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NICE recommends monofilament debridement technology for use in acute or chronic wounds

08.04.19: Following a comprehensive review, NICE’s Medical Technology Guidance has recommended Debrisoft pad (10x10cm), Debrisoft Lolly and Debrisoft pad (13x20cm), manufactured by Lohmann & Rauscher, as part of the management of acute or chroni...

Aesop Institute 2019: for health and arts professionals

20.03.19: Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for busy health and arts professionals with an interest in devising and running successful arts in health programmes. It has been devised by Aesop and the The Sidney De Haan...

Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

18.03.19: Tom McCarthy, managing partner at Niche, sizes up the NHS Long-Term Plan. “It's the economy, stupid,” was coined by Bill Clinton’s election strategist, James Carville, in 1992 to emphasise the single most important issue t...

NHS Trusts collaborate with industry to improve cancer patient outcomes

12.03.19: Novartis Oncology has worked with the NHS on 55 JWPs since 2014, focusing on areas including improving the patient experience, redesigning cancer services, harnessing service data, and piloting innovative care models. JWPs can lead to rapid...

Developing optimal standards of care for the prevention of recurrent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): consensus statement

22.02.19: This document, written by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, summarises key statements that were agreed during a Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance organised Expert Working Group Meeting. Anticoagulation UK worked in partnership with the...

Innovative mobile solution meeting NHS demand

07.01.19: EMS Healthcare report on the first fleet of mobile decontamination units creating significant efficiencies for endoscopy departments: Quest+ Decontamination. Endoscopy departments across the UK are benefiting from access to the UK’s f...

National Health Executive fuels the Northern Powerhouse with official partnership

21.11.18: Cognitive Publishing, the home of leading healthcare management magazine National Health Executive, has been selected as an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse. In support of the regional initiative, Cognitive will join a network of...

The need for cyber resilience in healthcare

12.11.18: Dirk Schrader, VP security at Greenbone Networks and certified information security manager, discusses the need for sustainable cyber resilience and how healthcare organisations can achieve such a state for their own information processes and da...

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...

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...

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Hancock vows to ban gagging orders for NHS whistleblowers

24/04/2019Hancock vows to ban gagging orders for NHS whistleblowers

Health secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to banish the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the NHS. Hancock has said he will ban the g... more >
Private mental health group The Priory fined £300,000 over death of 14-year-old girl

17/04/2019Private mental health group The Priory fined £300,000 over death of 14-year-old girl

Private mental health group The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 for breaching health and safety laws following the death of... more >
Routine breech scans could lower mother and baby mortality rates and save NHS money, researchers say

17/04/2019Routine breech scans could lower mother and baby mortality rates and save NHS money, researchers say

Scanning mothers-to-be late in their pregnancy could prevent 15,000 unexpected breech births, 4,000 emergency C-sections, and the deaths of up to... 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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Our Health Heroes

16/04/2019Our Health Heroes

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the upcoming Our Health Heroes Awards. There are many metaphors to describe staff working in healthcare. Junior doctors have been described as the ‘backbone’ of the NHS, nurses are often referred to as ‘angels’, general practitioners as the ‘bedrock’ of t... more >
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Turning blue lights green

11/04/2019Turning blue lights green

Polly Billington, director of UK100, a cities network that campaigns on environmental issues, argues that the NHS needs a national strategy for a... more >
Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10/04/2019Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Steve Hams, director of quality and chief nurse at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHFT), demonstrates how cultural change has im... more >
How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

10/04/2019How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us to the new nursing associate role, and how it’s set to complement the NHS L... more >
A smarter approach to tackling AMR

10/04/2019A smarter approach to tackling AMR

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is estimated to cause 700,000 deaths each year globally. This could rise to 10 million by 2050 if we do nothing. B... more >
Working together to improve volunteer impacts

10/04/2019Working together to improve volunteer impacts

Emma Easton, head of voluntary partnerships at NHS England, highlights the importance of volunteers in the health service and outlines the brilli... 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 >