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Rebuilding trust after Bawa-Garba

21.08.19: In the wake of a review into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide laws, Charlie Massey, chief executive of the General Medical Council (GMC), reflects on how the profession can begin to regain trust with doctors. We commissio...

Reducing parental conflict: a digital discovery

19.08.19: Parental conflict can be potentially damaging to children and impacts on their health, wellbeing and academic performance. Ibraheem Choudhry, project support officer at the Department of Work and Pensions, argues the importance of using digital...

Improving commercial contract research in the NHS

15.08.19: Clare Morgan, research delivery director at the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), looks at why the rollout of a single contract review for commercial contract research is good news for all. ...

Digitising the acute sector: the barriers to ambition

14.08.19: Rachel Hutchings, a researcher in policy at the Nuffield Trust and co-author of the recent report, ‘Achieving a digital NHS: Lessons for national policy from the acute sector’, writes for NHE about the biggest barriers to digitising...

Prevention: investing for the future

13.08.19: Against a backdrop of condensed budgets and rising demand for health and social care, Rob Whiteman, chief executive of CIPFA, explains why preventative approaches are worth the cost. Rising demand and reducing resource – this has been...

The Power of Language in Childbirth and Parenting

06.08.19: While maternal and infant health in the UK is better than many parts of the world, one sector of our community is being left behind. Helena Nikiel talks to Sarah Todhunter about her work with Polish Antenatal Classes.   There are clearl...

New non-executive Board members at Health Education England

05.08.19: Health Education England has welcomed the Government announcement of new non-executive directors (NEDs) to its board to provide independent advice, support and scrutiny, and work with senior officials on key policy decisions. The appointees...

£12m made available to SMEs for Healthy Ageing Challenge fund

05.08.19: UK Research and Innovation is looking for UK registered equity investors to form partnerships with them for a ‘Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator’ scheme. The accelerator aims to deliver innovation to the ‘healthy agein...

Framework for efficiencies through the Long Term Plan

02.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   James Roach, programme director at West Essex Integrated Care Partnership, takes a closer look at over-the-counter medicines, Victorian era healthcare and how to deliver efficiencies through the...

NHS SBS: Insourcing in the NHS

02.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   Phil Davies, procurement director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), explains how insourcing clinical services is one way NHS hospitals are looking to meet growing patient demand and red...

The NHS Workforce Challenge: How to plug the gap

01.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   Derek Bell OBE, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, asks what needs to happen to plug the NHS workforce gap. Recruitment and retention of staff is one of the most imp...

National Pharmacy Association: Community pharmacy in the digital age

31.07.19: From July/August issue of NHE   Harpreet Chana, the National Pharmacy Association’s digital programme director, discusses the journey ahead for the pharmaceutical sector in the new age of digital. Advances in digital technology...

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...

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Government invests £3.3m in children and young people’s mental health

20/08/2019Government invests £3.3m in children and young people’s mental health

Local investment totalling £3.3m is set to be spent to expand 23 local projects aimed at helping prevent mental illness in children and you... more >
RCGP welcomes Government childhood vaccination strategy

19/08/2019RCGP welcomes Government childhood vaccination strategy

Following the launch of the Government’s childhood vaccination strategy, aimed at tackling falling rates of vaccination among children and ... more >
UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

16/08/2019UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Comm... 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >