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CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

15.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and social care in England. Certain concerned were raised, particularly with regards to ease of acce...

NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

14.10.19: Towns and areas with ‘homeless hotspots’ are set to receive NHS investment in specialist mental health care. The NHS will provide more care for rough sleepers across the country by giving specific support to their mental health....

NHS Providers: New mental health taskforce welcome

11.10.19: Following the announcement by NHS England of a new taskforce to improve specialist mental health services, NHS Providers have praised the move but also warned that we must also remain realistic about how quickly progress can be made. ...

NHS taskforce aimed at young people’s mental health, learning disability and autism care

10.10.19: NHS Chief Simon Stevens has announced today (October 10) the setting up of a new taskforce to improve current specialist children and young people’s mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. This forms part of...

NHS opens first specialist children's gaming addiction clinic opens

08.10.19: Children and young adults with serious addictions to computer games will be offered help and care by the NHS following the launch of the country’s first specialist clinic. The new service is an extension of the NHS Long Term Care plan...

Pioneering mental health platform launched by NHS and PHE

07.10.19: Public Health England (PHE) have launched the Every Mind Matters campaign in collaboration with the NHS to help people with mental health issues, provide support and promote wellbeing. PHE (Monday 7 October) launched Every Mind Matters foll...

Mind calls for further GP training to better inform over mental health medication side effects

02.10.19: Mental health charity, Mind, have found in their annual survey that people are being prescribed medication for mental health issues without being told of the side effects. In response, the charity is calling for more mental health training...

Black Country health trust given £800k mental health cash boost

01.10.19: NHS England was awarded an £800,000 cash boost to the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainable and Transformation Partnership (STP) to help support people with severe mental illnesses finding work. The money is expected...

CQC improve ratings for two southern NHS trusts

25.09.19: Two NHS Trusts have jumped from 'Requires Improvement' ratings to 'Good' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June and July 2019. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust ha...

NHS hospitals go ‘back to the future’ for dementia patients

24.09.19: The NHS has revealed today that their dementia wards will be decorated in 1940s and 1950s style. The wards, rooms and corridors will undergo the retro transformation to create a calming environment for those suffering. The familiar surround...

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23.09.19: 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 represent their nations in Japan, you no longer have to feel bad about sitting on the couch, glued to th...

Government invests £3.3m in children and young people’s mental health

20.08.19: Local investment totalling £3.3m is set to be spent to expand 23 local projects aimed at helping prevent mental illness in children and young people. Thousands of young people across England are set to benefit from new mental health s...

Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

23.07.19: The long-awaited prevention green paper has been published by the government, including a host of policies targeting ill-health such as proposals tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets. The ‘Advancing our health: prevention in...

NHS Providers welcome continued investment in emergency mental health services

16.07.19: NHS Providers has welcomed the announcement that specialist mental health crisis teams now operate in every major A&E department nationally, praising the continued investment into emergency mental health services. Director of policy and...

Government announces £135m health research investment

11.07.19: The Government has announced a £135m investment in health research to help tackle some of the biggest challenges on the healthcare system in the next five years, including dementia, obesity and mental health. Health minister Nicola Bl...

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CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

15/10/2019CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and s... more >
Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

15/10/2019Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

Lee Edwards, IT director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), describes how the MySBSPay app has made it easier for NHS employees to view a... more >
NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

14/10/2019NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

Towns and areas with ‘homeless hotspots’ are set to receive NHS investment in specialist mental health care. The NHS will provid... 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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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 >
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 >

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