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Webster: Be prepared to defend transformational change in court

21/06/2017Webster: Be prepared to defend transformational change in court

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 actio... more >
Mackey denies legal constraints as accountable care systems confirmed

19/06/2017Mackey denies legal constraints as accountable care systems confirmed

NHS England boss Simon Stevens has confirmed the nine areas that will officially form part of the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs) in the country, covering a total of seven million p... more >
‘No prospect’ for avoiding major NHS crisis without change of direction

09/06/2017‘No prospect’ for avoiding major NHS crisis without change of direction

Without a change in direction by the government following yesterday’s general election that led to a hung Parliament, there is “no prospect” of avoiding a major crisis in the NH... 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 long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from... more >
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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

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

Last year, the cancer vanguard established th... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified ... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confede... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing ... more >

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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of ... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postd... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partner... 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 >

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

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

Nigel Edwards, CEO at the Nuffield Trust, argues that it would be a lost opportunity if the next government does not seek to put both health and social care funding on a more sustainable footing. Just over two years ago the 2015 general ele... more > more last word articles >

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