Inspection and Regulation

Health Foundation responds to NHS England’s January performance

14.02.20: Following the publication of NHS England’s January performance statistics, the Health Foundation has issued a firm but fair evaluation of the data. Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation, Tim Gardner, said: “Today's figur...

St John Ambulance joins the Independent Ambulance Association

06.02.20: St John Ambulance have become the latest addition to the Independent Ambulance Association (IAA), having passed all the necessary vetting for membership – including requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC assess...

RCN launches independent governance review

04.02.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has started an independent review of its internal decision-making process and governance. The review will be led by the Centre for Public Scrutiny and was called by members during RCN Congress in 2019 foll...

Camden and Islington NHS FT rated 'Good' by CQC

28.01.20: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust as 'Good' overall, retaining its rating from its last inspection. Camden and Islington NHS FT were rated 'Outstanding' for being effective, 'Good' fo...

St John Ambulance services in East Midlands rated ‘Good’ by CQC

24.01.20: First aid charity, St John Ambulance East Midlands, received a mark of ‘Good’ in its first official rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The rating comes after an inspection was announced in August last year at short n...

Ofsted: Work placements for young adults with disabilities rated 'Good'

24.01.20: A work placement scheme helping young people with disabilities has earned an overall ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted report. Health Education England’s programme, Project Choice, supports people with disabilities, learni...

GOSH earns Good rating following CQC inspection

22.01.20: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) has been given a rating of Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection. This means the trust’s overall rating is unchanged from its last...

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...

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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’

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

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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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

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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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... 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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