Inspection and Regulation

Hospice receives Outstanding CQC rating

16.01.20: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Outstanding ratings to St Giles Hospice in Walsall and Whittington. The CQC, an independent regulator of health and social care services in England, has recently introduced a new regime holding...

New implantable cardiac monitor being reviewed by NICE for NHS use

15.01.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines on a new implantable monitor that transmits data to doctors remotely, potentially preventing hundreds of strokes from occurring. The innovative moni...

New £250m Broadmoor Hospital opened in Crowthorne

16.12.19: More than 150 years after the original world-renowned hospital was opened, the new Broadmoor Hospital is finally completed. Staff and patients have moved into the new, state-of-the-art facility which takes replaces the former hospital, most...

Possible drop in life expectancy due to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s...

Gold Award for NHS digital clinical adviser for midwifery

28.10.19: An NHS Digital Clinical Adviser, who is leading the way for digital maternity services, has been presented with a gold award from England’s Chief Midwifery Officer. Jules Gudgeon works to digitise midwife services and improve women&rs...

RSPH responds to NAO investigation outlining decline in pre-school vaccinations

25.10.19: The National Audit Office (NAO) has published an investigative report on the decline of pre-school vaccinations. (Oct 24) The report comes after public concern was raised regarding NHS England not delivering the 95% performance standard, se...

CQC survey shows NHS improvement despite problematic wait times

23.10.19: A national survey, published today (Oct 23) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), shows most people experience good urgent and emergency care, but waiting times are still a problem. More than 50,000 people, who received urgent and emergency...

Offer NHS cancer screenings during lunch breaks to halt falling attendances, report recommends

16.10.19: Up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved if NHS screening programmes were offered in a wider variety of locations and times, according to recent findings by Prof Sir Mike Richards. Sir Richards, a former national cancer director and chief i...

Northumbria NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

16.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust an Outstanding rating for the second time. The trust provides community care, mental health services and secondary care for around 500,000 people acro...

CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

15.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and social care in England. Certain concerned were raised, particularly with regards to ease of acce...

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

GPhC to begin publishing pharmacy inspections reports publicly

17.09.19: The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun publishing pharmacy inspection reports online, with the aim of “providing assurance and driving improvement” among the UK’s pharmacies. Launching a new website to host th...

NHS to provide treatment to children with rare nervous system condition

11.09.19: Children in England with Batten Disease – a rare, incurable illness which affects the nervous system and often leads to early death – are set to receive treatment on the NHS to slow the onset of sickness. The announcement from&n...

Matt Hancock unveils £1m plans to reclaim NHS overseas visitors debts

10.09.19: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an additional £1m funding, as part of plans to expand the team of experts responsible for recovering millions of pounds in costs for treating overseas visitors in the NHS. ...

NHS Providers report reveals optimism, but work still to be done

10.09.19: NHS Providers have released a new report revealing that there is optimism among NHS trust leaders about the move towards closer working between NHS England and NHS Improvement. In particular, the NHS regulation and oversight: a time of...

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First NHS trusts introduce NHS SBS’ The Edge4Health

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NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

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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 e... read more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

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Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

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