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Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

22.06.18: Members of one of Kent’s leading councils have voiced their concerns against an upcoming merger between CCGs in the area. Cllr Wendy Purdy (Con) and Cllr Teresa Murray (Lab) argued on Tuesday evening that Medway County Council could l... more >

Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22.06.18: NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up his current role in May 2012, managed the NHS finances “during one of the most financially ch... more >

Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22.06.18: Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A report released today by the commission shows that the majority of walk-in and urgent care centres... more >

Gosport scandal: ‘Blame culture’ must end says Hunt, practice ‘probably repeated elsewhere’

21.06.18: Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has hit back at claims from an expert on hospital mortality that the Gosport War Memorial scandal could be replicated elsewhere in the NHS. Prof Sir Brian Jarman, of the Dr Foster Unit... more >

Nine in ten believe NHS ‘at risk of collapse’ if funding stays same in next five years

21.06.18: A massive 87% of the population is concerned that the NHS could be “at risk of collapse” in the next five years if current levels of government funding continues, a new survey has found. A new study by the Independent Health Pro... more >

Taxes will rise to fund NHS cash boost, says chancellor

21.06.18: The chancellor will say for the first time that taxes will rise to finance the increase in funding for the NHS. Phillip Hammond, in a speech due to be made today, will state that tax rises as opposed to greater borrowing will fund Theresa M... more >

Getting more out of our medicines

20.06.18: Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, describes how the organisation is re-purposing drugs in order to improve patient care quickly and cost-effectively. Developing new medicines and then ensuring they are u... more >

GP’s ‘practice of shortening lives’ led to over 450 deaths at Gosport

20.06.18: A public inquiry into over 800 deaths at an NHS hospital over the prescription of opioid has said families have been failed by the “institutionalised practice of shortening lives.” Staff at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hamps... more >

Lessons from WannaCry

20.06.18: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, warns that the UK Government must take seriously the threat of a more sophisticated cyber-attack in light of last year’s WannaCry fiasco. On Friday 12 May 2017, th... more >

Under attack

20.06.18: One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the trend in recent years has been alarmingly upwards, with no part of the NHS seemingly immune, writes Sara Gorton, UNISON head of health. UNISON – the biggest heal... more >

A hostile environment

20.06.18: Dr Terry John, chair of the BMA’s international committee, gives his thoughts on the government’s visa and immigration policy and its effect on the recruitment of foreign healthcare professionals. Aspects of the government&rsquo... more >

The Memorandum of Understanding: Privacy at risk

20.06.18: The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Home Office and NHS Digital meant that patient data and confidentiality was being put at risk and undermined the principles of the NHS, writes Dr Sarah Wollaston, chair of the Health and Social C... more >

NHS trust to give payout in millions to teen brain-injured at birth

20.06.18: A girl who suffered a devastating brain injury during her birth has been awarded compensation from a major south east NHS trust. Becky Tyler, who is now studying for her GCSEs, won the payout after mistakes made during her birth led to her... more >

NHS long-term funding: May sets out five-year plan, RCGP says GPs must receive ‘substantial share’

19.06.18: The prime minister has outlined how she plans to commit the recently announced extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023, highlighting cancer care, integration of social care, and improved to mental health services as key areas of priority fo... more >

NHS should offer GP partners salaried employment, says Lord Darzi

19.06.18: GPs should be offered the option of moving to salaried employment, according to Lord Darzi. The former Labour health minister’s recommendations are set out in his 10 point plan for the NHS, published by the Institute for Public Policy Res... more >

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Getting more out of our medicines

20/06/2018Getting more out of our medicines

Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, desc... more >
Under attack

20/06/2018Under attack

One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the tr... 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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >