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BMA: Government wants world-class NHS with a third-class settlement

26.06.17: Public satisfaction rates with the NHS has plummeted, the BMA has today stated as a survey found that more people were dissatisfied with the health service than satisfied for the first time. Its outgoing chair also warned that the government wan...

NHSI shifting to ‘quality-focused phase’ as provider deficit shrinks to £800m

19.06.17: Although the health and care sector “can’t lose grip” of money and performance standards, quality will now start to become more centre-stage in NHS Improvement’s (NHSI’s) priorities, the organisation’s boss Ji...

Getting our priorities right: a step towards a longer-term view

16.06.17: Paul Briddock, director of policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), comments on the recent Lords Select Committee report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. The recent Lords Select Committee report on the lo...

Labour slams ‘secret’ plans to cut services in underperforming STP areas

06.06.17: Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has today slammed “secret” Tory plans to impose severe cuts on approximately 14 financially underperforming health economies, many of which are STPs, as part of the capped expenditure process...

NHS still faces funding blackhole, but patient satisfaction remains high

01.06.17: The NHS is facing a funding blackhole of £20-30bn by the end of the decade, but despite this patient satisfaction for the health service remains higher than ever. These are some of the findings of the, ‘Is NHS funding in crisis?...

NHS faces £500m bill if British expats lose EU healthcare rights post-Brexit

31.05.17: Brexit could leave the NHS footing a bill of almost half a billion pounds if British nationals are forced to return to the UK to receive free healthcare. This is the headline finding of a study released today by leading think tank the Nuffi...

Two-thirds of public back tax rises to prop up NHS

30.05.17: Around two-thirds of people believe that taxes should be hiked in order to fund the NHS, according to a poll released today by a leading health think tank. Conducted by researchers from Ipsos MORI and published by the Health Foundation, the...

Trusts expect deficit of just £700m, but most relying on one-off savings

24.05.17: Estimates released by NHS Providers today have hailed an encouraging financial year as it forecasted that the year-end deficit for trusts in 2016-17 will be between £700 and £750m, significantly below last year’s outlook. ...

Nuffield Trust: Party pledges fail to fully address NHS funding crisis

22.05.17: None of the three main political parties currently vying for control of government have pledged enough funding for the NHS, a group of leading health experts have warned. Following the announcement of the three different party manifestos, w...

BMA: We must resurrect our Darwinian survival instinct and fund the NHS

19.05.17: Doctors have today united to demand that politicians end the “callous disregard” for the NHS and commit to appropriate funds to save ailing health services. Speaking at the national conference of Local Medial Committees, BMA GP...

Health bodies slam Tory funding pledges for NHS as ‘smoke and mirrors’

18.05.17: Health organisations have today stated that measures set out in the Conservative Party’s manifesto today will do nothing to fix the problems facing health and social care and ensure long-term sustainability for the NHS. Launching her...

STP efficiency savings targets ‘unrealistic’, CHPI warns

18.05.17: The government’s plans to close the NHS’s £30bn funding gap is “unrealistic,” and could lead to a further decline in care quality, a new report has found. In 2015, the conservative government announced a real-t...

Senior health leaders back Lib Dem 1p tax rise pledge to boost NHS cash

15.05.17: A string of senior healthcare leaders – including former NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, the former national clinical director for mental health Prof Geraldine Strathdee and influential health commentator Roy Lilley, among...

NHS model isn’t broken, but capital raids are threatening it

09.05.17: The NHS model is not broken, but if capital budgets continue to be raided year after year, trusts will continue to be unable to invest in modern equipment and facilities, leading to an ultimately false economy, the Health Foundation has argued. ...

CIPFA calls for ‘reality check’ on success of STPs

04.05.17: The potential success of England’s 44 STPs hinges on health leaders setting realistic targets for what savings can be achieved within set timeframes, a report has found. In a report released by the Chartered Institute of Public Financ...

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Doctors call for ‘black alert’ to be introduced in general practice

26/06/2017Doctors call for ‘black alert’ to be introduced in general practice

Doctors have called on the government to introduce a “black alert” for GPs so that clinicians can alert authorities when surgeries ar... more >
Surgeons back proposals to improve regulation of cosmetic surgery

26/06/2017Surgeons back proposals to improve regulation of cosmetic surgery

Surgeons have this week backed a private members’ bill that has been tabled and seeks to improve the regulation of cosmetic surgery. I... more >
BMA: Government wants world-class NHS with a third-class settlement

26/06/2017BMA: Government wants world-class NHS with a third-class settlement

Public satisfaction rates with the NHS has plummeted, the BMA has today stated as a survey found that more people were dissatisfied with the heal... more >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their cor... read more >

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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

Nigel Edwards, CEO at the Nuffield Trust, argues that it would be a lost opportunity if the next government does not seek to put both health and social care funding on a more sustainable footing.... more > more last word articles >

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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... more >

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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbe... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >

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