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STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

28/04/2017STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

MPs have slammed the government for the failure of the Better Care Fund (BCF) to achieve any of its objectives, arguing that they are unconvinced that STP planning could succeed where the BCF had... more >
Seven trusts to drive digital mental health services with £35m investment

12/04/2017Seven trusts to drive digital mental health services with £35m investment

Seven trusts will become Global Digital Exemplars for Mental Health and receive a share of £35m to develop and roll-out innovtive technology for patient treatment, NHS England have confirme... more >
60 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

07/04/201760 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

We talk to Ben Dyson, executive director of strategy at NHS Improvement (NHSI). What are NHSI’s main policy objectives for the next 12 months? Our core objectives remain the same: to ... more >
Cancer Drugs Fund delivered ‘no meaningful value’ to patients

28/04/2017Cancer Drugs Fund delivered ‘no meaningful value’ to patients

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up by David C... more >
Health committee urges DH to draw up plan for post-Brexit uncertainty

28/04/2017Health committee urges DH to draw up plan for post-Brexit uncertainty

The Department of Health (DH) have been told ... more >
STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

28/04/2017STPs will not succeed where BCF has failed, warn MPs

MPs have slammed the government for the failu... more >
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Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

26/04/2017Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will today outline a major campaign pledge to axe the NHS pay cap, saying that staff are “underpaid and overworked”. The change is predicted to cost the NHS around £1bn, however Labour say that this is the price the government sho... more >
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Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

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

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwick... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Ed... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care ... more >

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A single approach for purchasing HCTEDs

11/04/2017A single approach for purchasing HCTEDs

Andy Leary, finance director of specialised c... more >
Filling the void and standardising security

07/04/2017Filling the void and standardising security

Jayne King, chair of the National Association... more >
Fear barriers to help-seeking in the UK

07/04/2017Fear barriers to help-seeking in the UK

Jon Paxman, 2020health senior researcher, exp... more >
Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

07/04/2017Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

Amanda Sandford, information manager at Actio... more >

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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24), the government failed to address the funding gap still facing the NHS.   Even the £2bn social care windfall, which Treasury has... read more >

last word

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Department of Health’s (DH’s) PR team mus... more > more last word articles >

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