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NHS workforce race equality standard unveiled

31/07/2014NHS workforce race equality standard unveiled

A workforce race equality standard is expected to be implemented across the NHS in April 2015, in a bid to ensure employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to c... more >
NHS staff are too fat, says Simon Stevens

30/07/2014NHS staff are too fat, says Simon Stevens

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens says the health service has to “get its own act together” on obesity by helping staff lose weight. It could mean less junk food in canteens, wei... more >
GP surgeries ‘turning away millions’ as under-investment bites

29/07/2014GP surgeries ‘turning away millions’ as under-investment bites

Patients will struggle to get appointments to see a GP or nurse almost 50 million times this year, according to new research. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) says that the ... more >
NHS workforce race equality standard unveiled

31/07/2014NHS workforce race equality standard unveiled

A workforce race equality standard is expecte... more >
Demand pressures affecting ambulance response times

31/07/2014Demand pressures affecting ambulance response times

Increasing demands on resources are contribut... more >
Summary Care Record hits 40 million patient milestone

31/07/2014Summary Care Record hits 40 million patient milestone

The NHS electronic Summary Care Record (SCR) ... more >
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Should we really be relying on agency staff?

31/07/2014Should we really be relying on agency staff?

It was disappointing to hear today that NHS hospitals across the country have paid more than £1,000 for individual agency nurses and locum doctors to fill shifts on a public holiday. The story came from a Freedom of Information request from Sky News, which asked: how many locum staff... 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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Lifting the mist on ACSCs – identifying real issues draining the NHS

31/07/2014Lifting the mist on ACSCs – identifying real issues draining the NHS

Dr Andrew Goddard (consultant gastroenterologis... more >
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 >

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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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