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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...

Integrated health: how do the case studies stack up?

02.02.18: NHE’s Seamus McDonnell explores the successes and challenges of different models of care integration currently taking place across the UK. Integrating healthcare services has been a hot-button issue in the UK for a number of years bec...

What reliability means to healthcare

24.01.18: SPONSORED INTERVIEW H.E. Dr Bandar Abdulmohsen Al Knawy, president of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and chief executive of the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), talks to NHE’s Luana Salles about...

Shoe leather, perspiration and caffeine

22.12.17: NHE’s Josh Mines reports from the NHS Providers annual conference in Birmingham on the work of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and how organisations should look to push digital innovation forward. To many attending NHS Provid...

Release full market value against surplus and decommissioned assets

28.11.17: Advertisement feature: Oliver Pearson, sales director, British Medical Auctions, asks whether providers are getting the most from their decommissioned and surplus medical equipment.  There is no getting away from the fact that the N...

Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

22.11.17: The benefits of Scan4Safety have been widely reported as extremely encouraging, with over £700,000 of savings already identified by the six demonstrator sites – mostly as a result of asset-tracking applications that improve inventory...

Women power usage and uptake of myGP®

18.10.17: Advertisement Feature: Lemarie Moses, product manager of myGP, outlines the app's potential to transform the lives of families across the UK. New data from leading health tech specialist iPLATO Healthcare has revealed that women are driv...

Why don’t you write to your patients

11.10.17: The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), Professor Derek Alderson, talks about writing letters to patients with absolutely no ‘Surgspeak’ and the possibilities for advances in voice recognition technology to support this...

Digital NHS: from press release to reality

04.10.17: NHE’s Josh Mines reports from NHS Expo 2017, where the digital transformation of the health service was at the top of the agenda.  Unsurprisingly, the topic of digital transformation and the future modernisation of NHS records, s...

Maximising vaccine storage safety

04.09.17: Ian Harbinson, marketing manager at Lec Medical, discusses the importance of safe vaccine storage and the developments within medical refrigeration designed for the NHS. There are daily headlines surrounding the NHS, its funding and, of cou...

Good procurement is the shared responsibility of all staff

31.08.17: As a new report this month points to the ‘huge differences in the amounts different trusts are paying for similar surgical products’, Peter Akid, director of procurement at NHS Shared Business Services, explains how the Getting It Ri...

Securing the health service with openness and transparency

08.08.17: Mike Lees, head of business security at Barnsley Hospital NHS FT, talks to NHE about the organisation’s innovative approach to securing the trust’s estate. From left to right: Lisa Corbridge, Trust LSMS; Mike Lees, head of busin...

Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

08.08.17: Phil Richardson, Dorset STP lead director, explains why primary and community care are at the heart of the area’s transformation efforts. As one of the recently announced accountable care systems, Dorset STP is fortunate to have a wor...

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Government ‘letting down’ cancer patients, Labour warns

18/05/2018Government ‘letting down’ cancer patients, Labour warns

Patients are waiting up to 18 months for cancer treatment, according to figures obtained by Labour. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by th... more >
Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

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As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to p... more >
Nurses missing out on vital training

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Cuts to NHS funding mean that nurses are missing out on training, according to the Royal College of Nurses (RCN). The union has warned that if e... 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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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other” is a phrase not infrequently heard in my general practice consulting room. I often explain to patients that I can’t see their hospital r... more >
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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s editio... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader,... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursin... more >
Building a solid evidence base

18/04/2018Building a solid evidence base

Danielle Doyle of THIS Institute, co-created by the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation, says the new organisation will dare to try... more >

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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 >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >