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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...

Can the NHS find savings in their energy bills?

10.06.19: As the NHS works harder than ever to meet challenging targets within limited budgets, many trusts are finding it increasingly difficult to find new efficiencies and further reduce costs. But could energy be the key to unearthing savings? At...

Delivering personal health budgets with the Liaison Care Calculator

07.06.19: Supporting health and social care organisations deliver Personal Health Budgets for continuing healthcare and jointly funded packages of care is now achievable with a new tool launched by Liaison Care. Hugh Reynolds, clinical director at Liaison...

The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

22.05.19: Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains why medical defence organisation (MDO) membership remains important following the introduction of state indemnity. On 1 April 2019, state indemnity fo...

NICE recommends monofilament debridement technology for use in acute or chronic wounds

08.04.19: Following a comprehensive review, NICE’s Medical Technology Guidance has recommended Debrisoft pad (10x10cm), Debrisoft Lolly and Debrisoft pad (13x20cm), manufactured by Lohmann & Rauscher, as part of the management of acute or chroni...

Aesop Institute 2019: for health and arts professionals

20.03.19: Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for busy health and arts professionals with an interest in devising and running successful arts in health programmes. It has been devised by Aesop and the The Sidney De Haan...

Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

18.03.19: Tom McCarthy, managing partner at Niche, sizes up the NHS Long-Term Plan. “It's the economy, stupid,” was coined by Bill Clinton’s election strategist, James Carville, in 1992 to emphasise the single most important issue t...

NHS Trusts collaborate with industry to improve cancer patient outcomes

12.03.19: Novartis Oncology has worked with the NHS on 55 JWPs since 2014, focusing on areas including improving the patient experience, redesigning cancer services, harnessing service data, and piloting innovative care models. JWPs can lead to rapid...

Developing optimal standards of care for the prevention of recurrent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): consensus statement

22.02.19: This document, written by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, summarises key statements that were agreed during a Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance organised Expert Working Group Meeting. Anticoagulation UK worked in partnership with the...

Innovative mobile solution meeting NHS demand

07.01.19: EMS Healthcare report on the first fleet of mobile decontamination units creating significant efficiencies for endoscopy departments: Quest+ Decontamination. Endoscopy departments across the UK are benefiting from access to the UK’s f...

National Health Executive fuels the Northern Powerhouse with official partnership

21.11.18: Cognitive Publishing, the home of leading healthcare management magazine National Health Executive, has been selected as an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse. In support of the regional initiative, Cognitive will join a network of...

The need for cyber resilience in healthcare

12.11.18: Dirk Schrader, VP security at Greenbone Networks and certified information security manager, discusses the need for sustainable cyber resilience and how healthcare organisations can achieve such a state for their own information processes and da...

Rules of engagement

01.10.18: Using technology to increase patient engagement in their own care is a priority for health systems across the globe. But what do organisations need to consider when they are looking to embark on such projects? Dr Yossi Cohen, practising clinician...

Navigate your way to cyber resilience

01.10.18: As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman at IT Governance, looks at the urgent need for healthcare organisations to develop cyber resilience to protect patient data, manage data breaches and comply wit...

What energy efficiency initiatives can we implement to save the NHS millions?

22.08.18: Amna Khan, events and training marketing officer at the Energy Institute (EI), examines the cheapest, simplest ways to cut costs in healthcare estates. A recent report by Centrica discovered that the NHS would save approximately £130m...

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HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

19/07/2019HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed that it will invest £2m in 2019/20 to boost the learning disability workforce, with an extra 2... more >
Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

19/07/2019Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

Partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective, according to new research funded ... more >
HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

19/07/2019HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

A report published today by HSIB has showcased where technology could play a pivotal role in reducing harm caused by failures in commun... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

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 initiative for hospitals to phase out TRUS biopsies and replace them with transperineal biopsies un... 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 >
Pay and reward in the NHS needs to be taken seriously

10/06/2019Pay and reward in the NHS needs to be taken seriously

Ben Gershlick, senior economics analyst at the Health Foundation, examines the new pay deal for NHS staff.  More than £50bn is sp... 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 >
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 >