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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...

Introducing intelligent care navigation

27.06.17: Established in 2006, iPLATO’s solutions have proven to improve patient access to healthcare and early diagnosis, enabling powerful health promotion and support for citizens living with long-term conditions. iPLATO Healthcare has been...

Third-party maintenance providers: An unfulfilled potential for patients and paymasters

27.06.17: The International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS) outlines the benefits of Independent Service Operators in servicing and maintaining medical imaging equipment. Diagnostic Medical Imaging (DI) is part of...

Community pharmacy: a vital link

27.06.17: Adam Irvine, chief executive of Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC), explains how, unlike many sustainability and transformation plan (STP) areas, community pharmacy has an active voice in all the region’s key forums. ...

Getting our priorities right: a step towards a longer-term view

16.06.17: Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), comments on the recent Lords Select Committee report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. The recent Lords Select Committee report on the lo...

A time to complain?

13.06.17: A Freedom of Information (FoI) investigation by NHE has revealed that over the last five years ‘quality of care’ complaints have increased at mental health trusts in England. Josh Mines analyses the findings. Improving mental he...

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London trust told to improve for third time in three years

17/08/2017London trust told to improve for third time in three years

A major London NHS trust has been told by inspectors that it needs to urgently improve after it received its third ‘Requires Improvement&rs... more >
Third of trainee GPs not planning to work in NHS general practice

17/08/2017Third of trainee GPs not planning to work in NHS general practice

Only two-thirds of trainee GPs are planning to go on to work in general practice in the NHS, a new study has today warned. The research carr... more >
Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

17/08/2017Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

The NHS’s longest serving CEO Sir Leonard Fenwick has been sacked by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT (NUT) for “gross misconduct... more >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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Your personality, your leadership

Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was ch... more > more last word articles >
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Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27/07/2017Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven’s recent announcement to ‘turbo-boost’ sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) provides a welcome shot-in-the-arm for those across the system who are ... more >
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Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08/08/2017Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get ... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharma... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04/08/2017Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of ... more >
A community service

04/08/2017A community service

Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the c... more >
Diabetes Professional Care launches 2017 Conference programme

03/08/2017Diabetes Professional Care launches 2017 Conference programme

An outstanding line-up of practitioners and thought leaders will share their expertise and knowledge with healthcare professionals from across th... more >

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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 >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >
Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >