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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.   ...

NHS Blood and Transplant: Pass it on

06.02.20: Source: NHE Jan/Feb 20 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is continuing to ramp up its awareness campaign on the forthcoming law change around organ donation in England, targeting leaders and influencers in the NHS. The new legislation &...

NHS Wales and ABPI launch new collaborative toolkit

06.02.20: The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Cymru Wales has partnered with the Welsh NHS Confederation to launch a new toolkit to promote the pharmaceutical industry and NHS Wales working together for patients. The toolki...

NHS to benefit from digital "Redbook" app

05.02.20: As part of the NHS Digital Child Health programme, Personal Child Health Records or “Redbook” will receive a digital makeover. NHS Digital has considered the limitations of the physical Redbook and decided that digitalisation is...

NHS Health Scotland publishes study on teacher wellbeing

05.02.20: NHS Health Scotland has published an in-depth paper discussing the effectiveness of healthy coping mechanisms in relation to mental health and work related stress in education. The paper analyses several techniques used to deal with stress...

Emergency crews and patients to benefit from new POD facility

04.02.20: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has introduced a new POD facility to reduce waiting times for patients who arrive by ambulance. The POD (Patient Offload Department) has been installed outside the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Emergency De...

New LGA report calls on government support for children’s mental health

03.02.20: The Local Government Association has today (Jan 3) published a new report highlighting how local authorities can support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The report by Isos Partnership and commissione...

Health Foundation to explore data and tech in health and care

03.02.20: The Health Foundation has announced a ‘significant investment’ into developing a new programme of work aimed at analysing the impact of data analytics and technology on UK health and care. The new strategy, Data Analytics for Be...

Ep 3. From Turning Point to NHS Confed - Victor Adebowale CBE

31.01.20: Chief Executive of social care enterprise, Turning Point, Lord Victor Adebowale, joins us for the third NHE podcast, giving us insight into the difference he’s made during his 20 years at Turning Point and what he hopes to achieve in his n...

Matt Hancock announces £140m competition for AI in the NHS

30.01.20: In a keynote speech at the Healthtech Alliance, (Jan 28) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced a £140m Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition to speed up testing and delivery of potential NHS tools. ...

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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’

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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Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24/02/2020Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

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 through one of its many, many structural reorganisations, there is a renewed emphasis on the importance of leadership development. This is a good thing. We know the importance and value of good leadership a... 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 >

interviews

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 >