Health Service Focus

New screening has “potential to eliminate” cervical cancer in England

20.01.20: A more sensitive cervical cancer screening test could save the lives of hundreds of women in England, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS England has today (Jan 20) announced that there is a new “potential to eliminate” cervi...

NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

16.01.20: The director of NHS mental health, Claire Murdoch, has penned a written plea to the heads of top gambling firms, urging them to take action on improving betting-related ill health. Further pressure has been put on gambling companies to take...

New drug set for NHS approval could save up to 30,000 lives over 10 years

14.01.20: The government has announced the launch of a clinical trial for a new cholesterol treatment to be made available on the NHS. The heart disease drug has the potential to save up to 30,000 lives over the next decade thanks to a government col...

How HCPs can tackle the gender health gap

13.01.20: Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control, outlines ways that health care professionals (HCPs) to shorten the gender gap in healthcare. Access to healthcare is not equal amongst the different groups within society. Th...

University research could help people quit smoking

13.01.20: A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed how neuroreceptors responsible for addiction, respond to nicotine. Nicotine is extremely addictive, making it hard to quit smoking and as a result, adding pressure on...

NICE impact report says better public awareness of lung cancer could save countless lives

13.01.20: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and health and social care director for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses the latest impact report on lung cancer care. Lung cancer is the leading cause of...

Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07.12.19: Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of roles within the NHS, including Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, CEO of the North West Stra...

Moulding The Future With 3D Printing

06.12.19: Source : NHE Nov/Dec   Professor Peter Marsden, head of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCLH 3D printing is a relatively new technology with a rapidly growing number of applications. However, scientists and...

Conversational Intelligence within the NHS

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Conversational Intelligence Within The NHS Sue Kennard, Head Of  Employee Wellbeing service,Barts Health NHS Trust In health services there’s a good deal of talking - but are they the kinds of...

Six Ways Technology Is Benefiting The Older Generation

05.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   According to Age UK, loneliness has been associated with a 40% increased risk of dementia. Research has also found that only around 10% of people aged 50+ take part in a sporting activity...

Diabetes UK calls for better pre-pregnancy and antenatal support

05.12.19: Charity organisation, Diabetes UK, has revealed data from their latest audit highlighting that only one in eight women with diabetes have access to risk-reducing pregnancy preparations. The 2017/2018 National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) au...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme

04.12.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Vanessa Wakefield, Clinical Team Manager for Community Respiratory and Cardiac Services. Sally Wood,Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme and Outpatient Respiratory...

What can you do for the citizen?

03.12.19: Every day you and your teams play a vital role in delivering transformational public services to millions of citizens. These public services help save lives, provide care for vulnerable children, put roofs over millions of heads and that’s...

Housing, transport and education policy can secure future health of young people

29.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec   Jo Bibby, director of health - The Health Foundation. The future health of young people is our nation’s greatest asset. This premise has been the driving force behind our young peopl...

Make a splash...Save the NHS cash

29.11.19: Source: NHE Nov/Dec Mike Farrar, former NHS Chief Executive For 13 Years And Chairperson Of Swim England.   There’s simply no other sporting activity quite like it. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, whether...

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HEE launches Population Health Fellowship to support integrated care

21/01/2020HEE launches Population Health Fellowship to support integrated care

Health Education England (HEE) has launched the first national Population Health Fellowship for NHS clinical staff in England. The aim ... more >
London Ambulance Service welcomes new bursary for paramedic students

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced that some students, including those studying to become a paramedic, will receive a... more >
Barts Health NHS Trust to regenerate New Whipps Cross Hospital

20/01/2020Barts Health NHS Trust to regenerate New Whipps Cross Hospital

A new, modern hospital at Whipps Cross will have the same range of acute services as it does now but will provide them faster and in more conveni... 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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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on modernising the way NHS services are delivered has been pretty consistent. All recent governments; ... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

interviews

Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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 >