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Patients put ‘at risk of serious harm’ in ineffective £330m Capita deal

17/05/2018Patients put ‘at risk of serious harm’ in ineffective £330m Capita deal

Patients could have been put at serious risk as a result of a “widespread failures” in an attempt to outsource primary care duties by NHS England, a new report has found. The sev... more >
Trust ‘outsourcing plan’ branded an underhand way to erode staff pay

11/05/2018Trust ‘outsourcing plan’ branded an underhand way to erode staff pay

East Kent Hospitals University FT (EKHUFT) has come under fire for its plans to transfer staff to a new wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) company. The move will see around 850 cleaning, catering and... more >
Hunt gives private hospitals two weeks to ‘get house in order’

08/05/2018Hunt gives private hospitals two weeks to ‘get house in order’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has today called upon private hospitals to “ensure rapid improvement” from the independent sector offering care that does not meet the standard of NHS tru... more >

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Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

24/05/2018Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

A taxation increase of at least 4% a year is necessary to prevent “unnecessary costs, inefficiencies and uncertainty” and improve quality of care in the NHS, a major report has a... more >
Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24/05/2018Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience the challenges of primary care in winter. Spea... more >
Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23/05/2018Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care organisations (ACOs), which they claim is an attempt... more >
NHS can’t replace ‘tatty’ and broken-down equipment due to lack of funding

23/05/2018NHS can’t replace ‘tatty’ and broken-down equipment due to lack of funding

“Missed investment opportunities” for vital cancer scanning and major equipment were identified as issues created due to government cuts in NHS funding, new research shows. Broke... more >
Seven found guilty for defrauding NHS using ‘ghost shift’ payments

23/05/2018Seven found guilty for defrauding NHS using ‘ghost shift’ payments

Seven people have been prosecuted for money laundering and conspiracy to defraud offences against the NHS, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has revealed. Medical recruitment officer ... more >

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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other... more >
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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s w... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news&rsquo... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurem... more >

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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life ... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general sec... more >