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Hunt sets out controls to clampdown on agency staffing costs

02/06/2015Hunt sets out controls to clampdown on agency staffing costs

Jeremy Hunt has unveiled a package of tough new financial controls to clampdown on rip-off staffing agencies charging the NHS extortionate rates.  However, the health secretary’s ... more >
NHS to clamp down on staffing agencies ‘ripping off’ NHS – Stevens

01/06/2015NHS to clamp down on staffing agencies ‘ripping off’ NHS – Stevens

NHS England boss Simon Stevens has said the health service plans to “clamp down” on some of the staffing agencies ripping off the NHS.  Speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Ma... more >
Medical students report high levels of patient and workplace abuse

27/05/2015Medical students report high levels of patient and workplace abuse

A new survey of medical and healthcare students has revealed widespread abuse of patient dignity and safety, as well as abuse of workplace colleagues. Researchers from the University of Dund... more >
Staff burnout could derail seven-day NHS plans

02/06/2015Staff burnout could derail seven-day NHS plans

Staff burnout, disengagement and NHS pay rest... more >
Hunt sets out controls to clampdown on agency staffing costs

02/06/2015Hunt sets out controls to clampdown on agency staffing costs

Jeremy Hunt has unveiled a package of tough n... more >
NHS to clamp down on staffing agencies ‘ripping off’ NHS – Stevens

01/06/2015NHS to clamp down on staffing agencies ‘ripping off’ NHS – Stevens

NHS England boss Simon Stevens has said the h... more >
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NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2015

03/06/2015 - 05/06/2015

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NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2015

03/06/2015 - 05/06/2015

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NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2015

03/06/2015 - 05/06/2015

The Alzheimer’s Show London

05/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

The Alzheimer’s Show, in association with the Alzheimer’s Society, is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for people who deal with Alzheimer’s and dementia on a daily basis. You’ll find inspiring talks by first class speakers, workshops and information on the very best and latest products and services.

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The Alzheimer’s Show London

05/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

The Alzheimer’s Show, in association with the Alzheimer’s Society, is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for people who deal with Alzheimer’s and dementia on a daily basis. You’ll find inspiring talks by first class speakers, workshops and information on the very best and latest products and services.

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Digital Health and Care Congress 2015

16/06/2015 - 17/06/2015

With the NHS five year forward view's focus on harnessing the information revolution and the National Information Board's proposals that by 2020 all patient and care records will be digital and that by 2018 all individuals will be enabled to view their records, now is the time for health and care professionals to seriously consider how they can better use data and technology to deliver improved services for patients.

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Digital Health and Care Congress 2015

16/06/2015 - 17/06/2015

With the NHS five year forward view's focus on harnessing the information revolution and the National Information Board's proposals that by 2020 all patient and care records will be digital and that by 2018 all individuals will be enabled to view their records, now is the time for health and care professionals to seriously consider how they can better use data and technology to deliver improved services for patients.

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RCN Congress 2015

21/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

Talk to pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, recruitment agencies, charities, publishers, training organisations and universities. Learn about the latest products, services and equipment. Be the first to introduce the new nursing trends to your workplace. It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, so make the most of your chance to explore it!

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RCN Congress 2015

21/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

Talk to pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, recruitment agencies, charities, publishers, training organisations and universities. Learn about the latest products, services and equipment. Be the first to introduce the new nursing trends to your workplace. It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, so make the most of your chance to explore it!

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RCN Congress 2015

21/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

Talk to pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, recruitment agencies, charities, publishers, training organisations and universities. Learn about the latest products, services and equipment. Be the first to introduce the new nursing trends to your workplace. It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, so make the most of your chance to explore it!

NHS Scotland Event

23/06/2015 - 24/06/2015

The NHSScotland Event provides individuals working in and with NHSScotland with the opportunity to consider and discuss some of the important challenges for health and care now and in the future.

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RCN Congress 2015

21/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

Talk to pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, recruitment agencies, charities, publishers, training organisations and universities. Learn about the latest products, services and equipment. Be the first to introduce the new nursing trends to your workplace. It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, so make the most of your chance to explore it!

NHS Scotland Event

23/06/2015 - 24/06/2015

The NHSScotland Event provides individuals working in and with NHSScotland with the opportunity to consider and discuss some of the important challenges for health and care now and in the future.

Health+Care 2015 and The Commissioning Show

24/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

The largest national event for health and care professionals provides a world class learning and networking environment. Over 300 speakers will deliver 'live' case studies, insightful debates and offer practical solutions to current challenges.

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RCN Congress 2015

21/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

Talk to pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, recruitment agencies, charities, publishers, training organisations and universities. Learn about the latest products, services and equipment. Be the first to introduce the new nursing trends to your workplace. It’s the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, so make the most of your chance to explore it!

Health+Care 2015 and The Commissioning Show

24/06/2015 - 25/06/2015

The largest national event for health and care professionals provides a world class learning and networking environment. Over 300 speakers will deliver 'live' case studies, insightful debates and offer practical solutions to current challenges.

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Delivering perfect dictation

27/05/2015Delivering perfect dictation

Guest blog by Maxine Park Whether you choose a dedicated dictation machine or a smartphone/tablet with the latest dictation app, the first rule is don’t hold it too close. Microphones vary, but generally hold the microphone about six inches (15cm) from your mouth to prevent word... more >
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Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

01/04/2015Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

The number of Integrated Care Pioneers has ex... more >
‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

01/04/2015‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

Lord Carter of Coles, chair of the NHS Procur... more >
Beyond the islands of excellence

01/04/2015Beyond the islands of excellence

Andy McMinn is one of the leading lights in N... more >
The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

01/04/2015The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

A new study has claimed to find a correlation... more >

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There is a new look and fresh feel to National Health Executive – as I am sure you will have already noticed. We wanted a redesign to ensure our great content – news, views, comment, analysis, interviews, features, updates, events and investigations – is as engaging and attractive as possible. Hopefully the new design, inside and out, will make it easier for readers to find the articles that most interest them, and ensure a great read. We still have our regular... read more >

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Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Dr Darren Leech, a director at NHS Elect, a members’ network providing high-quality support to in-house management teams, takes a step back to examine the ‘competition question’. Circle Holdings recently decided to withdra... more > more last word articles >

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