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‘Nursing workforce have shrunk at an alarming rate’ says RCN, as nursing vacancies rise to record highs

08.10.19: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a report today, called ‘Standing up for patient and public safety’, outlining the serious staffing crisis and its potential causes. The report warns of the need for legal responsi...

Five million to be offered free flu jab by NHS

07.10.19: 5 million people across England will be offered a free flu vaccine this winter. In addition to this, every child in the UK will be offered the nasal spray. Three top medics have urged people who might be at risk of getting and spreading flu...

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...

Brexit fears for the NHS remain despite detailed preparations

27.09.19: The National Audit Office (NAO) has released a report today outlining the best approach to a no-deal Brexit regarding healthcare. Fears come from figures exposing that 7,000 out of 12,300 prescription-only and over-the-counter medicines com...

‘Worrying’ statistics shows half of student midwives consider leaving training for financial reasons

24.09.19: A survey carried out by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has found that half of student midwives have considered leaving their midwifery courses due to financial pressures and debt. The survey, published today, was exclusively for studen...

NHS gambling clinic opens In Leeds

18.09.19: National charity GambleAware have opened The NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds today, the first in the country outside of London. Throughout Great Britain, there are an estimated 430,000 people struggling with a gambling problem and ano...

NHS to provide treatment to children with rare nervous system condition

11.09.19: Children in England with Batten Disease – a rare, incurable illness which affects the nervous system and often leads to early death – are set to receive treatment on the NHS to slow the onset of sickness. The announcement from&n...

NHS pension overhaul announced to help tackle workforce challenges

11.09.19: Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced a major overhaul of the NHS pension scheme, in efforts to prevent doctors cutting their hours in order to avoid tax penalties. Following recent changes, senior cl...

Government to invest £133m to tackle cancer, debilitating illnesses

10.09.19: The Government has announced £133m of investment into life-changing treatments for arthritis and cancer, as well as pioneering gene-based therapies for diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s. New research to improvement tre...

Matt Hancock unveils £1m plans to reclaim NHS overseas visitors debts

10.09.19: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an additional £1m funding, as part of plans to expand the team of experts responsible for recovering millions of pounds in costs for treating overseas visitors in the NHS. ...

NHS Providers survey: Trust leaders lament lack of investment

30.08.19: Following the release of a new survey by NHS Providers, it has been found more than 160 NHS trust leaders believe the current climate of restricted capital funding poses a medium or high risk to patient safety, and could undermine plans to trans...

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...

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CQC report finds care quality ‘improving slightly’ but work still to be done

15/10/2019CQC report finds care quality ‘improving slightly’ but work still to be done

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and s... more >
Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

15/10/2019Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

Lee Edwards, IT director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), describes how the MySBSPay app has made it easier for NHS employees to view a... more >
NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

14/10/2019NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

Towns and areas with ‘homeless hotspots’ are set to receive NHS investment in specialist mental health care. The NHS will provid... 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 >

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