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HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

30/03/2015HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) wants to increase the renewal fee from £80 to £90 per year from 1 August 2015, with similar rises in its other fees.  The rise... more >
East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

27/03/2015East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

Services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  An initial inspection took place in September last year befo... more >
‘Real risk that patient care will suffer’ as NHS deteriorates under coalition

26/03/2015‘Real risk that patient care will suffer’ as NHS deteriorates under coalition

NHS services in England have deteriorated over the last two years in a way not seen since the early 1990s, according to a new report by a leading health charity. In the second part of a majo... more >
MenB vaccine added to child immunisation schedule

30/03/2015MenB vaccine added to child immunisation schedule

All babies in the UK will soon have access to... more >
NHS to recoup over £2m defrauded by Sussex finance chief

30/03/2015NHS to recoup over £2m defrauded by Sussex finance chief

A jailed accountant has been ordered to pay b... more >
HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

30/03/2015HCPC proposes another fee increase, to £90

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC... more >
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Health and Wellbeing at Work

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RCN Education Forum national conference 2015

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RCN Education Forum national conference 2015

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Mental Health Network annual conference and exhibition 2015

18/03/2015

Due to the success of this year’s sell-out conference, we are increasing the scale of the event for 2015 to bring together increased numbers of leaders, partners and stakeholders from across the mental health and care sector.

Unison Health and Safety seminar

18/03/2015

UNISON invites health and safety activists and members interested in health and safety to attend UNISON’s national Health and Safety seminar.

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GP return to practice scheme launched

25/03/2015GP return to practice scheme launched

Last September, Health Education England (HEE) announced it was investing £4.7m into training resources over the next three years as part of a major national campaign to allow former nurses to return to the workforce.  Now a new programme to get doctors back into General Practic... more >
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interviews

Friends & Family Test: The end of ‘Net Promoter’

01/02/2015Friends & Family Test: The end of ‘Net Promoter’

NHE caught up with Andrew MacPherson, managin... more >
Tracking technology helps Wolverhampton tackle infection prevention

01/02/2015Tracking technology helps Wolverhampton tackle infection prevention

Clare Nash, the ‘SafeHands’ progr... more >
Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

01/02/2015Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

David McCullough, chief executive of the Roya... more >
eHospital: An evolving system

01/02/2015eHospital: An evolving system

Dr Afzal Chaudhry, chief information officer ... more >

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A place to think

25/03/2015A place to think

Professor Terry Young, Associate Dean, Health... more >
Revalidation pilot for nurses and midwives in Public Health England

18/03/2015Revalidation pilot for nurses and midwives in Public Health England

Helen Kirk, nursing and midwifery interim rev... more >
Building trust in the NHS: the role of the centre in facilitating change

18/03/2015Building trust in the NHS: the role of the centre in facilitating change

How can politicians, where the buck very publ... more >

editor's comment

01/02/2015Under pressure

There is no one cause that explains the difficult winter the NHS is experiencing, which is a much wider problem than just A&E. As explained in our news pages and elsewhere this edition, various areas of the health service feel they are in crisis and under insurmountable pressure – general practice, midwifery, mental health and others. The Better Care Fund may help to reduce some of the pressures on emergency departments, but the evidence so far suggests the help will be... read more >

last word

The rolling crisis in mental healthcare

The rolling crisis in mental healthcare

Philip Barber FRCP, a consultant respiratory physician at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS FT and The Christie, discusses what he sees as the de-medicalisation of clinical psychiatry. The news that Nick Clegg is to head up a task... more > more last word articles >