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NHS Property responds to NAO report on debt recovery

26.06.19: NHS Property Services (NHSPS) have responded to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) criticising their ability to collect outstanding debts, saying the current system is “not working effectively.” The report highlights th...

NHS Property debt nearly triples in 4 years, says report

26.06.19: A report by the National Audit Office shows that debt has tripled in NHS Property Services, with the service struggling to retrieve outstanding rent. The NAO claims that the service lacks the powers the ensure tenants sign rental agreements...

Liaison celebrates its 30-year heritage with a rebrand to Liaison Group

25.06.19: Liaison, a financial and workforce services provider to the NHS and health care organisations, has rebranded following significant growth of its specialist services. Liaison Group is a well-established and trusted partner, saving millions f...

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...

Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10.06.19: Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre being built for the district. This September we will open the doors to our first ever Integrated C...

New government proposals put forward to tackle NHS pension crisis

05.06.19: The government has put forward plans to reform the NHS pension scheme and provide top doctors with more flexibility in response to growing concerns that a “perfect storm” of tax and pension rules are forcing staff to reduce their hou...

Pharmaceutical firms accused of illegally colluding to drive up drug prices, ‘costing the NHS millions’

24.05.19: Four pharmaceutical firms have been accused of illegally colluding to restrict the supply of an anti-nausea tablet, drastically driving up prices by 700%, the competition watchdog has alleged. Between December 2013 and December 2017, the co...

The introduction of state indemnity and the continued importance of MDO membership

22.05.19: Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explains why medical defence organisation (MDO) membership remains important following the introduction of state indemnity. On 1 April 2019, state indemnity fo...

NHS lost £212m from prescription fraud last year whilst 1.7m people wrongly fined, NAO finds

15.05.19: Around 1.7 million fines have been wrongly handed out to patients and then overturned in the last five years, whilst the NHS also lost £212m last year due to wrongly claimed exemptions, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The n...

‘Pink drink’ cancer treatment that helps surgeons spot brain tumours rolled out across NHS

13.05.19: A new innovative brain cancer treatment aid that allows surgeons to identify areas of the brain affected by cancer has been rolled out across the NHS and could save up to 2,000 patients a year. Known as the ‘pink drink’, 5-ALA u...

NHS to offer landmark multiple sclerosis drug after negotiating manufacturer’s price down

09.05.19: NHS England has reached a deal with a drug manufacturer to provide patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with a “landmark” drug after NHS bosses pressured the company to lower its price. Ocrelizumab will be the first available m...

NHSE strikes largest ever deal to ‘completely eliminate’ hepatitis C

03.05.19: NHS England has reached a “first-of-its-kind” deal with three major drug companies that could completely eradicate hepatitis C, weathering a lengthy negotiation process and a legal battle on the way. The procurement deal, said t...

Home care giant Four Seasons goes into administration

30.04.19: One of Britain’s largest care home groups has gone into administration, putting its 17,000 residents and 22,000 jobs at risk. Two of the holding companies behind Four Seasons Health Care have appointed administrators after struggling...

Delayed hospital merger at centre of Bedford mayoral election as candidates desperate to retain NHS services

30.04.19: A delayed merger between two hospital trusts that will save £10m to £14m “needs to happen,” according to a councillor and mayoral candidate ahead of an election race in Bedford. Luton and Dunstable University Hospita...

‘Punitive’ tax and pension rules forcing senior doctors to reduce hours or work part-time, warns BMA

26.04.19: The BMA has warned of a “perfect storm” created by NHS pension and tax rules which are forcing senior doctors to reduce their hours, retire early or leave the NHS. In a letter to the chancellor Philip Hammond, the BMA has warned...

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NHS Wales gives staff access to Office 365 software

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NHS Property responds to NAO report on debt recovery

26/06/2019NHS Property responds to NAO report on debt recovery

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) have responded to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) criticising their ability to collect outstanding debt... more >
BAOMS praise HPV vaccination study

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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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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

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 >
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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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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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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