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Care of dying patients still ‘inconsistent’

04/09/2015Care of dying patients still ‘inconsistent’

There is still too much “inconsistency” and “poor quality” in the care of dying patients, according to palliative care experts.  Dr Jonathan Koffman, senior lect... more >
High bed occupancy rates to blame for poor A&E performance – Monitor

03/09/2015High bed occupancy rates to blame for poor A&E performance – Monitor

The worst A&E performance in a decade against the four-hour emergency care standard last winter was driven, mainly, by hospitals struggling with very high bed occupancy rates, according to Mo... more >
Stevens outlines push to help NHS workers get healthier

02/09/2015Stevens outlines push to help NHS workers get healthier

NHS staff in England will get more access to physiotherapy, mental health therapies and healthier food at work under new plans by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.  Staff aged ... more >
Care of dying patients still ‘inconsistent’

04/09/2015Care of dying patients still ‘inconsistent’

There is still too much “inconsistency&... more >
CQC takes ‘urgent action’ against Colchester Hospital

04/09/2015CQC takes ‘urgent action’ against Colchester Hospital

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has used it... more >
New national service to manage security threats in health sector

04/09/2015New national service to manage security threats in health sector

A new national service to provide guidance an... more >
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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015

02/09/2015 - 03/09/2015

The Health and Care Innovation Expo returns to Manchester, 2-3 September 2015. Save the date in your diary.

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Uncovering the benefits of collaborative working

26/08/2015Uncovering the benefits of collaborative working

Some of the most advanced collaborative relationships anywhere in the business world can be found in the health sector, and the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) is keen to examine exactly how they are working in practice. It is doing research with Warwick University to examine the... more >
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England still faces an epidemic of preventable illness

02/08/2015England still faces an epidemic of preventable illness

Jamie Waterall, national lead for the NHS Hea... more >
Data security at heart of HSCIC's new strategy

02/08/2015Data security at heart of HSCIC's new strategy

Andy Williams, chief executive of the Health ... more >
Carter review: where to find £5bn more savings a year

02/08/2015Carter review: where to find £5bn more savings a year

Lord Carter of Coles, chair of the NHS Procur... more >
'Seven-day GP access will require an overhaul of how primary care works’

15/07/2015'Seven-day GP access will require an overhaul of how primary care works’

NHE speaks to Dr Ajit Kadirgamar, the co-foun... more >

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Soon ‘digital healthcare’ will just be ‘healthcare’

02/08/2015Soon ‘digital healthcare’ will just be ‘healthcare’

Bleddyn Rees, a leading corporate healthcare ... more >
Unrealistic and wasteful reforms will kick trained nurses out of the UK

02/08/2015Unrealistic and wasteful reforms will kick trained nurses out of the UK

Tijen Ahmet, immigration solicitor at SA Law,... more >
The collaboration conundrum and how to fix it

02/08/2015The collaboration conundrum and how to fix it

Alastair Mitchell, president and co-founder o... more >
The roadmap to successful clinical information system procurement

02/08/2015The roadmap to successful clinical information system procurement

Tom Slater, assistant director of provider pr... more >

editor's comment

02/08/2015More and more with less and less

Money is the main topic in this latest edition of NHE – how to do more with it, and the unfortunate fact that there is not enough of it. The amount spent on agency staff, especially nursing and medical staff but clerical too, has been rising massively – our FoI investigation on page 26 shows by exactly how much. The Department of Health and regulators are already onto the problem, though many would say their ‘clampdown’ is tackling the symptoms, not the... read more >

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The cost of demanding savings mustn’t be patient choice

The cost of demanding savings mustn’t be patient choice

 Chris Whitehouse, who chairs the Urology Trade Association, discusses the day-to-day impacts on patients of decisions over efficiency, consumables and devices. The NHS is creaking at the seams. Swamped by demands, the NHS has to perfo... more > more last word articles >

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