NHS reforms

Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23.05.18: Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care organisations (ACOs), which they claim is an attempt to increase private services operating in the NHS...

Gross negligence manslaughter review working group appointed

22.05.18: The working group for the independent review into gross negligence manslaughter has been appointed. Dame Clare Marx, chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, will conduct the review, ordered by Jeremy Hunt amidst concerns foll...

‘Fundamental rethink’ needed to steer ‘messy and fluid’ NHS transformation

11.05.18: Healthcare transformation is “multi-layered, messy, fluid and emergent,” stretching beyond just the need to change how a service operates and instead requiring a “fundamental rethink” to find better solutions. These...

The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11.05.18: Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s edition of Confed18 – where high-profile speakers and deep-dive workshops and seminars will ensure d...

Dixon: NHS performance ‘middling’ in Europe due to ‘bleedin’ obvious’ lack of funding

02.05.18: The NHS performance is “middling” in comparison to other Western European countries, the chief executive of a leading independent health charity has said. Addressing the inaugural annual NHS Confederation lecture in London yeste...

RCP supports fresh public health approach to ‘war on drugs’

30.04.18: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has voiced its support for the Royal Society of Public Health’s (RSPH’s) report ‘Taking a New Line on Drugs,’ which calls for illicit drug use to be decriminalised and made a public h...

Traffic light system could reduce hospital waiting times

24.04.18: A pilot system is making it easier for GPs to understand the hospital waiting times experienced by their patients. The e-traffic light system could help to reduce hospital waiting times and offer patients a clearer choice of treatment, NHS Engl...

Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton CCGs plan to merge

20.04.18: NHS bosses have plans to merge the CCGs of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton in a move which would see the three areas’ health bodies heavily integrated. The move would also mean a single accountable officer and financial officer would...

Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry

18.04.18: The WannaCry cyber-attack on 12 May 2017 was a wake-up call for the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) must now act on priorities by June this year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has argued. The attack caused wide...

EMA: Wollaston warns UK risks becoming ‘rule-taker rather than rule-maker’

06.04.18: The chair of the Health and Social Care Committee has written to the health secretary demanding clarity on the transitional arrangements for medicines set out in the Draft Agreement on Brexit. The Draft Agreement appears to state that during th...

Tough task ahead for the NHS

04.04.18: Phillippa Hentsch, head of analysis at NHS Providers, paints a stark picture of NHS finances, workforce pressures and unsustainable targets for the coming year unless firmer action is taken by the government. We wanted it. We campaigned for...

PM promises to publish ‘sustainable long-term plan’ for NHS this year

28.03.18: Theresa May has this week promised to unveil a “sustainable long-term plan” for the NHS over the next year, including a new funding settlement for the health service. Following Jeremy Hunt hinting at a raising income tax by 1p t...

NHS England could delay rollout of digital GP app

20.03.18: The NHS is to commission an independent review of the innovative GP at Hand app. The app, run by health provider, Babylon, allows patients to have video consultations with GPs in practices based in Hammersmith and Fulham, London. However, fu...

Divisive ACO legislation delayed by further consultation

08.02.18: Introduction of the controversial accountable care organisations (ACOs) has been delayed until a new consultation can be completed, the health minister has confirmed this week. Caroline Dineage said the laws which would pave the way for ACOs co...

‘New relationship’ between patients and staff must be accepted

31.01.18: The NHS must put more focus on providing the means for people to effectively care for themselves, according to a new report from NHS Providers. In its latest review, ‘Learning from the Vanguards,’ the organisation says healthcar...

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Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

24/05/2018Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

A taxation increase of at least 4% a year is necessary to prevent “unnecessary costs, inefficiencies and uncertainty” and improve qua... more >
Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24/05/2018Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience t... more >
Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23/05/2018Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care or... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond doubt or dispute, other than in government, th... more > more last word articles >

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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other” is a phrase not infrequently heard in my g... more >
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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s editio... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader,... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursin... more >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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