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Minister for Care publishes adult social winter plan

21.09.20: The Minister for Care, Helen Whatley, has today (21st Sept) published a letter to local authorities in relation to the adult social care winter plan. She begins by saying many will have seen the Director of Social Care Delivery Stuart Mille...

Sir James Bevan: Investing in nature could save NHS billions annually

08.09.20: As part of a speech at University College London (UCL), Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan is set to say universal access to a healthy natural environment could save the NHS billions of pounds a year in treatment costs. Coin...

NHS Property Services publishes Corporate Social Responsibility update

21.08.20: NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has published its first update to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, as part of continued efforts to improve the lives of patients and communities up and down the country. Launched in 2018...

Public Health England set to be replaced by new national institute

18.08.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly set to replace Public Health England with a new national institute as part of a range of measures he is due to announce in a speech on the future of public health as a result of the coronavirus pa...

Health Secretary Matt Hancock highlights significant achievements

30.07.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has illustrated the significant achievements and key lessons to be learnt within our healthcare system as we move into the future, as part of a speech at the Royal College of Physicians. Opening his speech with...

Respiratory conditions: Reducing mortality rates and closing the gap on health inequalities

22.07.20: Jennifer Watts, Interim Programme Director for System Support and Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)   Respiratory disease affects 1 in 5 people and is the third biggest cause of death in En...

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...

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Minister for Care publishes adult social winter plan

21/09/2020Minister for Care publishes adult social winter plan

The Minister for Care, Helen Whatley, has today (21st Sept) published a letter to local authorities in relation to the adult social care winter p... more >
Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing po... more >
Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

21/09/2020Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation It’s impossible to switch on the news without hearing about how ... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read 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 th... more > more last word articles >

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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the excess death rate. It is important that we identify effective, supporti... more >
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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

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. 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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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