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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18.09.20: More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m funding to be shared among seven hospital trusts, in order to introduce digital records and e-prescribing...

Major NHS intensive care contract awarded for Wales

14.09.20: NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has awarded a major contract worth £13m to Ascom to develop and manage a national Critical Care Information System for Wales over a seven-year period, with an option to extend for a further three years...

What does hybrid cloud offer healthcare?

03.09.20: Tim Cripps, Managing Director at Trustco, a Silver Certified HPE partner, shares his insight into how hybrid cloud may become the new norm across healthcare as its unique benefits gain traction. For the NHS to deliver the best and most effe...

Disease diagnosis to be boosted by £50m NHS AI funding boost

01.09.20: Major improvements are set to be made to speeding up the diagnosis of deadly diseases such as cancer, following a £50m investment into diagnostic centres of excellence, which seek to develop the effective use of artificial intelligence (AI...

New e-notifications system rolled out to GP practices by NHS Digital

27.08.20: NHS Digital has started rolling out a new electronic notifications system to GPs for when one of their patients receive an urgent supply of medicine from a community pharmacy. The system has now gone live for two of England’s largest...

Crown Commercial Service plans £800m health IT framework

24.08.20: Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has published an open opportunity procurement notice as it looks to establish a new framework agreement worth up to £800m, covering the development and support of IT and data management systems by NHS Di...

East of England Ambulance Service handed £5m digital funding boost

20.08.20: A £5m funding boost has been awarded to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to drive digital transformation projects within the trust, aiming at further improving the safety and quality of the care which staff are able...

UKRI supporting new COPD service which could help thousands

20.08.20: A new service which could help thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) better manage their condition is one of a range of innovative solutions being supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Being backed...

New NHS Digital framework to help manage cyber threats

19.08.20: A new cyber security services framework developed in partnership with NHS Digital and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to help the NHS and public sector procure cyber security...

NHS launches £10bn open opportunity to reduce waiting times

19.08.20: NHS England has published a new open opportunity contract notice valued at £10bn ahead of an intention in September to establish a framework agreement of service providers capable of helping NHS trusts and services reduce waiting times imp...

Health Foundation welcomes contract tracing app, advocates testing among different populations

18.08.20: News of the NHS launching the trial of its newest contact tracing app has been welcomed by the Health Foundation, but the organisation has also stressed the importance in the Government testing the app among different population to ensure it wor...

New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14.08.20: As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app with residents on the Isle of Wight and NHS Volunteer Responders across England. These trials wi...

New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12.08.20: A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations to purchase cost-effective IT solutions, potentially saving an estimated £75m. The Digital...

Omnicell announces West Yorkshire acute trusts software partnership

06.08.20: Words provided by Omnicell, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Omnicell, a leading provider of supply and medication management solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies, has announced a new software...

Adopting intelligent automation technology in the health service

06.08.20: Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer (Artificial Intelligence & Automation), East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust featured on Episode 11 of NHE’s Finger on the Pulse podcast.   “What I say to all the or...

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Partnership agreed to provide transformative response services

22/09/2020Partnership agreed to provide transformative response services

Steve Gates, Managing Director, Taking Care Taking Care, one of the largest digital monitoring services in the UK, has just won a new contra... more >
NHS Providers launches inclusive leadership drive

22/09/2020NHS Providers launches inclusive leadership drive

Inclusivity among NHS leadership is more important than ever before in the health service, with NHS Providers launching a new series of online pu... more >
UK secures £31m coronavirus funding from EU mobility package

22/09/2020UK secures £31m coronavirus funding from EU mobility package

The UK is to benefit from £31m in funding from the European Union to assist the UK’s coronavirus response. Secured through ... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at w... 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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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the excess death rate. It is important that we identify effective, supporti... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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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