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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...

Guidance aims to help NHS create environment to better support staff in safety investigations

04.07.19: NHS Resolution has stated that challenging and improving the NHS' workfplace culture is key to improving patient safety in their latest guidance. The need for the NHS to involve users of care services and staff in safety investigations...

NHS Providers head of policy calls for 'culture shift within NHS' to implement Patient Safety Strategy

02.07.19: Following the launch of the new NHS Patient Safety Strategy, setting out how the organisation seeks to achieve its vision to continuously improve patient safety, head of policy at NHS Providers, Amber Jabbal, called for a "culture shif...

Health secretary Matt Hancock reveals framework for improving cancer care

02.07.19: Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, revealed how the NHS will look to deliver on its commitments to improve early detection of cancer, with monitoring one-year survival playing a central role. The NHS Long Term Plan la...

Royal College of GPs chair responds to Primary Care Networks launch

01.07.19: Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, believes the newly-launched Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have "undeniable benefits, but there is no 'one size fits all' approach to solve GP pressures". PCNs are a key featu...

NHS in Wales welcomes £50m additional funding to cut waiting times

01.07.19: Nesta Lloyd-Jones, interim director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, has praised the Welsh Government’s announcement of £50m to cut waiting times in Wales. Health secretary Vaughan Gething had said the cash would come from govern...

NHS Clinical Commissioners respond to NHS Implementation Framework

28.06.19: The membership organisation for clinical commissioners, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), have responded positively to the new NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework. The paper, which outlines a ten-year strategy of improvement for t...

NHS Providers call for reform of property services after NAO report

27.06.19: NHS Providers, the membership organisation for frontline NHS services, has called for an overhaul in the health service’s management of property. The association recommends handing over control of property to NHS trusts them...

NHS Property responds to NAO report on debt recovery

26.06.19: NHS Property Services (NHSPS) have responded to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) criticising their ability to collect outstanding debts, saying the current system is “not working effectively.” The report highlights th...

NHS Providers says more to be done to support equality and diversity

25.06.19: Following the publication of a report by the General Medical Council on the disproportionate referrals of BAME doctors to fitness to practice processes, NHS Providers have called for greater efforts to be made in supporting equality an...

NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson gives his verdict on NHS long-term plan legislative report

24.06.19: Following the release today of the Health and Social Care Committee report, NHS long-term plan: legislative proposals, chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, expressed his support for the published legislative proposal. Mr Hopson s...

Day two at Confed19 in Manchester: what did we learn?

21.06.19: The second day of the Confed19 conference, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, saw a number of prominent guest speakers take to the stage. Alongside the main stage discussions, a number of breakout sessions ran throughout the day...

SIX things we learned from day one at Confed19

19.06.19: Confed19 kicked off in Manchester today, with NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson CBE calling for collaboration and change. Confed19 is the annual national healthcare conference, with speakers and industry professionals from acr...

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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17/07/2019HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working ... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17/07/2019East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspec... 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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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 bey... more > more last word articles >

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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... 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

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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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

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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 >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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