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Government pledges £250m for NHS national artificial intelligence lab

08.08.19: The government has announced it is setting up a national artificial intelligence laboratory, accompanied by £250m in funding to help enhance patient care and research using AI. The third announcement for the NHS from Boris Johnson&rsq...

Government launch new proposals over doctors’ pensions row

07.08.19: Government ministers have drafted up new proposals for England and Wales, aimed at ending the row with doctors over pensions. Doctors had started refusing to work overtime shifts because changes to the amount that can be accrued tax-free me...

Hospitals set to receive £850m additional funding revealed

05.08.19: Prime minister Boris Johnson announced this weekend that there was to be a one-off £1.8bn capital investment made to hospitals in England. As part of that financial boost, 20 NHS trusts across England were set to receive their share o...

Better Care Fund policy framework for 2019 to 2020 released

29.07.19: The government has released the framework for the Better Care Fund, detailing how the fund will work in 2019 to 2020. Pooled funding for the Better Care Fund reached £6.4bn when it was renewed earlier this month. The fund pr...

Pay rise announced for thousands of medical professionals

23.07.19: Thousands of NHS doctors and dentists are set to receive one of the biggest pay rises in a decade, the health and social care secretary has announced. The announcement from Matt Hancock came in response to the 47th report of the Review Body...

NHS Providers responds to senior clinicians pension consultations

23.07.19: NHS Providers deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, has responded to the launch of a consultation on a 50:50 option for NHS pensions from the Department of Health and Social Care. Under the current system, many senior clinicians are...

Five year funding framework for community pharmacy published

22.07.19: A five-year funding framework for community pharmacy has been published by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England.  Commenting on the agreement, Malcolm Har...

Pooled funding reaches £6.4bn as Better Care Fund renewed

22.07.19: Ministers have confirmed the renewal of the Better Care Fund for 2019 to 2020, bringing the available pooled funding to £6.4bn. The fund provides financial support for councils and NHS organisations to jointly plan and deliver local s...

NHS set to open new distribution centre in Suffolk

15.07.19: A vast new NHS warehouse and distribution centre is set to be opened in Suffolk, serving East Anglia and the South East and storing everything from bandages to surgical equipment. The warehouse, located on the Suffolk Park complex in Bury S...

Government announces £135m health research investment

11.07.19: The Government has announced a £135m investment in health research to help tackle some of the biggest challenges on the healthcare system in the next five years, including dementia, obesity and mental health. Health minister Nicola Bl...

NHS Confederation chief executive responds to King's Fund quarterly report

10.07.19: NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson CBE, has responded to the quarterly report published by the King's Fund, calling for further investment in key areas. The King's Fund's Quarterly Monitoring Report, which was created wit...

NHS Trusts could earn £2.35bn windfall from property tax trial

08.07.19: NHS trusts could be set to receive a £2.35bn tax windfall, depending on the outcome of a High Court property tax trial - the date for which has now been set as 4 November. The case will see the High Court rule on whether or...

NHS nominate firm for £1bn Bristol, South Glos and N. Somerset contract

05.07.19: NHS commissioners have chosen the winner of a £1bn contract to provide adult community services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Health bosses selected their "preferred provider" from bids made during a tender...

Peers call for NHS-style free social care system and an extra £8bn to tackle funding crisis

04.07.19: The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has challenged the two Tory leadership candidates to create an NHS-style free service in response to rapidly rising demand in social care. Peers including former Conservative and Labour chancell...

NHS England pledges funding rise for children's hospices to £25m a year

04.07.19: Funding for children's hospices is set to rise to £25m a year, NHS England has pledged as part of the Long Term Plan. Currently NHS England's hospice grant plan provides £12m a year for children's hospices, helping to provide ca...

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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

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CQC welcomes Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust improvements

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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has been rated ‘Good’ overall by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a marked improve... more >
NHS volunteering providing valuable contributions

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Sam Ward, director of commissioned services at the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), explains the benefits that a well-designed and implemented volu... 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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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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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23/08/2019An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s ageing population   It’s no secret that the UK’s ageing population presents challenges for the NHS. The fact that we are living longer means greater de... 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 >
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 >
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 >

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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 >

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