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Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22.10.19: A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The goverment funding will go towards testing models that p...

Solent NHS Trust partners with IoW to provide mental health services

21.10.19: Solent NHS Trust and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust have partnered to support the provision of mental health services to residents on the Isle of Wight. The flagship partnership will see Solent and IoW trusts working together to help...

Access to 24-7 confidential advice and support for all NHS doctors and dentists

21.10.19: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today more than 180,000 doctors and dentists can get confidential advice and support either over the phone or in person. For instance, if they’ve faced a stressful incident at work or feel they a...

RSPH want you to ‘look after your self-ie’ with launch of online resource

18.10.19: Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) had launched a free online e-learning resource called ‘Looking after your self-ie’ as a continuation of this year’s Scroll Free September campaign. The campaign encouraged an estimate...

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for...

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...

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Policing the private hospital sector

22/10/2019Policing the private hospital sector

David Rowland, director of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), argues that in order to protect patients, the Ian Paterson Inqui... more >
Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

22/10/2019Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

A new survey carried out on cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that their physical and mental health is being harmfully impact... more >
Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22/10/2019Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Cl... 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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