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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...

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...

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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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Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

28/05/2019Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

Chief executive of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Martin Barkley, writes for NHE to guide us through his trust’s improvement journey. It’s arguably a hackneyed phrase in the NHS, but Mid Yorkshire really has been on a significant journey in the last few years. Dogged by a previously problematic reputation, I believe th... 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

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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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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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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