen Sutcliffe...
  • 10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

    Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Supply Chain’s objective is to ensure that patients and...
  • 10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

    Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from digitisation. Matt Hancock has made no secret of his...
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  • 02/12/2016Greater Manchester: 30 years ahead

    Jon Rouse, the new chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, speaks to NHE’s Luana Salles about the region’s latest and...
  • 01/10/2015Inbox – September-October 2015

    From: Morris Heseltine Subject: Revised contract to be given to all junior doctors – NHS Employers Perhaps Mr Mortimer [CEO of NHS Employers]...
  • 19/08/2015Paramedic workforce crisis

    If universities and governing bodies introduced more courses that allowed shortened courses for already skilled workers, for example nursing to...
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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond doubt or dispute, other than in government, th... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Rules of engagement

01/10/2018Rules of engagement

Using technology to increase patient engagement in their own care is a priority for health system... more >
Navigate your way to cyber resilience

01/10/2018Navigate your way to cyber resilience

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman at IT Gove... more >

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‘Standing at a crossroads’: Health chief warns future of NHS integration risks being monopolised

15/11/2018‘Standing at a crossroads’: Health chief warns future of NHS integration risks being monopolised

Addressing delegates as his organisation’s summit, the chief executive of NHS Partners Network David Hare has warned today that “it&r... more >
Capita must be stripped of ‘shambolic’ national contract after failing to send over 48,000 letters

15/11/2018Capita must be stripped of ‘shambolic’ national contract after failing to send over 48,000 letters

The BMA has written to NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens expressing “extreme concern” over Capita after being made aware that... more >
Workforce shortages now a bigger threat to the NHS than funding

15/11/2018Workforce shortages now a bigger threat to the NHS than funding

The health service’s staffing challenges have become so stark that they now present a bigger threat to the future of the NHS than cuts to f... more >