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NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02.04.20: Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, reiterated the...

Efficient respirator fit testing and infection prevention

19.03.20: Sponsored Content: TSI explain about respirator fit testing and infection prevention for hospital staff and healthcare workers, and how they can best support the healthcare industry The World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus C...

Tackling toxic tribalism in the healthcare service

06.03.20: Richard Peachey, HPMA Regional Committee Member and Employee Relations Consultant, CMP It’s not surprising that relationships within groups of senior hospital doctors and consultants can become fractious. The levels of pressure and st...

We need to create a future NHS that is driven by people

06.03.20: Olivia Butterworth is Head of Public Participation for NHS England and NHS Improvement. This article first featured in the Jan/Feb issue of NHE. The NHS has long had a duty to involve ‘the public’. The discharge of this duty is...

Aspiring to excellence: Tackling axial spondyloarthritis with NASS

02.03.20: Dr Dale Webb FRSA, chief executive at National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS), explains why Aspiring to Excellence is important and how it links with our broader agenda Article first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition Ax...

Axe the fax: Bringing about the end of the outdated hospital machinery

02.03.20: Richard Kerr BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS is a Council Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and was Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery This article was first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition It is less than two years s...

APCC: Cracking down on illegal sales of medicines with communication

25.02.20: Hardyal Dhindsa, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for alcohol and substance misuse and PCC for Derbyshire, discusses the illegal theft and sale of medicines. It is recognised that illegal theft and sales of medicine...

Royal Voluntary Service: The power of NHS volunteers

25.02.20: Sam Ward, Deputy CEO and Director of Services, Royal Voluntary Service, explains why one year on from the Long Term Plan, NHS volunteers are more important than ever Last year, the NHS Long Term plan announced a commitment to double the num...

Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24.02.20: Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes throug...

Echocardiography: Awareness, accessibility and acceleration

24.02.20: Keith Pearce, President of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), discusses improving access to echocardiography in primary care for structural heart diseases. The UK’s population is ageing. Statistics by the Office for Nation...

NHS LPP: NHS procurement a different way

18.02.20: Managing Director of the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP), Michael Pace, spoke with NHE’s Matt Roberts about the organisation’s recent transformation. The NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is a non-profit...

CAMHS: The state of play for children and adolescent mental health

14.02.20: National Health Executive’s Matt Roberts spoke with Whitney Crenna-Jennings, a senior researcher in mental health, wellbeing and inclusion at the Education Policy Institute (EPI) about their recently released CAMHS report.   ...

NHS Blood and Transplant: Pass it on

06.02.20: Source: NHE Jan/Feb 20 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is continuing to ramp up its awareness campaign on the forthcoming law change around organ donation in England, targeting leaders and influencers in the NHS. The new legislation &...

NHS Wales and ABPI launch new collaborative toolkit

06.02.20: The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Cymru Wales has partnered with the Welsh NHS Confederation to launch a new toolkit to promote the pharmaceutical industry and NHS Wales working together for patients. The toolki...

NHS to benefit from digital "Redbook" app

05.02.20: As part of the NHS Digital Child Health programme, Personal Child Health Records or “Redbook” will receive a digital makeover. NHS Digital has considered the limitations of the physical Redbook and decided that digitalisation is...

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Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

08/04/2020Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has announced that he will provide free tram passes for NHS and social care workers as a gesture of th... more >
University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

08/04/2020University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

The University of Hull is seeking to help support the healthcare service during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing plans to produce more t... more >
NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

07/04/2020NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

Facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the NHS has needed all of its resources and collective support to ensure... 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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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical profession is often overstretched, with too many resources used for preventable conditions. As such, the national health service is under increased pressure t... 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 >
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 >
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 >

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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 >
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 >