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King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

23.06.17: The application process for a support programme to enable charity leaders to help one another through sharing expertise and developing skills has been launched. Spearheaded by the King’s Fund, working alongside Comic Relief and the Bi... more >

NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

23.06.17: A new tranche of sites to redesign mental health services, with plans to cut out-of-area placements, has been revealed by NHS England. The 11 sites will look into bringing down the number of people receiving in-patient hospital treatment an... more >

Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

23.06.17: Co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and CEO of NHS Employers Danny Mortimer has today welcomed guarantees from the government that EU citizens will be given the right to stay in the UK after Brexit. It comes after Theresa May, speaking t... more >

A hub for healthy communities

23.06.17: Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how pharmacists can play a wider role in supporting the objectives of the new Health Creation Manifesto. ... more >

Do something different

23.06.17: Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance of doing things differently. We know that effective, values-driven management, with a strong cul... more >

Leading the way in barcoding the healthcare system

23.06.17: Glen Hodgson, head of healthcare at GS1 UK, explores how GS1 standards are delivering real value in the NHS in England. At the beginning of this year, we celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of Scan4Safety – the name chosen... more >

The now and the future of infection prediction

23.06.17: Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the University of Leeds, explains why the future of infection prevention is in smart buildings and real-time cont... more >

RCN to launch first-ever protocol for using animals in healthcare

22.06.17: The first-ever health protocol for how animals can be used in healthcare will be launched by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) later this year. It is hoped that the protocol will enable hospitals to introduce animals into the care environm... more >

Government ‘sticking its head in the sand’ as NHS snubbed in Queen’s Speech

22.06.17: Health organisations have this week reacted in dismay as the Queen’s Speech at the opening of Parliament failed to acknowledge the growing crisis facing the NHS.   Though mental health did get a mention in the speech, nothing was... more >

Ted Baker to take over as chief inspector at CQC

22.06.17: The CQC has this week announced that Professor Ted Baker will succeed Sir Mike Richards as its new chief inspector of hospitals at the end of July. Prof Baker has served as deputy chief inspector of hospitals since January 2014, when he joi... more >

Webster: Be prepared to defend transformational change in court

21.06.17: NHS leaders looking to deliver change and transformation in their local health economy should be prepared to defend their plans in court, rather than pretending that the likelihood of legal action will never happen, Rob Webster, CEO at South Wes... more >

Using demand and capacity modelling to deliver quality care

21.06.17: Ricky McCullough, deputy head of performance at Royal Free London NHS FT, tells NHE about using demand and capacity modelling to deliver quality care to patients and meet national waiting list targets.  At a time when hospital budgets... more >

Daily winter data collection process to be automated by October

21.06.17: A new software will be installed on trust systems across England to automate the collection of daily situation reports (SitReps) in an effort to save around 45 minutes of manual work each day – and over 36,000 man hours every year. An... more >

NHSI launches training programme to upskill managers

20.06.17: A three-year programme to upskill NHS managers in order to help them tackle growing demand for services is being launched today. The new national Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme has been designed as a free resource to upskill and supp... more >

STPs need necessary legislative power and support to be implemented, experts warn

20.06.17: Experts have warned that none of the 44 STP areas are ready for implementation due to a number of factors including funding difficulties, poor planning and a lack of clarity regarding STP leadership. In a report, called: ‘Sustainabili... more >

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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), c... more >


Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncom... more >
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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the ... more >
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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their core.  And the Health Foundation’s... read more >