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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07.12.19: Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of roles within the NHS, including Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, CEO of the North West Stra...

Moulding The Future With 3D Printing

06.12.19: Source : NHE Nov/Dec   Professor Peter Marsden, head of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCLH 3D printing is a relatively new technology with a rapidly growing number of applications. However, scientists and...

Conversational Intelligence within the NHS

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Conversational Intelligence Within The NHS Sue Kennard, Head Of  Employee Wellbeing service,Barts Health NHS Trust In health services there’s a good deal of talking - but are they the kinds of...

Six Ways Technology Is Benefiting The Older Generation

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   According to Age UK, loneliness has been associated with a 40% increased risk of dementia. Research has also found that only around 10% of people aged 50+ take part in a sporting activity...

Diabetes UK calls for better pre-pregnancy and antenatal support

05.12.19: Charity organisation, Diabetes UK, has revealed data from their latest audit highlighting that only one in eight women with diabetes have access to risk-reducing pregnancy preparations. The 2017/2018 National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) au...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme

04.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Vanessa Wakefield, Clinical Team Manager for Community Respiratory and Cardiac Services. Sally Wood,Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme and Outpatient Respiratory...

What can you do for the citizen?

03.12.19: Every day you and your teams play a vital role in delivering transformational public services to millions of citizens. These public services help save lives, provide care for vulnerable children, put roofs over millions of heads and that’s...

Housing, transport and education policy can secure future health of young people

29.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Jo Bibby, director of health - The Health Foundation. The future health of young people is our nation’s greatest asset. This premise has been the driving force behind our young peopl...

Make a splash...Save the NHS cash

29.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec Mike Farrar, former NHS Chief Executive For 13 Years And Chairperson Of Swim England.   There’s simply no other sporting activity quite like it. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, whether...

10-Point Plan – Managing Malnutrition, Effectively

27.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec 19  Johnny Skillicorn-Aston, director of Engagement and communication, Conclusio Following the discussions during the roundtable around malnutrition, the present panel called for a series of actions to help imp...

Why CBD, Why Now? - Mile High Labs

27.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec Dr Keith Aqua, chief medical officer, Mile High Labs Last year I became the Chief Medical Officer of Mile High Labs, the world’s largest processor of hemp-derived CBD. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Mile...

10-Point Plan – Feeding Better Outcomes

27.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec 19  Johnny Skillicorn-Aston, director of Engagement and communication, Conclusio  A recent roundtable event attended by academics, nutrition experts and health and industry leaders brought into sharp focus...

Treating the patient as a whole - not just the cancer

27.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec 19  Puneet Plaha, consultant neuro-oncology surgeon at GenesisCare, as well as chair of the tumour section of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. The incidence of brain metastasis – cancer that...

Leadership and Management are two different roles – what is your job, really?

27.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec 19  Dr Darren Leech, director at NHS Elect ‘Management’ remains a toxic word for the NHS. Managers have long been associated with a bureaucracy that impedes, rather than improves patient care and it...

Needlestick; The harms and cost of an avoidable injury

27.11.19:  Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Paul Butler, Associate Safety And Learning Lead At NHS Resolution Sharps injuries are a well-known risk in the health and social care sector. Sharps contaminated with an infected patient’s bl...

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RSPH responds to research on activity equivalent calorie labelling

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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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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

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Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

11/12/2019Why face-to-face support is still crucial for prevention and treatment

Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control With the rise of large digital players in the healthcare system, the way patients are receiving treatment is ever-changing. For example, Amazon Alexa speakers are now considered a viable medium to offer patients healthcare advice. Whilst we welcome this digital transformation, we need to remind ourselves that bots and algorithms can never fully replace human conn... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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 >