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Cutting through the fake news

22.11.17: In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, tells NHE’s Josh Mines how journalists should be looking to cut through the noi...

Tackling infection prevention locally

04.10.17: Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a board member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the n...

Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02.10.17: NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved since the Department of Health’s (DH’s) eProcurement Strategy, launched back in 2014? ...

Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25.09.17: Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – but argues that there is strong momentum across the sector to champion even further change. Thr...

Improving care at the touch of a screen

08.08.17: When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Josh Mines talks to the University of Stirling’s Lesley Palmer about how a new app aims to improv...

A new approach to talent management

25.07.17: Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager, discuss the ongoing work to improve talent management and access to leadership development in the...

Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25.07.17: At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director responsible for NHS England’s strategy and policy, about the developments and direction of tra...

How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25.07.17: On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifically target the NHS, the impact on UK health services brought cyber security to the top of the nationa...

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...

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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, ... more >
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Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... 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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Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

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