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Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’

24/07/2014Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’

Hospital patients should expect ‘greater waiting times’ in A&E units in the future, two leading health organisations have warned.   A report by the Nuffield Trust ... more >
NHS sickness absence rate falls to five-year low – HSCIC

23/07/2014NHS sickness absence rate falls to five-year low – HSCIC

Sickness absence rates in the NHS are at their lowest point since 2009-10, when they first started being recorded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The latest NHS sic... more >
Friends and Family Test to be rolled out to all GPs

22/07/2014Friends and Family Test to be rolled out to all GPs

From January next year all GP practices in England will have to provide monthly data on the Friends and Family Test (FTT), following changes announced by NHS England. In a letter to all GP p... more >
Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths with NHS help

24/07/2014Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths with NHS help

A national hospice charity has called on the ... more >
Auditors highlight financial concerns at 19 NHS trusts

24/07/2014Auditors highlight financial concerns at 19 NHS trusts

Auditors have referred 19 NHS trusts to the h... more >
Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’

24/07/2014Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’

Hospital patients should expect ‘greate... more >
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Let’s get past the rhetoric of seven-day services

23/07/2014Let’s get past the rhetoric of seven-day services

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s national clinical director, has once again stated that the provision of seven-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority”. During an NHS Improving Quality event in London, representatives of the 13 Early Adopter communities set ... more >
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Examining nursing education in England

28/05/2014Examining nursing education in England

Jackie Smith, chief executive of the Nursing an... more >
Improving access to patient information at the country’s biggest health and care trust

28/05/2014Improving access to patient information at the country’s biggest health and care trust

Amy Freeman, chief information officer at Staff... more >
Self care is for everybody

28/05/2014Self care is for everybody

Susan Swientozielskyj, head of long term condit... more >

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Room for improvement

28/05/2014Room for improvement

A new report has shown that more needs to be do... more >
The opportunity of EAMS – earlier guidance is only the start

28/05/2014The opportunity of EAMS – earlier guidance is only the start

Whether in health, education or finance, innova... more >
Changing how we change the NHS

28/05/2014Changing how we change the NHS

The NHS is the biggest single healthcare system... more >

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01/06/2014A new era – or more of the same?

Welcome to this larger-than-usual edition of National Health Executive, with even more features, analysis, news, views and interviews than usual. With thousands of NHS managers, directors and clinicians soon to meet up in Liverpool for the annual NHS Confederation conference, we’ve got a preview of the show, including information about the exhibitors, speakers, venue and the events you should be sure not to miss. Our guide begins on page 31. As our last edition was going to... read more >

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Active by Design: a new movement to improve the health of the nation

Active by Design: a new movement to improve the health of the nation

Kathy MacEwen, head of programmes for the Cabe Team at the Design Council, discusses the new Active by Design initiative, which promotes good design to encourage greater levels of daily physical activity in buildings and public spaces. As ou... more > more last word articles >

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