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Hunt agrees to 'pause' imposition and resume talks with junior doctors

05/05/2016Hunt agrees to 'pause' imposition and resume talks with junior doctors

UPDATE: Hunt offers to resume talks with junior doctors Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has accepted the suggestion from the royal colleges that he suspend imposition of the junior doctors&rsqu... more >
Government is in ‘denial’ about NHS financial crisis – BMA

04/05/2016Government is in ‘denial’ about NHS financial crisis – BMA

Doctors’ leaders have warned the NHS is “crippled” by government denial about its funding crisis at an emergency meeting. Yesterday the British Medical Association (BMA) ca... more >
NHS Improvement to appoint new Southern director

29/04/2016NHS Improvement to appoint new Southern director

3 May UPDATE NHS Improvement has exercised its powers to impose management changes at Southern Health. NHS Improvement, who warned Southern three weeks ago that they may have to make ma... more >
Alcohol-related hospital admissions increase by 29% – PHE

05/05/2016Alcohol-related hospital admissions increase by 29% – PHE

Hospital admissions linked to alcohol are inc... more >
MPs reject e-petition to keep nursing bursaries

05/05/2016MPs reject e-petition to keep nursing bursaries

An e-petition calling on the government to ov... more >
The MP’s View: Advancing Hand Hygiene Compliance in the NHS

05/05/2016The MP’s View: Advancing Hand Hygiene Compliance in the NHS

Andrea Jenkyns, MP for Morley and Outwood and... more >
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Why are we still waiting for progress on waiting times in mental health?

04/05/2016Why are we still waiting for progress on waiting times in mental health?

Liz Felton, CEO of Together for Mental Wellbeing, a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues, discusses the lack of progress on reducing mental health waiting times.  The National Audit Office has reported that the government is unlikely to meet its pledge t... more >
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The future starts now

07/04/2016The future starts now

As NHE went to press, Forward Thinking Birmin... more >
Good mental health within our reach

06/04/2016Good mental health within our reach

Shortly after the publication of the Mental H... more >
Capping, bank conversion and collaboration key to tackling agency spend

26/01/2016Capping, bank conversion and collaboration key to tackling agency spend

Stephen Dangerfield, chief executive of NHS P... more >
The impact of last year’s procurement regulation changes

11/01/2016The impact of last year’s procurement regulation changes

Helen Lisle, chair of the Health Care Supply ... more >

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The challenges in moving closer to place-based commissioning

12/04/2016The challenges in moving closer to place-based commissioning

Dr Graham Jackson, chair of NHS Aylesbury Val... more >
Be wary of mental health labels

07/04/2016Be wary of mental health labels

Writing for NHE in his capacity as a qualifie... more >
Can we make the hospital a safer place at night?

05/04/2016Can we make the hospital a safer place at night?

It has been 10 years since the introduction o... more >
NMC set for a big year of change

01/04/2016NMC set for a big year of change

Tom Kirkbride, director of registration at th... more >

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02/03/2016Prioritising change in mental health

In this edition there is a special focus on mental health, particularly how we fund and deliver services going forward while making them easily accessible.  Following the launch of the long-awaited Mental Health Taskforce’s report, we spoke to its chair, Paul Farmer, who suggests that we are at the start of a 10-year journey which will, hopefully, result in physical and mental health parity.  But in order to get there many obstacles have to be overcome. For... read more >

last word

Facing the financial challenge head on

Facing the financial challenge head on

Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), on why financial and clinical staff need to work together much more collectively in the future to plan services. As we near the end of the 2015-16 ... more > more last word articles >