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Developing a healthcare product

28/01/2015Developing a healthcare product

Guest blog by consultant patent attorney Kate Lees, who has some advice for entrepreneurial clinicians. General practitioners are not usually thought of as inventors, but they are often the best-placed people to assess the type of equipment... more >
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editor's comment

14/11/2014Breaking down barriers

The commissioning landscape continues to change, with the latest announcements showing that NHS England got some of its initial decisions on organisational structure wrong – or, more charitably, that it has more confidence now in the ability of CCGs (most of them, at least) to take on new responsibilities and to handle conflicts of interest. The current fragmented picture never made much long-term sense, and most welcome the comin... read more >


  • 22/01/2015Are we in sight of a smoke-free Britain?

    Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, a member of NHE’s editorial board and a part-time GP in Cambridge, discusses smoking cessation. In a few weeks...
  • 13/01/2015Time to tackle obesity

    Professor David Haslam chairs the National Obesity Forum, which leads National Obesity Awareness Week (www.noaw.org.uk), taking place between 12 and 18 January. He also sits on NHE’s Editorial...
  • 14/11/2014Mind the gap: the NHS funding question

    Dr Janet Harrison, director of MSc Healthcare Management and Governance Centre for Information Management at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, explores the role of...
  • 14/11/2014Integrated care – from whose perspective?

    Integrated care is heralded as the way forward for health and social care services facing the increasing demands of populations who are living longer, and where increasing numbers of people are...
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Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

14/11/2014Bridging the divide between primary and secondary care

Chris Hopson, chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network, and Rick Stern, chief executive of the NHS Alliance, discuss how the two organisat... more >
NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

14/11/2014NMC: ‘Unbelievably disappointed’ at lack of desperately-needed legislative change

Jackie Smith, chief executive and registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, talks about the urgent need for legislative regulatory reform. ... more >
Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

14/11/2014Thirty-two CCGs – one voice

GP Dr Marc Rowland, who chairs Lewisham CCG, has just been appointed chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council too, which represents all... more >

featured events

Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10 Feb 2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around t...

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PAG-PLDP 2 Day Training Course

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NHS England North - Medical Appraisal Lead Network Events


As agreed in September's Appraisal Network meetings, NHS England North are arranging two events, one on each side of Pennines in January 16th Leeds Quarry House and 22nd Manchester Manchester, The Place Aparthotel for medical appraisal leads. These events will provide a further opportunity to share good practice and explore the current position for delivery of medical appraisal across all DBs in the north and as a consequence consider opportunities for collaboration by sector and appropriate geography to complement the actions of the newly established lead networks.

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Welsh NHS Confederation conference and exhibition 2015


Building on the success of this year’s event, the next Welsh NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition will take place Wednesday 28 January 2015 at Cardiff City Stadium.


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  • 28/01/2015Paramedics leaving the profession

    This is very disturbing; not only are we losing valuable experienced paramedics but there is a danger that they will lose the respect of the public...
  • 21/01/2015Cuts to unsocial hours payments

    As a healthcare assistant in the NHS, I can tell you that these reforms will damage the health service beyond repair and put patient safety at...
  • 14/01/2015Hinchingbrooke and Circle

    I found your website and feel I do have something to say about the CQC report relating to Circle’s running of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. I...
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last word

A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

A plan for the NHS that must be transformational

Steve Fairman, managing director at NHS Improving Quality, sets out his view on Simon Stevens’ important Five-Year Forward View document. Five-Year Forward View, the new vision for the NHS in England, is a breath of fresh air compared... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Best Practice Show 2014

14/11/2014Best Practice Show 2014

Sam McCaffrey reports from a major event in the primary care calendar. It is safe to say t... more >
How better procurement can save time, money and lives

14/11/2014How better procurement can save time, money and lives

Chris Slater, head of supplies and procurement at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and the t... more >

latest healthcare news

Government releases extra funding for social care to ease NHS pressures

30/01/2015Government releases extra funding for social care to ease NHS pressures

The government has released £12m of extra funding to councils to help get people out of hospital and ease the pressure on the NHS. Hos... more >
11 new Integrated Care and Support Pioneers announced

30/01/201511 new Integrated Care and Support Pioneers announced

The Integrated Care and Support Pioneers programme, set up to test new ways to join up care, has been expanded into 11 new areas, the Department ... more >
All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

30/01/2015All healthcare organisations must publicly display CQC ratings

All public and private healthcare organisations will be required to publicly display their CQC inspection rating under new rules proposed by the ... more >
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