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NMC registrations drop as Brexit drives EU staff home

25.04.18: The number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register increased by 29% last year, new figures have revealed. Figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show that between April 2017 and March 2018, almost 4,000 people left. Not... more >

RCN seeks views on mental health parity

25.04.18: The Royal College of Nursing is seeking the views of nursing staff working in mental health or delivering mental health services. The RCN will be asking what could be done to make a difference, both in the workplace and nationally, to achie... more >

NHS ‘on the cusp’ of great tech opportunity

24.04.18: The NHS is “on the cusp of a great opportunity” to accelerate the contributions of community nurses through the use of technology, according to NHS Digital’s chief nurse. In the foreword that she has written for a new Queen&rs... more >

Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

24.04.18: A pilot system is making it easier for GPs to understand the hospital waiting times experienced by their patients. The e-traffic light system could help to reduce hospital waiting times and offer patients a clearer choice of treatment, NHS Engl... more >

Ambulance workers threatened with weapons and sexual violence

23.04.18: Sexual assaults on ambulance workers have almost trebled in five years, a Freedom of Information (FoI) by union GMB has revealed. Since 2012 there have been at least 688 sexual assaults recorded. In 2012-13 there were 53 recorded sexual assa... more >

RCN seeks views on three-year pay deal

23.04.18: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has opened its vote for its members to have their say on a three-year pay deal. If approved, the deal would see most NHS staff get a 6.5% pay increase spread over three years. The union says that the new pa... more >

‘Voice of common sense’ trust CEO to step down in summer

20.04.18: The NHS’s “voice for common sense,” Dame Julie Moore, has announced her intention to retire from her post as chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT in the summer. Moore has been in charge at the foundati... more >

Junior doctors to appeal after losing High Court break-time test case

20.04.18: The 21 junior doctors, led by Dr Sarah Hallett, who said Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust failed to make sure they took proper breaks have lost a case in the High Court. They claimed the trust breached their employment contracts b... more >

Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton CCGs plan to merge

20.04.18: NHS bosses have plans to merge the CCGs of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton in a move which would see the three areas’ health bodies heavily integrated. The move would also mean a single accountable officer and financial officer would... more >

Data-sharing framework needed this year to dodge another ‘DeepMind fiasco’

19.04.18: NHS England and NHS Digital must – with the support of the ICO, trusts and clinicians – publish a framework for the sharing of healthcare data by the end of this year in order to avoid another DeepMind fiasco. The call come from... more >

Care beyond general practice too ‘fragmented’ for ageing population

19.04.18: The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has called for more research and joined-up care for patents living with multiple long-term conditions. An analysis by the college has indicated that the number of people living with more than one serious long-ter... more >

Women in quarter of the UK still can’t access specialist maternal MH services

19.04.18: Pregnant women and new mothers cannot access specialist mental health services in a quarter of the UK, according to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA). According to national guidelines, women should have access to specialist perinatal m... more >

Hunt under investigation over failure to declare luxury flats

18.04.18: The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has added health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt’s name to its list of MPs currently under investigation. The probe comes after he failed to declare the purchase of seven luxury flats... more >

Home Office drops case against trainee GP threatened with deportation

18.04.18: Dr Luke Ong, the trainee GP that had been threatened with deportation by the government in a move the BMA had labelled “utterly incomprehensible,” will be allowed to stay in the UK. The Singapore-born 31-year-old, who is just... more >

Leaders say NHS long-term settlement must include social care

18.04.18: The long-term funding settlement announced by the prime minister should include both the NHS and social care, according to a poll by NHS Confederation. The poll of NHS Confederation members found that 85% of respondents (144) thought that the l... more >

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NHS long-term funding: what’s in store?

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Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, discusses Theresa May’s recent announcements on long-term NHS funding and considers the ... 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 >