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NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

07.04.20: Facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the NHS has needed all of its resources and collective support to ensure it maintains capacity to safely and effectively treat patients. That has included not just its fron...

Cabinet Office issues procurement cards guidance to support suppliers

06.04.20: Suppliers to the public sector are seeing their cashflow partly consolidated in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, following publication of new guidance from the Cabinet Office surrounding the use of procurement cards. The newl...

NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03.04.20: In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced over £13bn of debt will be written off from the healthcare service. The debt...

NHS Business Services Authority: ‘We are the NHS supporting the NHS’

31.03.20: With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak demanding significant time and care from the NHS, it has become vitally important for all aspects of the health and care industry to support one another and contribute to the collective effort. Having o...

NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

31.03.20: Matthew Jordan-Boyd, Director of Finance & Corporate Governance, NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) I have written several articles about the work of NHSCFA and that tends to be from my fairly technical angle as a figures person, an a...

NHS Providers: Financial support for the NHS and social care welcomed

20.03.20: Government announced another £2.9bn in support to strengthen care for the vulnerable and the newly-passed Coronavirus Bill, as the country continues to grapple with the virus outbreak. In response to the decision to allocate the additional...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak to back NHS against coronavirus in 2020 Budget

11.03.20: Addressing the House of Commons with his 2020 Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced as much support as is needed to tackle the coronavirus outbreak as an NHS. Taking the lead in his budget speech, Mr Sunak told the House: “What...

The 2020 Budget: A ‘decade of renewal’ for health?

02.03.20: Dr. Eleanor Roy, Health and Social Care Policy Manager, CIPFA The Budget is the opportunity for the government to follow through on its promises to turn the page on austerity and begin a ‘decade of renewal’ across the count...

NHS LPP: NHS procurement a different way

18.02.20: Managing Director of the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP), Michael Pace, spoke with NHE’s Matt Roberts about the organisation’s recent transformation. The NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is a non-profit...

Government and NHS commit additional £1.5bn to general practice

07.02.20: Government and the NHS have outlined an additional £1.5bn in funding over the next four years for general practice medicine, aimed at providing additional staff and delivering Government’s commitment of 50 million more appointments b...

Matt Hancock announces £140m competition for AI in the NHS

30.01.20: In a keynote speech at the Healthtech Alliance, (Jan 28) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced a £140m Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition to speed up testing and delivery of potential NHS tools. ...

First NHS trusts introduce NHS SBS’ The Edge4Health

16.01.20: A major new procurement platform developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), The Edge4Health, is being adopted by NHS trust staff across the UK for the first time. The cloud-based, consumer-style marketplace is aimed at delivering...

NHS Supply Chain appoint new CFO for SCCL management function

09.12.19: NHS Supply Chain have announced the appointment of Colin McCready as chief financial officer of Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the organisation’s management function. Mr McCready will also be appointed as a company dir...

NHS to pay tax bills of doctors to avoid winter crisis

19.11.19: The NHS in England will pay doctors’ tax bills this winter to avoid doctors losing extra working hours in fear that their tax bill will skyrocket if they earn over the £110,000 tax threshold. Money from the pensions of medics is...

RSPH and CIMSPA form new health and fitness partnership

08.11.19: A new strategic partnership between the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has been set up to strengthen focus on health and fitness in the UK. Alongside the announcem...

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Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

08/04/2020Burnham: Free tram passes to be given to NHS and social care workers

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has announced that he will provide free tram passes for NHS and social care workers as a gesture of th... more >
University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

08/04/2020University of Hull plans to produce 20,000 PPE units a week

The University of Hull is seeking to help support the healthcare service during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing plans to produce more t... more >
NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

07/04/2020NHS SBS working to ‘maintain the level of support the NHS needs’

Facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the NHS has needed all of its resources and collective support to ensure... 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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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical profession is often overstretched, with too many resources... 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 >
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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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
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 >

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