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Hunt backs rapid response unit to prevent another Morecambe Bay

04/03/2015Hunt backs rapid response unit to prevent another Morecambe Bay

Jeremy Hunt has backed the establishment of an independent patient safety investigation unit to rapidly investigate serious medical incidents in response to the Morecambe Bay report. In... more >
GPs retiring early and working abroad causing doctor shortage

02/03/2015GPs retiring early and working abroad causing doctor shortage

The NHS is facing a shortage of around 1,000 GPs and more than half of the current workforce expects to retire before they turn 60, according to a new survey. Figures released by the House o... more >
Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

27/02/2015Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

The deal to devolve the entire £6bn NHS budget of Greater Manchester to local control was signed today by the chancellor, George Osborne. This trailblazing move sees NHS England, 12 NH... more >
Hunt backs rapid response unit to prevent another Morecambe Bay

04/03/2015Hunt backs rapid response unit to prevent another Morecambe Bay

Jeremy Hunt has backed the establishment of a... more >
Unison members vote to accept NHS pay offer

04/03/2015Unison members vote to accept NHS pay offer

One of the largest unions involved in the NHS... more >
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Health and Wellbeing at Work

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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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Do your staff whistle while they work?

04/03/2015Do your staff whistle while they work?

Guest blog by Jenny Jones, a barrister specialising in employment law, including whistleblowing in the health sector. There are very few subjects that attract media attention as readily and intensively as the allegation that an NHS ‘whistleblower’ has suffered in their employme... more >
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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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Mobile phones are vital to the future of European healthcare

01/02/2015Mobile phones are vital to the future of European healthcare

Jonathan Seddon and Wendy Currie of the Auden... more >
New approach to NHS property brings efficiency to the fore

01/02/2015New approach to NHS property brings efficiency to the fore

Simon Holden, chief executive of NHS Property... more >
Embracing innovation and eliminating waste in NHS procurement

01/02/2015Embracing innovation and eliminating waste in NHS procurement

Jenny Powell, director of JDP Procurement Ser... 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 >

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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 >