Mental Health

“Innovative” mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students

18.11.19: A new mental health service aimed at Greater Manchester’s students is to be announced at an event this evening (Nov 18). The service aims to help students overcome significant mental illness, such as psychosis, depression, personality...

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year nominee from Bolton

13.11.19: A social worker from the North Bolton Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) has been shortlisted as one of the seven finalists in their category at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards. The nominee is Amanda Stewart, a mental health...

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS...

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu...

RCM Scotland are calling for more advanced perinatal mental health training

08.11.19: Scottish midwives are calling for more advanced training, specifically around perinatal mental health (PMH) to improve support they can give to pregnant women and new mothers. A new survey of midwives, looking into how prepared midwives are...

NHS Providers: Mental health services need action to reduce pressures

06.11.19: Following an independent report commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, calling for improvements to reduce the number of people receiving care far from their homes and relieving significant pressures on mental health. In respons...

2,250 inpatients with learning disabilities or autism to be given case reviews

05.11.19: Over the next 12 months every patient with autism or a learning disability in a mental health hospital will have their case reviewed, announced today (Nov 5th) by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock. The government will commit, as...

Personal health budgets to be given to 100,000 more patients

31.10.19: The government have announced a change in law that means 100,000 more people are to be given personal health budgets. People who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have more choice and control over their own health and care....

New partnership set to help those with serious mental illnesses into work

31.10.19: South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has put £1,101,877 of funding into a new public and voluntary sector partnership led by South Yorkshire Housing Association to deliver the new service. Rates of employment are lesse...

Government announced plans to roll out suicide bereavement support

28.10.19: People who have lost someone close to them due to suicide will benefit from dedicated bereavement care. The government has announced plans to roll out services on the NHS across England.  The new plans mean anyone affected by a family...

New national academy for social prescribing launched

25.10.19: Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed his ambition to make social prescribing schemes as accessible as medical care on the NHS. Health, wellbeing and social welfare will all be addressed through social prescribing by co...

Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22.10.19: A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The goverment funding will go towards testing models that p...

Solent NHS Trust partners with IoW to provide mental health services

21.10.19: Solent NHS Trust and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust have partnered to support the provision of mental health services to residents on the Isle of Wight. The flagship partnership will see Solent and IoW trusts working together to help...

Access to 24-7 confidential advice and support for all NHS doctors and dentists

21.10.19: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today more than 180,000 doctors and dentists can get confidential advice and support either over the phone or in person. For instance, if they’ve faced a stressful incident at work or feel they a...

RSPH want you to ‘look after your self-ie’ with launch of online resource

18.10.19: Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) had launched a free online e-learning resource called ‘Looking after your self-ie’ as a continuation of this year’s Scroll Free September campaign. The campaign encouraged an estimate...

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RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20/11/2019RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 G... more >
NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20/11/2019NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered th... more >
London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20/11/2019London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating publishe... 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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... 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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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... 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 >
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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