Mental Health

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...

Duke of Cambridge discusses mental health at The Royal Marsden hospital

05.07.19: The Duke of Cambridge met with staff and patients to discuss mental health at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, learning about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families. The Royal Marsden offers a fu...

NHS opens up UK’s first ever cannabis treatment clinic

03.07.19: The NHS has responded to soaring levels of cannabis-induced psychosis by opening the country’s first ever cannabis treatment clinic. The clinic is being set up in Lambeth, south London, by academics whose research found links between...

Health, social care and digitalising the NHS: Health Plus Care 2019 review

27.06.19: It’s only been a year since the last Health Plus Care, the largest annual integrated healthcare event in the UK, but in London this week it was clear just how much had changed over the last 12 months. As thousands descended on the ExC...

Sacha Yoga Life can help to stretch NHS budgets further

21.06.19: Today, the day of the summer solstice, is also the International Day of Yoga. It’s easy to see why 21 June would be chosen to celebrate this ancient, spiritual practice, given that the solstice has been revered as a spiritual, mystical event...

SIX things we learned from day one at Confed19

19.06.19: Confed19 kicked off in Manchester today, with NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson CBE calling for collaboration and change. Confed19 is the annual national healthcare conference, with speakers and industry professionals from acr...

Cannabis on trial

30.05.19: How will the NHS conduct accurate trials of cannabis-based medicinal products when everyone has already tried cannabis? Dr David Horn, medical director at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, reports. Until November 2018, cannabis was a Sched...

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...

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UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

16/08/2019UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Comm... more >
Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15/08/2019Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed train service to ferry medicine to the UK from Fran... more >
Improving commercial contract research  in the NHS

15/08/2019Improving commercial contract research in the NHS

Clare Morgan, research delivery director at the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), looks at w... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

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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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... more >
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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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... 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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