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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20.06.17: Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on the work and early outcomes. In October 2015, the national cancer vanguard – led by the Ch...

A great place to work

16.06.17: The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbeing (H&WB). Mike Gibney, director of workforce, and Jane Mullin, deputy director of HR, tell NHE...

A fork in the road for the NHS

06.06.17: Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-point manifesto for the NHS, and the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare system. ...

Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

28.03.17: Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisation faces in setting up regulation for nursing associates, including the very tight timetable. ...

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...

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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

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Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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Third-party maintenance providers: An unfulfilled potential for patients and paymasters

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