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Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

26/04/2017Labour’s pledge to raise wages for ‘underpaid and overworked’ NHS staff

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will today outline a major campaign pledge to axe the NHS pay cap, saying that staff are “underpaid and overworked”. The change is predicted to cost the NHS around £1bn, however La... more >
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22/03/2017New additions and unexpected announcements

As NHE went to press, many of us were still recovering from the chancellor’s unexpected health announcements in his last Spring Budget.   While the sector welcomed Philip Hammond’s revelations, centered on capital funding for advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and A&E triage schemes (page 24), the government failed to address the funding gap still facing the NHS.   Even the &... read more >

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Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >
Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emerge... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the organisation’s new director of leadership development, which incl... more >

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  • 02/12/2016Greater Manchester: 30 years ahead

    Jon Rouse, the new chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, speaks to NHE’s Luana Salles about the region’s latest and...
  • 01/10/2015Inbox – September-October 2015

    From: Morris Heseltine Subject: Revised contract to be given to all junior doctors – NHS Employers Perhaps Mr Mortimer [CEO of NHS Employers]...
  • 19/08/2015Paramedic workforce crisis

    If universities and governing bodies introduced more courses that allowed shortened courses for already skilled workers, for example nursing to...
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last word

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Foreign patient charges are a distraction from the real issues

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), explains why the charging of foreign patients distracts from our home-grown NHS issues.  The Department of Health’s (DH’s) PR team mus... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

60 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

07/04/201760 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

We talk to Ben Dyson, executive director of strategy at NHS Improvement (NHSI). What are NHS... more >
Paperlight is the outcome, and not the objective, of a digital NHS

04/04/2017Paperlight is the outcome, and not the objective, of a digital NHS

Sean Brennan, director of communications for the Institute of Health Records and Information Ma... more >

latest healthcare news

Unison: NHS staff charged ‘extortionate’ rates to park at hospitals

27/04/2017Unison: NHS staff charged ‘extortionate’ rates to park at hospitals

Hospitals are charging staff, including nurses struggling with low wages, huge rates of nearly £100 a month to park, an FoI sent by Unison ... more >
NHS England has made ‘no progress’ on increasing GP numbers, says PAC

27/04/2017NHS England has made ‘no progress’ on increasing GP numbers, says PAC

There has been “no progress” made by NHS England on increasing the number of GPs despite NHS England targets to train 5,000 more doct... more >
Clarity needed on how ambulance services will be integrated into STPs

27/04/2017Clarity needed on how ambulance services will be integrated into STPs

Further clarity is needed to establish how ambulance services will be incorporated into STPs across England, an influential group of MPs has toda... more >
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