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Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

13.08.20: Work on a new state-of-the-art £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit, being built in partnerships between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is now underway in...

Accelerated joint working between PCNs and mental health providers called for

05.08.20: A newly-published briefing by the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network and Mental Health Network has made the case for accelerating joint working between primary care networks and providers of mental health services to help manage the predicted...

NHS launches recruitment drive for social prescribing link workers

05.08.20: In a bid to help combat loneliness and isolation fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS has stepped up its recruitment efforts for social prescribing link workers. Already, more than 1,200 of these workers are helping people impr...

Supporting complex needs and providing a caring environment

05.08.20: Dr Nichola Stefanou, Director of Clinical Practice, Home Group With the UK government announcing a £62m funding package to speed up the discharge of people with learning disabilities and autism from hospital, Dr Nichola Stefanou expla...

Calls for further investment into community healthcare services

04.08.20: As community healthcare services continue to show their key role supporting hospitals from becoming overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing patients to receive care closer to or even within their own homes, the Community Netwo...

Advisor appointed on proposal for NHS to take over social care

28.07.20: Camilla Cavendish, former Policy Chief under David Cameron’s government, has been appointed by Downing Street to help examine and finalise proposals which would see social care brought under the control of the NHS in England, along with th...

NHS Confederation: PCNs perfectly placed to deliver integrated mental health

23.07.20: Following publication of the Mental Health and Primary Care Networks report by The King’s Fund, which addresses whether Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are ready to take on improve local physical and mental health outcomes, NHS Confederation&...

How to create an effective personalised care plan

23.07.20: Rachel Georgiou, Operations Manager, Health Exchange   Personalised care will play an increasing role in the future of delivering healthcare. By 2024, personalised care is expected to benefit up to 2.5 million people in the UK. A...

PCN Network: Greater freedom needed to improve local health

16.07.20: NHS Confederation’s PCN Network is calling for increased flexibility in how PCNs operate, with greater support for clinical directors and involvement with system-level work to manage the health of the local population. More integrated...

Funding to help discharge people with learning disabilities or autism

16.07.20: The UK government has announced £62m funding to help accelerate the discharging from hospital of people with learning disabilities or autism who could be better supported in their community. Announced by Health and Care Secretary Matt...

Government launches new fast-track Health and Care Visa

15.07.20: In efforts to ensure UK health and care services can continue to secure top talent from across the globe, the UK government has launched the new Health and Care Visa. Providing a cheaper, quicker and easier route for eligible health and car...

Significant increase in downloads of NHS-backed Public Health England fitness app during lockdown

01.07.20: A fitness app provided by Public Health England, and backed by the NHS, has been downloaded almost one million times as people sought to keep healthy and active during lockdown. From March until the end of June, there were 858,000 downloads...

‘People shape technology, not the other way around’

18.06.20: Words provided by Home Group, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Assistive technology in healthcare isn’t necessarily something new, but sometimes innovation in this area can seem life-changing in theory, yet not live u...

NICE recommendations to improve the lives of children, young people

16.06.20: Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses her views on the latest NICE impact report on children’s and young people’s healthcare. Chi...

Almost all GP practices sign up to new primary care network contract

15.06.20: NHS England has announced that almost all GP practices across England have signed up to the new Primary Care Network (PCN) contract for next year, entitling them to receive a share of £500m of extra investment annually to employ more staff...

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New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14/08/2020New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app w... more >
Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14/08/2020Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which sug... more >
Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14/08/2020Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and th... more >
BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

13/08/2020BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

As coronavirus and the restrictions and measures which were taken to counteract it put an increased strain on people’s mental health, the B... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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 >
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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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 >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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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