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Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13/08/2018Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba sai... more >
Hospitals in terror alert after suspicious packages sent to 25 trusts

03/08/2018Hospitals in terror alert after suspicious packages sent to 25 trusts

Two men have been arrested after suspicious packages containing unidentified liquids were sent to hospitals across the country, police have said.... more >
Landmark High Court ruling opens up future Corby walk-in centre to public

03/08/2018Landmark High Court ruling opens up future Corby walk-in centre to public

A CCG’s attempts to turn a local walk-in centre into an appointment-only provider has been overturned following a landmark decision by the ... more >
Four Derbyshire CCGs consider merger to deal with £95m deficit

15/08/2018Four Derbyshire CCGs consider merger to deal with £95m deficit

CCGs in Derbyshire are to discuss plans on how they can source £51m o... more >
Plans for single AO across three CCGs in doubt due to localism fears, but full merger still possible

15/08/2018Plans for single AO across three CCGs in doubt due to localism fears, but full merger still possible

Plans to create a single accountable officer (AO) for three major Leicester... more >
NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

15/08/2018NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

Plans to expand the ‘GP at Hand’ smartphone app outside of Lond... 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 wellness – but it’s... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed ... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the U... more >

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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Profes... more >
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Listening to the frontline

15/08/2018Listening to the frontline

Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and nat... more >
Medication without harm

15/08/2018Medication without harm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Third Global Patient Sa... more >
Stepping up the fight against AMR

15/08/2018Stepping up the fight against AMR

Professor Mark Baker, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, explai... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond more > more last word articles >