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Who decides?

29/07/2015Who decides?

Most healthcare professionals recognise the value of giving patients not just information but also a say in their own care, and the ability to make decisions about how they are treated. It’s not always acted on, for practical, cultural or ... more >
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01/06/2015A new world, or more of the same

We have previews and show guides to two giant events in this edition of NHE: first the NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition 2015 on 3-5 June (p79-81) and then the Health+Care Show including The Commissioning Show on 24-25 June (p35-45).  Virtually everyone with influence in the NHS will be speaking, attending, exhibiting or networking at one or both of these events, and the NHE team will of course be there too, intera... read more >

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  • 15/07/2015GP federations – making them work

    Mary Chant, partner in the health and social care team at law firm Blake Morgan, discusses the drive to consolidation in primary care structures. Primary care is at the heart of the NHS and is...
  • 01/06/2015Do not underestimate the challenges of nursing revalidation

    Nursing revalidation could create a significant level of extra administration on an already stretched service warns Jo Parker-Swift, lead for health at Equiniti, who here looks at the challenges...
  • 01/06/2015E-learning

    John Rogers, chief executive of Skills for Health, examines the cost benefits and efficiencies of e-learning training courses in the healthcare industry. A recent report issued by the BBC asked...
  • 01/06/2015A changing mindset for a changing NHS

    Richard Jones, partner at transformation consultancy Moorhouse, discusses new ways of working in the NHS. These are fascinating times in the health sector. At a macro-political level there...
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interviews

The old business models are not viable

01/06/2015The old business models are not viable

NHE spoke to Monitor’s director of integrated care, Catherine Pollard. The benefits of integrated care to the patient are obvious: a m... more >
An engaging idea

01/06/2015An engaging idea

Most CCGs say they want to put patients at the heart of what they do. But actually putting this into practice takes effort. NHE spoke to Colin Ph... more >
Delivering big data benefits ‘responsibly’

01/06/2015Delivering big data benefits ‘responsibly’

Andrew MacLaren, the new director of information and analytics at the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), discusses how he wants t... more >

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  • 29/07/2015Redundancies do not always save money

    It would appear that this is a current trend over many companies in all sectors, where they think that by making staff redundant they will save...
  • 22/07/2015Support and autonomy

    Those of us providing services to the NHS can and will make savings on our services, but I agree wholeheartedly that we need support and autonomy in...
  • 20/07/2015Procurement teams keep making mistakes

    No other organisation would tolerate this. All those involved should be held to account. We are all being asked to make cuts and efficiency savings:...
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last word

The cost of demanding savings mustn’t be patient choice

The cost of demanding savings mustn’t be patient choice

 Chris Whitehouse, who chairs the Urology Trade Association, discusses the day-to-day impacts on patients of decisions over efficiency, consumables and devices. The NHS is creaking at the seams. Swamped by demands, the NHS has to perfo... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Caesarean sections – are women being given a choice?

29/07/2015Caesarean sections – are women being given a choice?

With nationwide caesarean rates higher than ever and well above the World Health Organisation&r... more >
Lack of oversight: the monitoring of contracts for outsourced NHS services

01/06/2015Lack of oversight: the monitoring of contracts for outsourced NHS services

Sam McCaffrey reports on the difficulty of holding NHS commissioners and their contractors to a... more >

latest healthcare news

Cornwall delivers £400,000 agency staff underspend

04/08/2015Cornwall delivers £400,000 agency staff underspend

Cornwall Partnership NHS FT has been able to deliver more than a £400,000 underspend on agency staffing costs in the last year with a &ldqu... more >
Children’s mental health services to get £172m funding

03/08/2015Children’s mental health services to get £172m funding

NHS England has announced £30m of funding to help young people with eating disorders as the first stage in a wider investment in children&r... more >
£200m cuts to public health could threaten NHS contracts

03/08/2015£200m cuts to public health could threaten NHS contracts

The in-year cuts to public health budgets are going ahead as planned despite opposition from councils and practitioners, the government has confi... more >
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