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Birmingham tackling its biggest health challenges with new partnership

17.09.19: A new collaboration plans to speed up and improve research in the four main health challenges faced by the West Midlands, using real-time clinical trials and health data. This will include improvements to cancer care, maternity services, ch...

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT signs TUC Dying to Work charter

16.09.19: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust signed the Trade Union’s Congress (TUC) ‘Dying to Work’ charter today, making them the first hospital trust in the North East to get behind this campaign. The TUC’s &lsq...

NHS pension overhaul announced to help tackle workforce challenges

11.09.19: Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced a major overhaul of the NHS pension scheme, in efforts to prevent doctors cutting their hours in order to avoid tax penalties. Following recent changes, senior cl...

RCGP welcomes Government childhood vaccination strategy

19.08.19: Following the launch of the Government’s childhood vaccination strategy, aimed at tackling falling rates of vaccination among children and young people, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has welcomed the system-wide approach put for...

Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15.08.19: In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed freight service to ferry medicine to the UK from France. A £25m contract has been announced by government ministers for an ‘expre...

NHS SBS: Insourcing in the NHS

02.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   Phil Davies, procurement director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), explains how insourcing clinical services is one way NHS hospitals are looking to meet growing patient demand and red...

Better Care Fund policy framework for 2019 to 2020 released

29.07.19: The government has released the framework for the Better Care Fund, detailing how the fund will work in 2019 to 2020. Pooled funding for the Better Care Fund reached £6.4bn when it was renewed earlier this month. The fund pr...

NHS England annual assessment shows good progress

26.07.19: The annual assessment of NHS England for 2017 to 2018, and 2018 to 2019, has been published by the health and social care secretary. The assessment shows NHS England has either met, or is making good progress towards, 89% of the delive...

Scottish Government to provide £32m to help cut NHS waiting times

26.07.19: The NHS will receive a further £32m from the Scottish Government to help reduce waiting times, the cabinet health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced. The funds are in addition to the £70m funding announced in April and b...

NHS Providers praises Matt Hancock health secretary re-appointment

25.07.19: Deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, has responded to the re-appointment of Matt Hancock as secretary of state for health and social care by newly-appointed prime minister Boris Johnson. Ms Cordery said: “Matt Han...

Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

23.07.19: The long-awaited prevention green paper has been published by the government, including a host of policies targeting ill-health such as proposals tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets. The ‘Advancing our health: prevention in...

Five year funding framework for community pharmacy published

22.07.19: A five-year funding framework for community pharmacy has been published by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England.  Commenting on the agreement, Malcolm Har...

Health Education England goals for 2019-2020 defined in new mandate

12.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has been given its new mandate by the Government, defining the organisation’s goals and role in the coming 2019-2020 year. The mandate outlines HEE’s fundamental role in helping to improve the qual...

RCS responds to Nuffield Trust report on Northern Ireland

11.07.19: Mark Jones, vice chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s (RCS) Northern Ireland board, praised the valiant work of health and social care staff but repeated serious concerns over strain on healthcare services in Northern Irelan...

NHS England recommends uncapped PrEP trial access

08.07.19: NHS England have announced five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped number of places on the ongoing IMPACT Trial. This follows a meeting yesterday between Simon Stevens, ch...

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NHS dreams come true for Teeside cleaner

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GPhC to begin publishing pharmacy inspections reports publicly

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Lancaster University funds scientist for Alzheimer’s drug development

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Lancaster University have successfully generated enough funds through donations to fund a scientist to work on Alzheimer’s drug d... 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 e... read more >

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The NHS needs more senior women in leadership

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The gender pay gap in the NHS remains a hotly debated topic, especially as the final report from the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review approaches. Andrea Hester, deputy director of employment rel... more > more last word articles >

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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23/08/2019An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s ageing population   It’s no secret that the UK’s ageing population presents challenges for the NHS. The fact that we are living longer means greater de... more >
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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

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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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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NHS dreams come true for Teeside cleaner

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teeside cleaner

Over 20 years ago, a Teeside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering b... 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 >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... 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 far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >

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