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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...

Open opportunity contract issued for Lloyd George records digitisation

04.08.20: NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) are looking to further their efforts to digitise patient records by launching an open opportunity contract, valued at up to £185m, for the provision of digitisation services of Lloyd George records. ...

RCGP survey data gives snapshot into how GP care is being accessed

31.07.20: Following survey data which demonstrated how GP care is being accessed in the most recent stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal College of GPs has urged post-Covid there must still be provisions for patients to access services in wa...

Using data to improve population health in the NHS

27.07.20: Adam Mayer, Senior Manager, Qlik Times of crisis often create an environment for innovation to thrive. Indeed during the Covid-19 pandemic, most NHS trusts (84%) accelerated the development of new data analytics use cases that support front...

NHS harnessing predictive tech to help coronavirus forecasting

15.07.20: As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased, NHS teams are being given access to cutting-edge predictive technology to help forecast coronavirus hospitalisations to warn hospitals of local upticks and potential risks. Using a machine...

Significant drop recorded in hospital admissions for heart attacks

15.07.20: New research from the University of Oxford, working in collaboration with NHS Digital and experts from a number of other universities, has shown admissions to hospital with heart attacks fell by 35% by the end of March, emphasising the significa...

Delivering Sustainable Digital Transformation

13.07.20: Words provided by GPDQ, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Covid-19 has brought about a seismic change in the uses of digital technology with McKinsey estimating that digital adoption accelerated by a staggering five years in...

Three steps to accelerate the value of data in the NHS

09.07.20: Adam Mayer, Senior Manager at Qlik It’s no secret that the NHS has been under huge pressure over the last few months. The pandemic has also made us more acutely aware of the immense strain on the health service from long-term cha...

NHS Providers publish guide into NHS digital leadership

07.07.20: As part of efforts to help trust leaders build on the momentum achieved during the coronavirus pandemic and support NHS board lead their organisations forward in terms of digitisation, NHS Providers has published a new guide into NHS digital lea...

Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03.07.20: Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak, following an agreement reached between the Government, NHS and telecommunications...

Stroke Association launches digital guide for people with aphasia

18.06.20: The Stroke Association has sought to help as many as 350,000 stroke survivors suffering from aphasia, a common communication disability, who are at a greater risk of becoming lonelier and more isolated during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Patient record flag could improve learning disabilities people care

17.06.20: Introducing a new flag on patient records for people with a learning disability can positively impact the healthcare they receive, a pilot scheme run by NHS Digital has shown. The Reasonable Adjustment Flag, which lets doctors, nurses and o...

Landmark IT deal struck to provide access to digital tools

15.06.20: An agreement has been struck by NHSX and NHS Digital will save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and enable all eligible organisations in England to access Microsoft 365 digital tools, saving hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS. ...

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BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

13/08/2020BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

As coronavirus and the restrictions and measures which were taken to counteract it put an increased strain on people’s mental health, the B... more >
Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

13/08/2020Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

Work on a new state-of-the-art £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit, being built in partnerships between Leeds Co... more >
Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

13/08/2020Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

Following a review by Public Health England (PHE) into the methodology used to calculate the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK, a new single, c... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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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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 >
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 >

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