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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...

RCGP: Covid-19 controlled drugs changes to make ‘genuine difference’

29.04.20: Temporary changes to relax laws on controlled drugs during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak have been welcomed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), with the belief it will make a “genuine difference” to patients and families. The...

Coronavirus testing to be further expanded to protect most vulnerable

29.04.20: As efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak continue and safeguard the most vulnerable in society, anyone in England with Covid-19 symptoms who has to leave home to go to work, and any symptomatic member of the public aged 65 and over, wi...

'No one part of the system can do this alone': Addressing health inequalities in light of Covid-19

28.04.20: British Red Cross Executive Director of UK Operations Norman McKinley discusses how the organisation is supporting the most vulnerable in response to coronavirus and asks: What will be done to address health inequalities that lead people to beco...

UK firm repurposes specialist food packaging tech to produce PPE

24.04.20: Words provided by RAP UK, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), one of the UK’s leading food-to-go packaging manufacturers, has repurposed its production line during the coronavirus outbreak t...

Government offers commitment to facilitate testing in social care settings

15.04.20: As capacity to test for coronavirus is built up over the coming weeks, all care home residents and social care staff with Covid-19 symptoms will be tested, the government is expected to announce later today. The announcement comes amid crit...

Minister for Care calls upon recruitment agencies

24.03.20: Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately MP, has penned a letter to recruitment agencies operating with the health and social care workforce, calling on them to work with NHS and social care providers to help support the battle against the ongo...

Milton Keynes University Hospital opens new £15m cancer centre

11.03.20: A new £15m cancer centre has opened to patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital, bringing significant improvements to treatment and supporting the local area by bringing together previously spread out services. Prior to the opening...

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Kindness is key to overcoming Covid-19 crisis

26/05/2020Kindness is key to overcoming Covid-19 crisis

Nuno Albuquerque, Group Treatment Lead, UK Addiction Treatment Group, explains why your mental health is just as important as washing your hands ... more >
UK study to examine Covid-19 impact on blood cancer patients

26/05/2020UK study to examine Covid-19 impact on blood cancer patients

A new UK study is being launched by IMPACT to examine how patients receiving stem cell transplants for blood cancers and blood disorders react to... more >
Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26/05/2020Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research pu... more >
Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

26/05/2020Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

Local authorities are set to be supported by £300m government funding to work alongside local NHS providers and other stakeholders, as part... more >

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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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Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26/05/2020Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

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 pre-diabetes tripled. By 2025, it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes in the U... 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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