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RCN launches independent governance review

04.02.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has started an independent review of its internal decision-making process and governance. The review will be led by the Centre for Public Scrutiny and was called by members during RCN Congress in 2019 foll...

Review of gender identity services for young people welcomed by RCPCH

03.02.20: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has responded to NHS England’s review of gender identity development services. The review of services comes after NHS England put in place a new service specification for gender identi...

Health data sharing and public trust still uncertain, research finds

28.01.20: Experts from the University of Manchester have published a report on digital trust today (Jan 28) outlining that NHS, government, universities and companies must work harder to protect health data and maintain public trust in health research. ...

Two major NHS services complete ‘Cloud first’ migration

27.01.20: The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) are the latest in public services to complete their move to the cloud, making services more efficient and secure. Around 18 million referrals are dealt with each year...

NHS Confederation responds to Queen’s Speech

19.12.19: The Queen’s Speech was announced today outlining the NHS as a key focus area for this government, highlighting that for the first time, the NHS multi-year funding settlement will be enshrined in law. The workforce of the NHS, a c...

Royal College of Nursing responds to the General Election

13.12.19: The results of the 2019 General Election have been announced today (Dec 13) with a Conservative party majority. Responding to the results, Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has said pr...

Royal College of General Practitioners call for “urgent reform of tax system”

22.11.19: A statement released by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) criticises plans made earlier this week which outlined the policy for the NHS to pay senior clinicians tax bills to avoid winter understaffing. In the statement...

RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20.11.19: The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 General Election manifesto outlined how the next UK government needs to address the critical issues f...

General Election manifesto launched by pharmaceutical industry

14.11.19: The Association of The British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a General Election 2020 Manifesto for Medicine. ABPI employs over 63,000 people and invests £4.3bn in UK research and development, the result of which is 7,000...

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO...

Possible drop in life expectancy due to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s...

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS...

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu...

Cannabis Patient Advocacy and Support Services launched in light of announcement

12.11.19: Following the announcement on Monday 11th of November that 1.4 million British adults use street cannabis to treat chronic medical conditions, a new patient advocacy organisation has been launched. The organisation will focus on support and...

RSPH launches Public Health Manifesto ahead of general election

12.11.19: The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has written an open letter to all standing parties in the upcoming election, to protect public health and promote wellbeing. The letter outlines the most pressing public health issues that the RSP...

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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 e... read more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

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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 health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

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Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
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 conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
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 steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

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