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Women power usage and uptake of myGP®

18.10.17: Advertisement Feature: Lemarie Moses, product manager of myGP, outlines the app's potential to transform the lives of families across the UK. New data from leading health tech specialist iPLATO Healthcare has revealed that women are driv...

Why don’t you write to your patients

11.10.17: The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), Professor Derek Alderson, talks about writing letters to patients with absolutely no ‘Surgspeak’ and the possibilities for advances in voice recognition technology to support this...

Digital NHS: from press release to reality

04.10.17: NHE’s Josh Mines reports from NHS Expo 2017, where the digital transformation of the health service was at the top of the agenda.  Unsurprisingly, the topic of digital transformation and the future modernisation of NHS records, s...

Maximising vaccine storage safety

04.09.17: Ian Harbinson, marketing manager at Lec Medical, discusses the importance of safe vaccine storage and the developments within medical refrigeration designed for the NHS. There are daily headlines surrounding the NHS, its funding and, of cou...

Good procurement is the shared responsibility of all staff

31.08.17: As a new report this month points to the ‘huge differences in the amounts different trusts are paying for similar surgical products’, Peter Akid, director of procurement at NHS Shared Business Services, explains how the Getting It Ri...

Securing the health service with openness and transparency

08.08.17: Mike Lees, head of business security at Barnsley Hospital NHS FT, talks to NHE about the organisation’s innovative approach to securing the trust’s estate. From left to right: Lisa Corbridge, Trust LSMS; Mike Lees, head of busin...

Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

08.08.17: Phil Richardson, Dorset STP lead director, explains why primary and community care are at the heart of the area’s transformation efforts. As one of the recently announced accountable care systems, Dorset STP is fortunate to have a wor...

Pursuing the best possible health for the people we serve

04.08.17: Professor John Middleton (pictured), president of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), looks at the opportunities and challenges facing public health reform in the UK. The FPH is the standard-setting body for specialist public health in the...

Data explosion and ageing population meet in the hospital

02.08.17: Eran David, chief technology officer of iMDsoft, talks about how current trends may affect healthcare trust operations in the future. It is breathtaking to read the statistics highlighting the sheer growth of data that is being captured glo...

Continuing to shine a light on workforce race equality

01.08.17: Yvonne Coghill OBE, NHS England’s director, Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Implementation, explains that we need to celebrate that the health service wants to embrace and tackle the difficult race equality agenda. “One...

A supplier network fit for an integrated sector

01.08.17: NHE’s Luana Salles outlines everything health and care organisations need to know to prepare for the switch from the legacy N3 to a new, interoperable connectivity network with a rich offer of suppliers. The NHS is undergoing major tr...

A welcome signal on the future of medicines

28.07.17: Just before NHE went to press, Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark issued a letter entitled ‘the UK wants to continue to work with the EU on medicines’. David Stevenson reports on this and recent discussions around Brexit. An “impo...

Get ready to do it all over again

25.07.17: NHE hears from Jim Mackey and Lord Carter of Coles about the ongoing efficiency challenge. At Confed17, Jim Mackey and Simon Stevens both commended the health sector for its efforts in the past 12 months to break even financially in 2016-17...

Breaking down silos at the Commissioning Show

21.07.17: NHE’s Luana Salles and Josh Mines report from this year’s Commissioning Show, co-located with Health+Care, which served to highlight that isolated working is now a thing of the past. Clinical commissioning, like the rest of the...

Financing options explained: How to control capital expenditure on healthcare equipment

17.07.17: It is no secret that budgetary constraints in healthcare are, to put it mildly, tight. Despite best efforts to centralise, rationalise and undersize NHS spending, the enormous and perennial top-down financial pressures inevitably filter down to...

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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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Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

18/10/2017Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

With the NHS facing unprecedented demand and difficult working conditions, it’s incredible that the workforce across the country still delivers great care to patients every single day. Requiring care is never a pleasant experience, but having a brilliant member of staff look after can make a huge difference to a quick recovery. For that reason, it’s important to recognise the support staff who work so hard to give patients p... more >
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Make doing the right thing easy

11/10/2017Make doing the right thing easy

Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) researc... more >
STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

11/10/2017STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, on a new app set to support speech and la... more >
The value of health creation

11/10/2017The value of health creation

Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Alliance, outlines the many benefits of investing in health creation. We live in one of the riche... more >
Developing a new type of think tank

11/10/2017Developing a new type of think tank

James Roach of the National Collaborative Group explains how the new and unique think tank is moving from rhetoric to action in order to help del... more >
A digital framework that works for the NHS

09/10/2017A digital framework that works for the NHS

In response to the ever-increasing opportunities to use innovative digital technology to carry out essential admin tasks, NHS Shared Business Ser... more >

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Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >
Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >