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Health Foundation to explore data and tech in health and care

03.02.20: The Health Foundation has announced a ‘significant investment’ into developing a new programme of work aimed at analysing the impact of data analytics and technology on UK health and care. The new strategy, Data Analytics for Be...

Health data sharing and public trust still uncertain, research finds

28.01.20: Experts from the University of Manchester have published a report on digital trust today (Jan 28) outlining that NHS, government, universities and companies must work harder to protect health data and maintain public trust in health research. ...

Two major NHS services complete ‘Cloud first’ migration

27.01.20: The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) are the latest in public services to complete their move to the cloud, making services more efficient and secure. Around 18 million referrals are dealt with each year...

NHS Providers responds to winter performance data

09.01.20: NHS Providers has today (Jan 9) responded to the latest monthly combined performance data from NHS England and NHS Improvement. Part of their response also covers the weekly winter reporting data and the added pressures felt this winter. ...

App Ambassadors help to double NHS App users in three months

06.01.20: NHS Digital has today (Jan 6) published information outlining that the number of patients who use the NHS App has more than doubled in three months. In September 2019, when Chief Nurse Ruth May launched the ‘NHS App Ambassadors’...

Digital sepsis monitoring system helps save lives and improves care

21.11.19: Research undertaken by Imperial College London, has shown that digital monitoring significantly reduces hospital stays and chance of death related to sepsis. The digital sepsis alert system at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was intro...

NHS Blood and Transplant agree deal for technology and communications services

20.11.19: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is partnering with BT in order to fully digitise its services, including records and bookings that will be stored in the cloud. The cloud is updated in real time, meaning it will save time and make records a...

Digital maternity notes introduced in NHS Highland

19.11.19: NHS Highland have introduced the roll out of entirely digital medical notes for pregnant women being cared for in NHS Highland hospitals. Expectant mums and their health professionals will now be able to access their medical notes through a...

Full roll-out of electronic prescriptions to save NHS £300m in three years

21.10.19: Final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) rolled out across the country, making prescription processing digital. Recent developments to EPS, known as Phase 4, have made it possible for all patients to be sent their prescripti...

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

NHS Confederation praises positive step towards NHS Wales digitisation

01.10.19: Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation has praised the efforts of the Welsh Government, following an announcement outlining the creation of a new NHS Wales team to deliver national digital services. Darren Hughes praised the move as a...

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...

Doctors need more flexible shifts to prevent ‘burnout’

27.09.19: The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has called for more flexible working patterns to help prevent doctor burnout after a new report was published today. More doctors have been encouraged to remain in the NHS and urged the NHS to co...

CQC improve ratings for two southern NHS trusts

25.09.19: Two NHS Trusts have jumped from 'Requires Improvement' ratings to 'Good' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June and July 2019. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust ha...

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ...

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New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

20/02/2020New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

Leading researchers and businesses based in the UK are being supported to work closer together to develop treatments and cures for those facing l... more >
Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

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University of Exeter receive £152k diabetes research grant

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Researchers at the University of Exeter have received a grant of £152,000 over two years from Diabetes UK to fund investigations into how m... 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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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

17/02/2020Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

Independent consultant and strategic advisor Dean Royles continues his series on The Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership. You can find links to his previous pieces here.   Those that follow me on Twitter and Instagram will know I'm a keen hiker. I love the outdoors and I love a sunrise, full of anticipation, bringing with it t... 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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
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 >

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