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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...

Make more of your digital transformation with Intelligent Connectivity

10.09.18: Danny Longbottom, director of local government and health at BT Helping the UK stay healthy on a shrinking budget. It’s the major challenge facing health and social care organisations. Managers are looking for a way to cut costs, be m...

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...

Inspiring campaign launched to champion the vital role of NHS apprentices

02.07.18: ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Adrian Grove, business development director at Qube Learning, discusses the vital role of apprentices in the NHS, and what his organisation is doing to ensure that continues. As the NHS 70th Anniversary celebrations...

Isosec launches first Virtual Smartcard to revolutionise NHS authentication

12.02.18: ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A new virtual smartcard which promises to transform NHS efficiency and improve patient care is now available to NHS trusts and clinicians, says Jo Flynn, marketing manager at Isosec. Isosec, the market-leading provi...

Health creation is here to stay

09.02.18: NHE’s Sacha Rowlands speaks to Michael Macdonnell, NHS England’s national director for transforming health systems, about the value of health creation when designing strong sustainability and transformation parnerships (STPs). M...

NNHSA: Calling for a new focus on wellness

07.02.18: Dr Brian Fisher MBE, vice-chair of the New NHS Alliance (NNHSA), looks back at the organisation’s action summit – an event known for generating disruptive ideas that are catalysts for real change. On 6 December 2017, the NNHSA h...

Integrated health: how do the case studies stack up?

02.02.18: NHE’s Seamus McDonnell explores the successes and challenges of different models of care integration currently taking place across the UK. Integrating healthcare services has been a hot-button issue in the UK for a number of years bec...

What reliability means to healthcare

24.01.18: SPONSORED INTERVIEW H.E. Dr Bandar Abdulmohsen Al Knawy, president of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and chief executive of the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), talks to NHE’s Luana Salles about...

Shoe leather, perspiration and caffeine

22.12.17: NHE’s Josh Mines reports from the NHS Providers annual conference in Birmingham on the work of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and how organisations should look to push digital innovation forward. To many attending NHS Provid...

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...

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Council strips contract from NHS trusts and hands it to Virgin after High Court row

18/10/2018Council strips contract from NHS trusts and hands it to Virgin after High Court row

Lancashire County Council (LCC) has awarded a controversial £104m healthcare contract to Virgin Care for the second time after a hearing in... more >
Brand-new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

18/10/2018Brand-new children’s hospital for Leeds as £450m plan revealed

New plans for a “world-class” children’s hospital site and a second state-of-the-art adult hospital building have been revealed... more >
NHSI wants business cases for wholly-owned subsidiaries in new consultation

18/10/2018NHSI wants business cases for wholly-owned subsidiaries in new consultation

NHS Improvement (NHSI) has opened up consultation on proposals over how wholly-owned subsidiaries (WOS) are approved and regulated, requiring NHS... 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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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and reducing the environmental impact of delivering patient care in hospitals and in the community across Northumberland and North Tyneside. From in... more >
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Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Deal or no deal?

10/10/2018Deal or no deal?

Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit lead, takes a look at what different Brexit scenarios could means for both patients and healthcare pr... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... more >
Prevention through hydration

03/10/2018Prevention through hydration

Professor Jennie Wilson, a member of the Infection Prevention Society, discusses the importance of hydration, especially in older patients, in in... more >

interviews

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 >
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 >