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NHS pilot ‘sleep clinic’ scheme helps vulnerable children's mental health

29.04.19: A pioneering NHS scheme to help improve the sleeping patterns of vulnerable children be found to significantly help patients and their family’s health and wellbeing. The pilot programme in Sheffield sees parents given one-to-one and o...

Majority of doctors at high risk of ‘burnout’ as BMA shines light on mental health crisis

25.04.19: Eight out of 10 doctors are at substantial risk of burnout and more than ever have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, a major report by the BMA has revealed. More than a quarter of the 4,300 respondents to the BMA’s survey...

Private mental health group The Priory fined £300,000 over death of 14-year-old girl

17.04.19: Private mental health group The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 for breaching health and safety laws following the death of 14-year-old Amy El-Keria. El-Keria was treated at Priory Group’s Ticehurst House psychia...

Mental health hospital placed into special measures after claims of abuse and unexplained injuries

12.04.19: An Essex mental health hospital has been placed into special measures after allegations of abuse of patients by staff and a number of incidents of unexplained injuries to patients. Inspectors found that “safety was not a priority&rdqu...

Improving patient flow in west London

10.04.19: Sonya Clinch, West London NHS Trust’s head of operations for access and urgent care, tells us how her trust dealt with significant pressures in its services. Maintaining good patient flow is challenging in many trusts, often because t...

South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust appoints new chief executive from its neighbour

05.04.19: A leading London mental health trust has appointed the chief executive of a neighbouring trust as its new leader. David Bradley is to leave St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) after seven years at the helm, and takes up the...

Rolling out mental health trials in schools

03.04.19: Anna Moore and Dr Daniel Hayes, researchers at the Evidence Based Practice Unit (UCL and Anna Freud Centre), discuss their leading research into mental health and wellbeing in schools. As recently announced by the education secretary Damian...

‘Impulsive’ nurse held votes on a patient fight on a Norfolk hospital mental health ward

02.04.19: A nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital asked patients to vote on whether they wanted to see two other patients on a mental health ward fight, a misconduct hearing has found. Mental health nurse Steven Boyd used the “inappropriate de-esca...

No-one gets left behind: NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission

27.03.19: Professor Simon Gregory, Health Education England’s (HEE) primary care lead, discusses the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission final report. There are 1.4 million people in the NHS taking care of the health needs...

What progress are we making to transform our population’s mental health?

25.03.19: Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE - provides her view of the newly published NICE impact report on mental health. Mental hea...

Fiction as Therapy

20.03.19: Elaine Bousfield of ZunTold Publishing – a press specialising in fiction for children and young people – discusses ‘Fiction as Therapy’, and how it can be used as a therapeutic tool for young people. Helping children...

Sussex trust faces ‘unlimited fine’ after failing in care of suicidal teenager

07.03.19: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care to a 19-year-old who died under its supervision, and could now face an unprecedented fine following a criminal conviction brought against the trust by the...

Major concerns remain over NHS-wide ‘unsafe’ mental health wards despite some improvements

26.02.19: The CQC remains concerned about the quality and safety of mental health wards across England despite seeing some improvement from trusts in planning for patients subject to the Mental Health Act. After carrying out over 1,000 visits to ment...

England’s only NHS gender clinic ‘too quick’ to give gender reassignment treatment, says ex-governor

25.02.19: A former governor of England’s only NHS gender clinic has aired his concerns with the trust, claiming that clinicians are searching for “quick solutions” when working with children and young people in the clinic. Dr Marcus...

NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

21.02.19: The government has pledged to provide better mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff as part of its ‘workforce implementation plan,’ based on the recommendations of Health Education England’s (HEE) Staff and Learners&...

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The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

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Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains why medical defence organisation (MDO) membership remai... more >
Trust to remain in special measures and issued with second CQC warning notice despite improvements

15/05/2019Trust to remain in special measures and issued with second CQC warning notice despite improvements

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS FT (NNUH) is to remain in special measures and has received a second CQC warning notice despite the C... more >
London trust and CCG to appoint first joint leader in new shared working plans

15/05/2019London trust and CCG to appoint first joint leader in new shared working plans

A London trust and CCG have published new plans to increase the level of joint working between Croydon’s NHS services by appointing a new s... 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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Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

22/05/2019The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains why medical defence organisation (MDO) membership remains important following the introduction of state indemnity. On 1 April 2019, state indemnity for NHS contracted primary care work was introduced in England and Wales. Following this, the MDU surv... more >
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Turning blue lights green

11/04/2019Turning blue lights green

Polly Billington, director of UK100, a cities network that campaigns on environmental issues, argues that the NHS needs a national strategy for a... more >
Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10/04/2019Going back to school at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Steve Hams, director of quality and chief nurse at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHFT), demonstrates how cultural change has im... more >
How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

10/04/2019How the new nursing associate role will break new ground

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us to the new nursing associate role, and how it’s set to complement the NHS L... more >
A smarter approach to tackling AMR

10/04/2019A smarter approach to tackling AMR

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is estimated to cause 700,000 deaths each year globally. This could rise to 10 million by 2050 if we do nothing. B... more >

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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 >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >

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