Health Service Focus

How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

01.07.20: From May/June 2020 edition Trish Stephenson, Head of Facilities Management Strategy, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) We are facing unprecedented times, both as a health service and as a nation. Organisations, charities and healthcare wor...

Cleaner, greener, safer media: Increased ROI, decreased carbon

12.06.20: Evolution is crucial in any business and National Health Executive is no different. Long before Covid-19 even became a thought in the back of our minds, the team at NHE were looking at innovative ways to deliver its content to our audience in a...

Diversifying to meet a demand: One business' response to PPE shortages

18.05.20: As Covid-19 demands innovation from all businesses, Matt Parker looked to diversify his Beyondsome brand to support the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) which had been struggling with supply chain challenges during the outbreak. He...

NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02.04.20: Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, reiterated the...

Efficient respirator fit testing and infection prevention

19.03.20: Sponsored Content: TSI explain about respirator fit testing and infection prevention for hospital staff and healthcare workers, and how they can best support the healthcare industry The World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus C...

Tackling toxic tribalism in the healthcare service

06.03.20: Richard Peachey, HPMA Regional Committee Member and Employee Relations Consultant, CMP It’s not surprising that relationships within groups of senior hospital doctors and consultants can become fractious. The levels of pressure and st...

We need to create a future NHS that is driven by people

06.03.20: Olivia Butterworth is Head of Public Participation for NHS England and NHS Improvement. This article first featured in the Jan/Feb issue of NHE. The NHS has long had a duty to involve ‘the public’. The discharge of this duty is...

Aspiring to excellence: Tackling axial spondyloarthritis with NASS

02.03.20: Dr Dale Webb FRSA, chief executive at National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS), explains why Aspiring to Excellence is important and how it links with our broader agenda Article first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition Ax...

Axe the fax: Bringing about the end of the outdated hospital machinery

02.03.20: Richard Kerr BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS is a Council Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and was Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery This article was first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition It is less than two years s...

APCC: Cracking down on illegal sales of medicines with communication

25.02.20: Hardyal Dhindsa, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for alcohol and substance misuse and PCC for Derbyshire, discusses the illegal theft and sale of medicines. It is recognised that illegal theft and sales of medicine...

Royal Voluntary Service: The power of NHS volunteers

25.02.20: Sam Ward, Deputy CEO and Director of Services, Royal Voluntary Service, explains why one year on from the Long Term Plan, NHS volunteers are more important than ever Last year, the NHS Long Term plan announced a commitment to double the num...

Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24.02.20: Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes throug...

Echocardiography: Awareness, accessibility and acceleration

24.02.20: Keith Pearce, President of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), discusses improving access to echocardiography in primary care for structural heart diseases. The UK’s population is ageing. Statistics by the Office for Nation...

NHS LPP: NHS procurement a different way

18.02.20: Managing Director of the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP), Michael Pace, spoke with NHE’s Matt Roberts about the organisation’s recent transformation. The NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is a non-profit...

CAMHS: The state of play for children and adolescent mental health

14.02.20: National Health Executive’s Matt Roberts spoke with Whitney Crenna-Jennings, a senior researcher in mental health, wellbeing and inclusion at the Education Policy Institute (EPI) about their recently released CAMHS report.   ...

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PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

10/07/2020PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

Following the release of the findings from the latest GP Patient Survey, NHS Confederation’s PCN Network have stressed the importance of en... more >
NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

10/07/2020NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

As NHS Test and Trace have published the statistics for the fifth week of the service operating, demonstrating that 97.5% of in-person coron... more >
NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

09/07/2020NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

A new procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to help facilitate the safe return of NHS and other publi... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... 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’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 has placed enormous pressure on the entire health and care system. Despite the very real hardships f... 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 >
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 >

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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 >
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 >