Inspection and Regulation

East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection of its service. CQC carried out its inspection of the trust between 2 April and 15 May, fi...

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

16.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised the ‘kindness and compassion’ shown by staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits. ...

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU earns CIPS procurement recogition

16.07.19: The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has earned recognition for the quality of its work after being awarded a standard level in the Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) by the Chartered Institute of Procurement...

NHS Clinical Commissioners praises CCGs annual assessment ratings

12.07.19: Chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, Julie Wood, has praised the annual assessment ratings of CCGs as showing “well-deserved recognition” of their hard work. NHS England’s CCG Annual Assessment Report for 20...

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals named regional champions after AHSCT work

09.07.19: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named a winner in the Future NHS Award at the Yorkshire and Humber NHS Parliamentary Awards. They will now go on to represent the region at the national awards ceremony at the House...

NHS England recommends uncapped PrEP trial access

08.07.19: NHS England have announced five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped number of places on the ongoing IMPACT Trial. This follows a meeting yesterday between Simon Stevens, ch...

UH Bristol receives best overall hospital experience score

04.07.19: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has received the best overall hospital experience score of all general acute trusts in the national patient survey. Every year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the official regulator of h...

CQC welcomes improvements at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust

03.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has welcomed improvements at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust following an inspection. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust took over the provision of community health services previously prov...

Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13.06.19: Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, education, policing and civil service servants are. Almost 5.4 million people are employed in the...

Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10.06.19: Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre being built for the district. This September we will open the doors to our first ever Integrated C...

New government proposals put forward to tackle NHS pension crisis

05.06.19: The government has put forward plans to reform the NHS pension scheme and provide top doctors with more flexibility in response to growing concerns that a “perfect storm” of tax and pension rules are forcing staff to reduce their hou...

Independent sector and NHS must meet the same standards of care

04.06.19: Professor Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), outlines how and why the independent sector must meet the same standards of care as the National Health Service. Like so many of my colleagues, I was deeply shocked...

NHS Counter Fraud: Who cares about ISO 17025:2005?

03.06.19: We do, writes Nikki Crook, technical lead of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Forensic Computing Unit (FCU). I work for the NHSCFA, which is leading the fight against NHS fraud at the national level. Our dedicated FCU suppor...

Cannabis on trial

30.05.19: How will the NHS conduct accurate trials of cannabis-based medicinal products when everyone has already tried cannabis? Dr David Horn, medical director at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, reports. Until November 2018, cannabis was a Sched...

Perfect storm brewing over NHS pensions and tax rules

28.05.19: Dr Phil de Warren-Penny, deputy co-chair for negotiations on the BMA consultant committee, discusses the perfect storm brewing in light of changes made to healthcare professionals’ pension rules. Separate changes to the current system...

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

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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

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

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The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
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The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
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In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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