Integrated Care & Social Care

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...

Covid-19 tests offered to care homes for over-65s or those with dementia

08.06.20: After a significant increase in testing capacity has been achieved, test kits have now been offered to every care home across England catering for over-65s or those with dementia. Kits have been delivered to all eligible care homes who need...

PPP Taking Care donate £100k to Age UK Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

28.05.20: Words provided by PPP Taking Care, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive With the UK currently on lockdown for the foreseeable future, more and more of our older population are facing long periods of time being isolated, with no...

Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26.05.20: Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study also found that, over eight years, the number of people diagnosed with...

RCN seeks clarity on furlough for independent sector nursing staff

19.05.20: Nursing staff working in organisations including care homes, social care providers and other independent employers have in cases been left uncertain as to whether they are eligible for the government’s furlough scheme, with the Royal Colle...

Diversifying to meet a demand: One business' response to PPE shortages

18.05.20: As Covid-19 demands innovation from all businesses, Matt Parker looked to diversify his Beyondsome brand to support the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) which had been struggling with supply chain challenges during the outbreak. He...

PPP Taking Care become first Which? Approved Personal Alarm Service

13.05.20: Words provided by PPP Taking Care, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive In the current climate, it is critical that the elderly and vulnerable can be certain that the services they purchase are reliable, resilient and trustwort...

Government launches new portal for care home coronavirus testing

12.05.20: With all care home staff and residents now eligible for testing, with a priority given to those in homes looking after residents over 65 years of age, a new online portal has been launched to streamline the process of arranging coronavirus test...

Business partnerships create millions more items of PPE for frontline staff

11.05.20: Millions of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) are to be received over the coming months for NHS and social care staff across the UK battling the coronavirus outbreak, courtesy of new collaborations agreed between Government and m...

Dedicated adult social care workforce app launched by government

07.05.20: England’s adult social care workforce is set to benefit from a new dedicated app to help support them through the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Care Workforce app, which has been developed with NHSX and the NHS Business...

Health Foundation: Care homes remain on the front line in the fight

05.05.20: Throughout this coronavirus outbreak, care homes have been at the forefront of the fight against the virus, with many of the facilities becoming hotbeds for deaths and infections, in part due to the close proximity of many at risk patients...

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NHS harnessing predictive tech to help coronavirus forecasting

15/07/2020NHS harnessing predictive tech to help coronavirus forecasting

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased, NHS teams are being given access to cutting-edge predictive technology to help forecast coron... more >
Recommendations issued on medical pathways for acute care

15/07/2020Recommendations issued on medical pathways for acute care

As the NHS begins to rebuild services back up following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, a series of recommendations has been issued in... more >
Significant drop recorded in hospital admissions for heart attacks

15/07/2020Significant drop recorded in hospital admissions for heart attacks

New research from the University of Oxford, working in collaboration with NHS Digital and experts from a number of other universities, has shown ... more >
Government launches new fast-track Health and Care Visa

15/07/2020Government launches new fast-track Health and Care Visa

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 ... 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 >
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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