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GP return to practice scheme launched

25/03/2015GP return to practice scheme launched

Last September, Health Education England (HEE) announced it was investing £4.7m into training resources over the next three years as part of a major national campaign to allow former nurses to return to the workforce.  Now a new ... more >
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01/02/2015Under pressure

There is no one cause that explains the difficult winter the NHS is experiencing, which is a much wider problem than just A&E. As explained in our news pages and elsewhere this edition, various areas of the health service feel they are in crisis and under insurmountable pressure – general practice, midwifery, mental health and others. The Better Care Fund may help to reduce some of the pressures on emergency departments, but t... read more >

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Friends & Family Test: The end of ‘Net Promoter’

01/02/2015Friends & Family Test: The end of ‘Net Promoter’

NHE caught up with Andrew MacPherson, managing director of The NHS Strategic Projects Team, to discuss recent changes to the Friends & Family... more >
Tracking technology helps Wolverhampton tackle infection prevention

01/02/2015Tracking technology helps Wolverhampton tackle infection prevention

Clare Nash, the ‘SafeHands’ programme manager at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, talks to NHE about how real-time location software is... more >
Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

01/02/2015Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

David McCullough, chief executive of the Royal Voluntary Service, talks to NHE about the innovative way that volunteers are helping ease the pres... more >

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Health and Wellbeing at Work

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Health and Wellbeing at Work

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RCN Education Forum national conference 2015

10/03/2015 - 11/03/2015

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RCN Education Forum national conference 2015

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Mental Health Network annual conference and exhibition 2015

18/03/2015

Due to the success of this year’s sell-out conference, we are increasing the scale of the event for 2015 to bring together increased numbers of leaders, partners and stakeholders from across the mental health and care sector.

Unison Health and Safety seminar

18/03/2015

UNISON invites health and safety activists and members interested in health and safety to attend UNISON’s national Health and Safety seminar.

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The rolling crisis in mental healthcare

The rolling crisis in mental healthcare

Philip Barber FRCP, a consultant respiratory physician at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS FT and The Christie, discusses what he sees as the de-medicalisation of clinical psychiatry. The news that Nick Clegg is to head up a task... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Revolutionising care access for MND patients through telehealth

01/02/2015Revolutionising care access for MND patients through telehealth

Dr Esther Hobson, National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellow at the Sheffi... more >
Too many NHS organisations ‘aren’t getting the basics right’

01/02/2015Too many NHS organisations ‘aren’t getting the basics right’

David Stevenson hears from the main health regulators on their role and the future of regulatio... more >

latest healthcare news

MPs call for new independent patient safety investigation body

27/03/2015MPs call for new independent patient safety investigation body

A national independent patient safety investigation body should be established as soon as possible, according to a group of cross-party MPs. ... more >
Labour promises profit cap on independent providers in NHS

27/03/2015Labour promises profit cap on independent providers in NHS

Ed Miliband has promised that under a Labour government a profit cap would be imposed on independent companies providing services to the NHS.&nbs... more >
East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

27/03/2015East Sussex Healthcare ‘inadequate’ but avoids special measures

Services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  An initial... more >
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