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NHS Supply Chain announces new distribution partner

19.11.19: Food, the organisation in charge of sourcing and supplying food for NHS trusts across England, has appointed Bidfood as its new multi-temperature distribution partner. As it stands, NHS Supply Chain’s network is only in charge of ambi...

Life-changing diabetes monitors issued through NHS Long Term Plan

22.10.19: Almost 30,000 suffering from Type 1 diabetes across England have received life-changing diabetes monitors thanks to the NHS Long Term Plan. The pioneering device, no bigger than a £2 coin, is worn on the arm and prevents the need for...

Full roll-out of electronic prescriptions to save NHS £300m in three years

21.10.19: Final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) rolled out across the country, making prescription processing digital. Recent developments to EPS, known as Phase 4, have made it possible for all patients to be sent their prescripti...

NHS to introduce support plan for whistle-blowers

09.10.19: NHS England members of staff who call to attention any malpractice will be supported through new dedicated system. If any doctor, nurse of NHS worker across the country was to raise the alarm on poor or unsafe practice within the NHS, they...

NHS opens first specialist children's gaming addiction clinic opens

08.10.19: Children and young adults with serious addictions to computer games will be offered help and care by the NHS following the launch of the country’s first specialist clinic. The new service is an extension of the NHS Long Term Care plan...

NHS Campaign launched to support and protect doctors in Scotland

01.10.19: The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new campaign called ‘Time for Doctors’ - the focus of which is to improve the working life of NHS doctors in Scotland, and in turn improve patient experience to the best possible care. ...

Prime Minister announces ‘biggest infrastructure investment' in the NHS

30.09.19: Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock have announced that the government will provide £13bn for 40 new hospitals to be built for the NHS. Following a trip to North Manchester general hospital yesterday, the Prime Minister committed to buildi...

New NHS reform proposals a ‘welcome step forward’

26.09.19: NHS bodies have welcomed a new proposal for reform published today by NHS England and NHS Improvement, intended to speed up implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. Plans include more collaborative and integrated working between clinical c...

New operation could help unborn babies with spina bifida

26.09.19: Babies who are at risk of developing spina bifida could undergo a new innovative procedure that takes place while they are still in the womb, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has said today. Two different operat...

Two Cumbrian NHS Trusts approved for merger

20.09.19: Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have had their plans to merge into one trust approved. The trusts will officially join forces on 1 October and will form the North Cumbr...

British Dental Association to protect children who miss dental appointments

20.09.19: Community and special care dentistry experts at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have helped to develop a toolkit as a way to safeguard children and young people who miss healthcare appointments. The new project has be...

Birmingham tackling its biggest health challenges with new partnership

17.09.19: A new collaboration plans to speed up and improve research in the four main health challenges faced by the West Midlands, using real-time clinical trials and health data. This will include improvements to cancer care, maternity services, ch...

Five year funding framework for community pharmacy published

22.07.19: A five-year funding framework for community pharmacy has been published by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England.  Commenting on the agreement, Malcolm Har...

Guidance aims to help NHS create environment to better support staff in safety investigations

04.07.19: NHS Resolution has stated that challenging and improving the NHS' workfplace culture is key to improving patient safety in their latest guidance. The need for the NHS to involve users of care services and staff in safety investigations...

NHS Clinical Commissioners respond to NHS Implementation Framework

28.06.19: The membership organisation for clinical commissioners, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), have responded positively to the new NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework. The paper, which outlines a ten-year strategy of improvement for t...

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RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20/11/2019RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 G... more >
NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20/11/2019NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered th... more >
London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20/11/2019London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating publishe... 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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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us through your career in healthcare? My parents bot... more > more last word articles >

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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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