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Enhanced tariff offer: what’s left for mental health?

27/02/2015Enhanced tariff offer: what’s left for mental health?

Saffron Cordery, director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, takes a look at last week’s announcement of a voluntary tariff and what it could mean for mental health service providers.  The big national health ‘system&... 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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interviews

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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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference 2015

10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015

This three day international conference will welcome digital health professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in eHealth through Open Innovation. Created for digital health professionals who are keen to leverage the power of open innovation in their own organisations, Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation, will feature internationally renowned presenters sharing their insights and experiences of how they are enhancing the evolution of healthcare through Open Innovation.

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Health Policy Summit 2015

26/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

Our Health Policy Summit aims to provide a forum for health care experts to assess evidence and experience from home and abroad. We will discuss and explore solutions to the challenges facing the NHS ahead of the General Election in May.

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Health Policy Summit 2015

26/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

Our Health Policy Summit aims to provide a forum for health care experts to assess evidence and experience from home and abroad. We will discuss and explore solutions to the challenges facing the NHS ahead of the General Election in May.

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inbox

  • 25/02/2015Prolonged slowdown in NHS funding

    Response to the quarterly report on the performance of NHS foundation trusts published by Monitor: The figures published today show that foundation...
  • 18/02/2015Pressures on A&E and NHS 111

    It is no wonder that the pressures have increased, the predecessor of 111 was buckling under the pressure! Then you have the government/NHS...
  • 11/02/2015NHS spending on agency staff

    I really don't know why it's such a surprise that the NHS are using an increased amount of agency staff, the fact that agency staff get paid...
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last word

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

Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

27/02/2015Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

The deal to devolve the entire £6bn NHS budget of Greater Manchester to local control was signed today by the chancellor, George Osborne. ... more >
A&E waiting time target in England missed for 21st week in a row

27/02/2015A&E waiting time target in England missed for 21st week in a row

A&E departments in England have failed to meet the target of 95% of patients seen within four hours for 21 straight weeks. NHS Engl... more >
First-ever national shortage of paramedics – but not of nurses

26/02/2015First-ever national shortage of paramedics – but not of nurses

There is no national shortage of nurses or doctors requiring labour from outside of Europe, but there are no longer enough paramedics for the UK&... more >
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