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Prime minister announces UK’s first suicide prevention minister

10.10.18: Theresa May has announced that Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK’s first minister for suicide prevention. Doyle-Price will lead a new national government effort on suicide prevention to cut the number of suicides, working with nat...

Children’s mental health services will fail to meet demand, NAO warns

10.10.18: The NHS has been criticised by Whitehall’s spending watchdog for failing to meet a growing demand for mental health services for children and young people, with only a quarter able to access the support they need. In a report publishe...

A push for digital in mental health

10.10.18: Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from digitisation. Matt Hancock has made no secret of his enthusiasm for new technology. This could rep...

‘Radical change’ needed to fix health crisis care in NHS, says NHSCC

03.10.18: A “radical change” is needed to make emergency mental health care “minimally adequate,” and address inequalities and improve mental health crisis care, a major international report has found. The report published by...

CYP mental health: Is it acceptable?

03.10.18: Dr Phil Moore, deputy chair (clinical) at NHS Kingston CCG and chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Mental Health Commissioners Network, makes the case for a long-term commitment to children and young people’s (CYP’s) mental he...

Local NHS trust to work with city council to provide new services for young people

17.09.18: Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) are to deliver new mental health services for young people after a city council pledge. Leeds City Council has awarded the contract, meaning LCH will be delivering a Public Health Integrated Nursin...

Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

14.08.18: Women and girls detained under the Mental Health Act are taking their lives at “appalling” rates, new figures have revealed. Data produced by the CQC in partnership with mental health charity Agenda found that women’s self...

Driving improvement in South West London mental health

08.08.18: David Bradley, chief executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), discusses the improvements and collaboration his trust has been involved with.  Effective partnership working – including...

Workforce wellbeing: not just another tickbox

01.08.18: Gillian Felton, head of people development, engagement and wellbeing at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, on the process of appointing Wellbeing Warriors in order to boost workplace health. I&rsquo...

Charities accuse Hancock of ‘ignoring’ dementia

01.08.18: Leading dementia charities have written of their “deep concern” of new health secretary Matt Hancock’s lack of attention on dementia leading up to the announcement of the NHS’s 10-year plan. In a letter shared with N...

Mental health: a quiet revolution?

25.07.18: According to Mind, approximately one in four people experience a mental health problem in the UK each year. After attending a selection of mental health events at Confed18, NHE’s Daniel Broadley asks: why don’t we give mental health...

Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18.07.18: Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH) and is currently chair of the Oversight and Advisory Group which oversees the...

Nation’s youth suffering when transitioning from child to mental health services

11.07.18: Article by Callum Wood of the National Health Magazine A significant number of children are suffering when transitioning from child to adult mental health services, recent studies suggest. The report, published by the Healthcare Safety...

Cancer and mental health to become the focus of NHS funding

03.07.18: Thousands of new doctors need to be recruited to improve the NHS’ cancer and mental health care according to their chief executive, Simon Stevens. Vacancies for 100,000 doctors and nurses are available across the NHS and despite the &...

Mental health support for UK’s children in need of ‘major ramp-up’

29.06.18: Children in the UK’s mental health service are in need of “a major ramp-up” to cope with growing demand of issues faced by young people, NHS England’s top boss has said. Speaking to The House magazine yesterday, Simo...

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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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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and reducing the environmental impact of delivering p... more >
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Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Deal or no deal?

10/10/2018Deal or no deal?

Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit lead, takes a look at what different Brexit scenarios could means for both patients and healthcare pr... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... 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 >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >

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