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Mudslinging season underway

22/10/2014Mudslinging season underway

It seems the election campaign season is now officially underway, with mud being flung from all sides – and the NHS is a key battleground. Between now and May we can expected to be inundated with stories that aren’t really stories, j... more >
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28/09/2014You can’t please everyone

Healthier Together – the service reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester – is not unique. We’ve heard many of the same concerns before when it comes to change in the NHS. Suspicion and distrust from some quarters; cries of ‘why not just invest more everywhere?’ from others; picking apart the process of the consultation from yet others, trying to find a loophole or technicality that invalidates the whole prog... read more >

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interviews

Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

28/09/2014Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

Steve Young, Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and a global expert in speech recognition technologies, gives h... more >
The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

28/09/2014The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

Andrew MacPherson, managing director of The Strategic Projects Team, originally part of NHS Midlands & East and now hosted by the Greater Eas... more >
‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

28/09/2014‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

Peter Lees, medical director and former founding director of the intercollegiate UK Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, gives NHE his t... more >

featured events

The King's Fund Annual Conference 2014

14 Nov 2014

High-impact approaches for long-term improvements The King’s Fund’s annual con...

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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference

18 Nov 2014

Find out more> This conference will focus on how we can get more value from the large a...

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Changing provider landscape: taking the Dalton review forward

25 Nov 2014

Find out more> Sir David Dalton’s review into new organisational options for NHS ...

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Empowering allied health professionals to transform health and care services

09 Dec 2014

Find out more> Allied health professionals (AHPs) play a key role as members of multi-d...

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Urgent and emergency care

16 Dec 2014

Find out more> This conference provides a key opportunity to gain an update on progress...

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RCN Joint Representatives Conference

02/10/2014 12:00 - 03/10/2014 16:00

Applications are invited from RCN accredited representatives to attend the second 2014 UK Joint Representatives’ conference at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 2&3 October.

RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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RCN Joint Representatives Conference

02/10/2014 12:00 - 03/10/2014 16:00

Applications are invited from RCN accredited representatives to attend the second 2014 UK Joint Representatives’ conference at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 2&3 October.

RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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Healthcare Estates 2014

07/10/2014 - 08/10/2014

Healthcare Estates is a unique event that consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference, Awards Dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. This year, Healthcare Estates takes place on 7 – 8 October at the Manchester Central venue in the heart of Manchester.

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Healthcare Estates 2014

07/10/2014 - 08/10/2014

Healthcare Estates is a unique event that consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference, Awards Dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. This year, Healthcare Estates takes place on 7 – 8 October at the Manchester Central venue in the heart of Manchester.

Social investment funding for a sustainable NHS

08/10/2014 12:00 - 16:30

Like health and social care systems across the world, the NHS is facing one of the greatest challenges in its history – to meet rising demand for care with apparently less resource. The mantra 'more for less' has grown in volume as policy makers and key opinion leaders design ways to address the challenge.

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Performance management in health and public services

10/10/2014

This interactive workshop at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will enable you to learn more about the controversial area of performance management including strategy mapping, the Balanced Scorecard and the Public Sector Scorecard. The latter is an outcome-focussed performance management framework based on a culture of improvement, innovation and learning rather than a top-down blame culture. It has been used in healthcare in Canada, Chile, China, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as in Europe. The workshop will include several in-depth case studies and participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts to their own organisations or departments. The worksop will be led by Max Moullin, author of the book Delivering Excellence in Health and Social Care and an experienced workshop facilitator and plenary speaker.

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Reducing hospital length of stay

14/10/2014 10:00 - 16:00

There is still a significant opportunity to improve hospital lengths of stay (LoS) through improvements in internal processes and the development of alternative services. There is often significant variation in LoS, even for patients with similar conditions, and wide variations in the proportion of patients with extended stays, suggesting that improvements could be made to reduce LoS.

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RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner forum conference

17/10/2014 09:00 - 16:30

The ANP forum conference will give delegates an opportunity to engage and contribute to the dialogue on the professional issues of revalidation, leadership and identity for ANP’s.

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  • 22/10/2014Complaints system

    Some of what is written I totally agree with. The complaints system in no way works. I have never been reassured that what happened to #Dani in 2007...
  • 15/10/2014Local solutions to Britain’s drinking culture

    These figures show that alcohol is still a big problem in this country. Young people may be drinking less than they have in the past, but we still...
  • 08/10/2014Waiting times

    Patients are able to be seen the same day – but just not for routine things! If they have an urgent problem (and by urgent, it's urgent to...
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last word

Time government got a grip on regulation

Time government got a grip on regulation

Paula Slater chairs the Alliance for Patient Safety, which represents the voluntary registers for clinical physiologists, cardiothoracic surgical assistants, ophthalmology and vision technologists, clinical technologists, clinical perfusionists ... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

FFT can provide ‘important’ feedback for GPs

28/09/2014FFT can provide ‘important’ feedback for GPs

Dr Mo Dewji, NHS England’s national clinical lead for primary care, explains what the rol... more >
Infection prevention and control: the role of commissioners

28/09/2014Infection prevention and control: the role of commissioners

NHE talks to Rose Gallagher, Royal College of Nursing adviser for infection prevention and cont... more >

latest healthcare news

High eligibility thresholds for Care Act ‘short sighted’

24/10/2014High eligibility thresholds for Care Act ‘short sighted’

The government is to introduce a national minimum threshold that adults will have to meet in order to receive social care support from April 2015... more >
Date set for Mid-Staffs hospitals and services transfer to other trusts

24/10/2014Date set for Mid-Staffs hospitals and services transfer to other trusts

Patients at the soon-to-be-defunct Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust will be treated by neighbouring NHS trusts from November 1.  ... more >
Deficit at Great Western Hospitals sparks investigation by Monitor

24/10/2014Deficit at Great Western Hospitals sparks investigation by Monitor

A £2.9m deficit at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has sparked an investigation by the financial watchdog Monitor.  ... more >
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