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Release full market value against surplus and decommissioned assets

28.11.17: Advertisement feature: Oliver Pearson, sales director, British Medical Auctions, asks whether providers are getting the most from their decommissioned and surplus medical equipment.  There is no getting away from the fact that the N...

Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

22.11.17: The benefits of Scan4Safety have been widely reported as extremely encouraging, with over £700,000 of savings already identified by the six demonstrator sites – mostly as a result of asset-tracking applications that improve inventory...

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...

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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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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, with differing professional viewpoints and varying organisational priorities while getting on with t... more >
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Strategic investment planning

13/12/2017Strategic investment planning

Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... more >
A fight worth fighting

13/12/2017A fight worth fighting

Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe me... more >
Developing a wellness workforce

13/12/2017Developing a wellness workforce

The entire health and care sector needs to come together to prepare for a shift towards health creation, writes Merron Simpson, chief executive o... more >
The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

13/12/2017The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), argues that the evidence of the importance of prioriti... more >
Strategic commissioning: what the future holds

13/12/2017Strategic commissioning: what the future holds

Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, looks at how the clinical commissioning landscape will change in the future after havi... more >

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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 >
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 >