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Let’s get past the rhetoric of seven-day services

23/07/2014Let’s get past the rhetoric of seven-day services

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s national clinical director, has once again stated that the provision of seven-day services across the NHS is his “number one priority”. During an NHS Improving Quality event in London, repres... more >
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editor's comment

01/06/2014A new era – or more of the same?

Welcome to this larger-than-usual edition of National Health Executive, with even more features, analysis, news, views and interviews than usual. With thousands of NHS managers, directors and clinicians soon to meet up in Liverpool for the annual NHS Confederation conference, we’ve got a preview of the show, including information about the exhibitors, speakers, venue and the events you should be sure not to miss. Our guide begins ... read more >


  • 28/05/2014Room for improvement

    A new report has shown that more needs to be done to prevent sharps injuries, says Paul de Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations. It is a topic that has...
  • 28/05/2014The opportunity of EAMS – earlier guidance is only the start

    Whether in health, education or finance, innovation isn’t simply about creating something new. To have impact, promising products, tools and services need to be identified, shared and taken up....
  • 28/05/2014Changing how we change the NHS

    The NHS is the biggest single healthcare system in the world and it deserves to be recognised as being the best at healthcare improvement in the world. NHS Improving Quality’s new managing...
  • 28/05/2014The 10 important features of Intermediate Care

    Steph Palmerone and Mike Speakman have been looking at successes and failures in Intermediate Care. They have come to some very clear conclusions. Everyone knows there is something wrong with the...
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Examining nursing education in England

28/05/2014Examining nursing education in England

Jackie Smith, chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, talks to NHE about the new Shape of Caring review, which has been launched to e... more >
Improving access to patient information at the country’s biggest health and care trust

28/05/2014Improving access to patient information at the country’s biggest health and care trust

Amy Freeman, chief information officer at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, spoke to NHE to explain how investing £13m ... more >
Self care is for everybody

28/05/2014Self care is for everybody

Susan Swientozielskyj, head of long term conditions in the Nursing Directorate for NHS England, and a board member of the Self Care Forum, talks to... more >

featured events

International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10 Sep 2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will ...

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Making better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for money

18 Sep 2014

One-day conference at The King’s Fund! With local authority public health budgets be...

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Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25 Sep 2014 09:00

This conference is aimed at general practices, and those working in community settings, who are...

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  • 23/07/2014CCGs rationing care

    Although Dr Kell reassures that local customisation of clinical guidelines is done with clinical consensus and inputs, he does not confirm that it...
  • 16/07/2014Need for evidence on personal health budgets

    100% agree with Dr Ben Goldacre. The NHS demand clinical evidence for new products so they can have confidence they work. Why wouldn't they do...
  • 09/07/2014Whistleblowing

    There was an excellent NHS publication on this topic called an 'Organisation with a memory' back in 2001. While things have moved on since then...
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last word

Active by Design: a new movement to improve the health of the nation

Active by Design: a new movement to improve the health of the nation

Kathy MacEwen, head of programmes for the Cabe Team at the Design Council, discusses the new Active by Design initiative, which promotes good design to encourage greater levels of daily physical activity in buildings and public spaces. As ou... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Developing new system leaders

28/05/2014Developing new system leaders

Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, discusses the new Int... more >
Online consultations – the future?

28/05/2014Online consultations – the future?

Leicester Medical School is the first in the country to teach its first year junior doctors how t... more >

latest healthcare news

Faulty NHS machines leading to deaths

25/07/2014Faulty NHS machines leading to deaths

Urgent action must be taken by the NHS to repair faulty medical equipment that has led to the deaths of more than 300 people in 2013 and thousand... more >
Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths with NHS help

24/07/2014Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths with NHS help

A national hospice charity has called on the government to back a programme which aims to reduce the number of people dying in hospitals by 50,00... more >
Auditors highlight financial concerns at 19 NHS trusts

24/07/2014Auditors highlight financial concerns at 19 NHS trusts

Auditors have referred 19 NHS trusts to the health secretary in the last year for failing to meet their statutory break-even duty, compared with ... more >
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