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Digital maternity notes introduced in NHS Highland

19.11.19: NHS Highland have introduced the roll out of entirely digital medical notes for pregnant women being cared for in NHS Highland hospitals. Expectant mums and their health professionals will now be able to access their medical notes through a...

“Innovative” mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students

18.11.19: A new mental health service aimed at Greater Manchester’s students is to be announced at an event this evening (Nov 18). The service aims to help students overcome significant mental illness, such as psychosis, depression, personality...

Ending social care crisis is a ‘critical priority’ for health leaders

18.11.19: UK health leaders are demanding an end to the neglect on social care, claiming NHS patient care is suffering as a result. The NHS Confederation leads the Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations and are calling for a su...

Doctor wellbeing solutions could make UK a ‘model for the world’

15.11.19: A report for the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that existing good practice on supporting doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety should be applied more widely. Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia were asked to carry ou...

Dementia patients in Wales to benefit from cannula sleeves

12.11.19: Dementia cannula sleeves, devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia, have been issued to The Welsh Ambulance Service for the first time. The new sleeves are used to keep dementia patients from panicking and pulling needles fro...

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...

Paramedic university degree to boost patient care

07.11.19: A university degree designed to further develop patient care and paramedic training opportunities will be available at five universities across Scotland. The new Paramedic BSc degree was announced yesterday (7 Nov) by the Scottish Ambulance...

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for 'radical change' in approach to drug use

07.11.19: The Scottish Affairs Committee have carried out a comprehensive inquiry into problematic drug use in Scotland, and published their report. The rise in drug deaths in Scotland has reached an all-time high of 1,187 deaths last year and the re...

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to start...

Swim England 'swimming saves NHS £357m a year'

06.11.19: Swimming in the UK Is having a huge impact on the health and social care system, as new research reveals it saves the NHS more than £357m a year. Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, published a Value of Swimming re...

NHS online training to reduce time spent in hospital

06.11.19: A collaboration between NHS England and Health Education England will help service and care staff to reduce hospital delays for patients. Today (Nov 6) the two organisations have launched ActNow, an e-learning tool to work on getting people...

New NHS research could give athletes competitive edge

04.11.19: Orthopaedic specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee (GJNH) have carried out a study which could give elite cyclists a competitive edge through using a shorter pedal crank. A state-of-the-art motion capture system, used by GJNH Orthopaedic Researc...

NHS Foundation Trust urges people to join free pulmonary rehabilitation programme

04.11.19: Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) are encouraging people with lung disease to take part in free activity and advice sessions. Individuals suffering from lung disease in West Essex can “dramatically improve their...

Women using painkillers in childbirth drops 6% in a decade

01.11.19: NHS Digital published a report yesterday (Oct 31) on NHS Maternity Statistics, with detailed information on care in NHS hospitals in England received before, during and after delivery from the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) database. Th...

Palliative care volunteering – Lancaster Uni

30.10.19: Source: NHE Oct/Nov 2019    Professor Catherine Walshe, head of health research at Lancaster University and an expert in palliative and end-of-life care, explains the benefits of investing in end-of-life care volunteers in ho...

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

20/11/2019RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 G... more >
NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20/11/2019NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered th... more >
London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20/11/2019London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating publishe... 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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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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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ funding settlement and the Long Term Plan will heighten expectations of what the health service can be ... 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 >
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 >
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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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 >
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 >