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CQC carrying out rapid reviews to prepare for future pressures

09.07.20: In an effort to help health and social care service providers best learn from the experience of responding to coronavirus around the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a series of rapid reviews into how providers are working c...

Sharmila Nebhrajani begins new position as NICE Chair

27.05.20: Following her appointment by the Health Secretary, Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE has officially taken up her position as the new Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). With significant government, charitable and in...

CQC publishes its first insight document into Covid-19 pressures

20.05.20: In order to help share insight, ask key questions and encourage collaboration throughout the UK health sector, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the first of its insight document into pressures caused by the current coronaviru...

Government pledges to continue to support UK Ventilator Challenge

05.05.20: Eleven devices manufactured as part of the UK’s Ventilator Challenge, as part of the national drive to increase ventilator supply and protect the NHS, will continue to be supported, the Government have announced. Following a review by...

Skills for Health, NHS Professionals support urgent training needs

09.04.20: The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has necessitated significant efforts from across our healthcare service, with an increasing demand on frontline staff as the escalation of Covid-19 continues. At present, it has been facilitated by a rapid respon...

NHS Property Services appoints new acting Chief Executive Officer

01.04.20: The NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the appointment of Martin Steele as the new acting Chief Executive Officer for the organisation, with the decision taking effect immediately from April 1, 2020. Since 2017, Mr Steele has worke...

Temporary registration granted to 11,800 doctors by GMC

27.03.20: Following an official request by the UK government, the General Medical Council (GMC) has granted temporary registration to 11,856 doctors who had left the profession. This means the doctors are now licensed to practice medicine again in th...

CQC to stop routine inspections to support coronavirus care delivery

16.03.20: From March 16, 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced it will be stopping routine inspections and instead focusing on supporting providers to deliver safe care during the coronavirus outbreak. Throughout the ongoing Covid-19...

APCC: Cracking down on illegal sales of medicines with communication

25.02.20: Hardyal Dhindsa, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for alcohol and substance misuse and PCC for Derbyshire, discusses the illegal theft and sale of medicines. It is recognised that illegal theft and sales of medicine...

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...

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PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

10/07/2020PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

Following the release of the findings from the latest GP Patient Survey, NHS Confederation’s PCN Network have stressed the importance of en... more >
NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

10/07/2020NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

As NHS Test and Trace have published the statistics for the fifth week of the service operating, demonstrating that 97.5% of in-person coron... more >
NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

09/07/2020NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

A new procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to help facilitate the safe return of NHS and other publi... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... 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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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... 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 >
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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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 >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

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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