Integrated Care & Social Care

County council director and CCG CEO to lead STP in joint-role

24.05.19: Hertfordshire and West Essex STP has announced a job-share partnership between the local county council and CCG to lead the STP. Iain MacBeath, the director of adult social care services at Hertfordshire County Council, and the chief execut...

London trust and CCG to appoint first joint leader in new shared working plans

15.05.19: A London trust and CCG have published new plans to increase the level of joint working between Croydon’s NHS services by appointing a new single joint leader. Croydon Health Services Trust and Croydon CCG have announced their ambition...

System working in an uncertain world

09.05.19: What, exactly, is an integrated care system? Well, it’s unclear, writes Kacey Cogle, policy advisor at NHS Providers. On the NHS England website, integrated care systems (ICSs) are not clearly defined, referring to STPs (sustainabilit...

Single joint chief appointed to lead five Norfolk CCGs

02.05.19: The five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney have appointed a new joint chief officer to oversee improved integrated working in a troubled health economy. Melanie Craig, the current chief officer of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG and executive...

Home care giant Four Seasons goes into administration

30.04.19: One of Britain’s largest care home groups has gone into administration, putting its 17,000 residents and 22,000 jobs at risk. Two of the holding companies behind Four Seasons Health Care have appointed administrators after struggling...

Delayed hospital merger at centre of Bedford mayoral election as candidates desperate to retain NHS services

30.04.19: A delayed merger between two hospital trusts that will save £10m to £14m “needs to happen,” according to a councillor and mayoral candidate ahead of an election race in Bedford. Luton and Dunstable University Hospita...

NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

24.04.19: NHS England (NHSE) has announced a major expansion of a landmark scheme designed to help patients with serious mental health problems find employment. The voluntary scheme, known as the Individual Placement and Support service (IPS), is to...

City council rejoins ICS after reforms agreed in privatisation and accountability row

17.04.19: Nottingham City Council is to rejoin its local NHS integrated care system (ICS) after significant reforms were made to the way the system runs in order to address concerns over accountability and privatisation. The local authority’s e...

NHS rolls out new digital portal for home care vacancies in bid to reduce hospital discharge delays

16.04.19: A new digital portal that allows hospital staff to find care home spaces for patients is to be rolled out across the NHS in a bid to reduce delays. The ‘Capacity Tracker’ is being rolled out by NHS England to hospitals, care hom...

Utilising smart meters in assisted living

27.03.19: Dr Sudip Sikdar, consultant old-age psychiatrist, and Pauline Parker, head of research at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; alongside Dr Carl Chalmers, senior lecturer in computer science, and Dr Paul Fergus, reader in machine learning at Liverp...

Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

20.03.19: Jon Baker, PHBChoices director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) believes that the extension of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) is a great opportunity for clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to expand and improve care provision – pr...

Top nurse to lead new integrated care group in Nottinghamshire

18.03.19: A top nurse has been appointed to lead a new health partnership in Nottinghamshire described as an alliance of NHS providers, commissioners, and local authorities. Rachel Munton has been chosen as the first independent chair of the mid-Nott...

Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

18.03.19: Tom McCarthy, managing partner at Niche, sizes up the NHS Long-Term Plan. “It's the economy, stupid,” was coined by Bill Clinton’s election strategist, James Carville, in 1992 to emphasise the single most important issue t...

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing at EvoNorth 2019

07.03.19: Under the banner of the Northern Powerhouse, health and social care has been one of the most prevalent themes for the improvement and sustainability of public health in the North. Following the landmark announcement of the NHS Long-Term Plan in...

Transforming the way we treat trauma

06.03.19: In this article, Bevan Exemplar and trauma surgeon Oliver Blocker explains why the NHS needs to change to survive in the way it treats and admits trauma patients. He discusses how new models of care are vital to meet the needs of patients with i...

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Trust apologises for heart surgeon’s exclusion amidst a ‘toxic’ row inside a ‘feuding’ cardiac unit

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County council director and CCG CEO to lead STP in joint-role

24/05/2019County council director and CCG CEO to lead STP in joint-role

Hertfordshire and West Essex STP has announced a job-share partnership between the local county council and CCG to lead the STP. Iain MacBea... more >
Kettering hospital trust exits special measures after two years

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A Midlands Hospital Trust has left special measures by inspectors after two years when they found significant improvements had been made and a &l... more >

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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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The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

22/05/2019The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains why medical defence organisation (MDO) membership remains important following the introduction of state indemnity. On 1 April 2019, state indemnity for NHS contracted primary care work was introduced in England and Wales. Following this, the MDU surv... more >
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Turning blue lights green

11/04/2019Turning blue lights green

Polly Billington, director of UK100, a cities network that campaigns on environmental issues, argues that the NHS needs a national strategy for a... more >
Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10/04/2019Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Steve Hams, director of quality and chief nurse at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHFT), demonstrates how cultural change has im... more >
How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

10/04/2019How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us to the new nursing associate role, and how it’s set to complement the NHS L... more >
A smarter approach to tackling AMR

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is estimated to cause 700,000 deaths each year globally. This could rise to 10 million by 2050 if we do nothing. B... more >
Working together to improve volunteer impacts

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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 >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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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 >
Tackling infection prevention locally

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Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >

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