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New NHS Digital CEO takes up job

14.08.17: NHS Digital has welcomed its new chief executive Sarah Wilkinson into the role today. Wilkinson will take over from Rob Shaw, who has acted as interim chief executive of the organisation for the past six months and who will now become deput...

NHS trusts could face severe fines for inadequate cyber security

08.08.17: NHS trusts could face considerable fines if they do not put robust cyber security measures in place in their organisation, it has been revealed. The government has today said that organisations responsible for delivering services and lookin...

Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08.08.17: Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get better at supporting and funding the consequential impacts on IT infrastructure. Like all of my...

Birmingham trust rolls out innovative patient administration system

07.08.17: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT (UHB) has this week announced the launch of an innovative new patient administration system. The trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, is one of 12 NHS Global Digital Exemplars&...

Information of over 500 trainee doctors published online in data breach

03.08.17: The personal information of more than 500 trainee GPs from a trust in the Cheshire and Merseyside area have been published online following a data breach at a hospital. Detail including addresses, phone numbers and National Insurance number...

NHS Digital Academy to be hosted by three world-leading universities

01.08.17: The NHS Digital Academy will be led by three of the world’s best universities in a bid to equip healthcare staff with the right skills to boost digital innovation. Experts at Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health...

NHSE: Trusts must urgently develop leaders to drive digital innovation

26.07.17: The NHS needs to urgently develop leaders to help drive forward the implementation of digital technology in the health service, a leading figure in NHS England has this week warned. In a statement, NHS England’s associate chief clinic...

How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25.07.17: On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifically target the NHS, the impact on UK health services brought cyber security to the top of the nationa...

DH pledges £50m to safeguarding NHS digital security

13.07.17: The government has this week pledged to boost investment in data and cyber security for the NHS by over £50m, including a £21m capital fund specifically for major trauma centres. Following the publication of the National Data Gu...

Image sharing leaves doctors at risk of breaking ethical guidelines, warns MDU

10.07.17: Doctors have been warned that they could be breaching their ethical obligations by sharing clinical information over file sharing apps and websites. Last week, a review by DeepMind Health, a wing of Google, found that some doctors were bein...

Digital doldrums: NHS remains world’s largest purchaser of fax machines

05.07.17: The NHS is the world’s largest purchaser of fax machines and its use technology is seriously lagging behind, a report has revealed. In the review commissioned by DeepMind Health (DMH) researchers also said that “the digital revo...

Doctors slam ‘disgraceful’ mail backlog that could harm 1,800 patients

28.06.17: Doctors and politicians alike have branded it a disgraceful and “colossal blunder” that almost 2,000 patients may have been harmed after an NHS contractor developed a staggering backlog of over 700,000 pieces of unprocessed clinical...

Daily winter data collection process to be automated by October

21.06.17: A new software will be installed on trust systems across England to automate the collection of daily situation reports (SitReps) in an effort to save around 45 minutes of manual work each day – and over 36,000 man hours every year. An...

NHS overly reliant on email for communications, Providers lead warns

09.06.17: The NHS is too reliant on email and must work to use different forms of internal communications that are safer from cyber-attack, an NHS Providers boss stated this week. Writing in a blog about the health service’s recent IT woes, Dan...

Whitehall criticised for delaying release of NHS performance data

22.05.17: The government has been sharply criticised after it was revealed that it would be delaying the release of NHS Improvement performance data until after the election on 8 June. Critics including shadow health secretaries from Labour and the L...

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London trust told to improve for third time in three years

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Third of trainee GPs not planning to work in NHS general practice

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Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

17/08/2017Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

The NHS’s longest serving CEO Sir Leonard Fenwick has been sacked by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT (NUT) for “gross misconduct... 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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Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was ch... more > more last word articles >
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Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27/07/2017Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven’s recent announcement to ‘turbo-boost’ sustainability and transformation p... more >
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Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08/08/2017Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get ... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharma... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04/08/2017Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of ... more >
A community service

04/08/2017A community service

Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the c... more >

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Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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