Improving the flow

13.02.17: Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emergency department after taking part in the Flow Cost Quality programme. Back in December, the Heal...

Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07.12.16: Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the organisation’s new director of leadership development, which includes taking charge of the work of the NHS Leadership Academy. He talks to NHE’s David Stevenso...

The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03.10.16: David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), talks to NHE about the correlation between high rates of staff satisfaction and improved patient experience. “The link between satisfied and engaged staff and sati...

Dame Fiona Caldicott: We’re not quite ready for sharing back-office function on data security

07.07.16: NHE’s David Stevenson talks to Dame Fiona Caldicott following her much-awaited Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. In the foreword to the National Data Guardian’s (NDG’s) Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt...

Benchmarking what good looks like

01.07.16: Lord Carter of Coles discusses the findings of his recent review, the work of NHS Improvement (NHSI) and the importance of benchmarking. David Stevenson reports. “Good people, given good data, usually do good things”, accor...

The importance of early leadership development

13.06.16: NHE talks to Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), about what needs to be done to develop the next generation of clinical commissioning leaders. David Stevenson reports. There must be a concerted effort to...

Unprecedented demand for clinical pharmacy

08.06.16: Dr Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for NHS England, who also provides support to the Department of Health and Health Education England (HEE), discusses the unprecedented demand for clinical pharmacy. David Stevenson reports. Follo...

Moving forward with pharmacy after Carter

04.05.16: Lord Carter’s efficiency review, which shed light on significant variations across NHS pharmacy services, was pivotal in paving the way for new standards. Andrew Davies, director of pharmacy at North Bristol NHS Trust, who helped shape the...

The future starts now

07.04.16: As NHE went to press, Forward Thinking Birmingham went live. Its managing director, Denise McLellan, explains the main changes and what benefits the new integrated mental health system will deliver. Forward Thinking Birmingham, the city&rsq...

Good mental health within our reach

06.04.16: Shortly after the publication of the Mental Health Taskforce report, its chair and chief executive of Mind, Paul Farmer, delves deeper into the major reforms expected locally. When Mind’s chief executive, Paul Farmer, unveiled the fir...

Capping, bank conversion and collaboration key to tackling agency spend

26.01.16: Stephen Dangerfield, chief executive of NHS Professionals, discusses how trusts are responding to the recently introduced agency price caps. Price caps for agency staff in the NHS came into effect in November last year and trusts are alread...

The impact of last year’s procurement regulation changes

11.01.16: Helen Lisle, chair of the Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) and a director of procurement in the NHS, looks back over the last year and gives her thoughts on the impact changes introduced by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR15) have...

Urgent referral for suspected cancer linked to saving lives

29.11.15: Professor Henrik Møller, epidemiologist at King’s College London, discusses how use of the two-week urgent referral for suspected cancer by GPs is variable in England, and what this means for patients. A “clinically relev...

‘Leadership isn’t based on a single trajectory’

29.11.15: Professor Wendy Reid, Health Education England’s director of education and quality, talks to NHE about the challenges and opportunities in developing future NHS leaders. David Stevenson reports. To transform and develop its leadership...

Mental health commissioning, prevention and parity of esteem: Interview with Luciana Berger MP

19.11.15: NHE’s Luana Salles talks to Labour’s new shadow mental health minister. In today’s NHS, mental health is the new physical health. If you open any newspaper on any given day, you are likely to see at least one story discuss...

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Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

08/02/2017Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

On behalf of the Patients Association, Nic Hart has recently penned an open letter to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman in an attempt to keep pressing for answers around the 2012 death of his teenage daughter, Averil, whilst in the care of Cambridge and Peterborough NHS FT. Here, he writes about the importance of communication and co-... more >
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Transforming community care

23/02/2017Transforming community care

Chris Gregory, head of clinical systems for LGSS Local Health and Care Shared Service — a public sector organisation providing back-office ... more >
Maximising the value of public engagement

20/02/2017Maximising the value of public engagement

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent chair of Healthwatch England, explains why listening to feedback from the public is much more likely t... more >
Time to value ambulance staff

20/02/2017Time to value ambulance staff

Alan Lofthouse, Unison's national ambulance officer, discusses the need for policymakers to address the rising rate of ambulance staff leaving th... more >
Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

20/02/2017Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

Aaron Powell, chief digital officer at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), explains why the organisation sees mobile very much as the future. ... more >

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Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

While many countries across Europe struggle to deal with a rising demand for mental health services, Finland is successfully improving service pr... more > more last word articles >

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07/02/2017Handling the pressure

Although NHS trusts have been feeling the pressure this winter, as demand on A&E services continues to rise and the financial challenge deepens, it is worth noting and applauding the professionalism, determination and resilience of the workforce in still delivering world-class healthcare.  However, as you’ll read throughout... read more >

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A collaborative approach to tackling agency

20/02/2017A collaborative approach to tackling agency

Jim Forsyth and Jane Goodall from Hertfordshi... more >
Unleashing the benefits of patient feedback

16/02/2017Unleashing the benefits of patient feedback

NHE’s Luana Salles looks back at what t... more >