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NHS Confederation: PCNs perfectly placed to deliver integrated mental health

23.07.20: Following publication of the Mental Health and Primary Care Networks report by The King’s Fund, which addresses whether Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are ready to take on improve local physical and mental health outcomes, NHS Confederation&...

Funding to help discharge people with learning disabilities or autism

16.07.20: The UK government has announced £62m funding to help accelerate the discharging from hospital of people with learning disabilities or autism who could be better supported in their community. Announced by Health and Care Secretary Matt...

Recommendations issued on medical pathways for acute care

15.07.20: As the NHS begins to rebuild services back up following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, a series of recommendations has been issued into how we can improve medical pathways for acute care by several of the colleges and societies invol...

CQC carrying out rapid reviews to prepare for future pressures

09.07.20: In an effort to help health and social care service providers best learn from the experience of responding to coronavirus around the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a series of rapid reviews into how providers are working c...

How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

01.07.20: From May/June 2020 edition Trish Stephenson, Head of Facilities Management Strategy, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) We are facing unprecedented times, both as a health service and as a nation. Organisations, charities and healthcare wor...

NHS set to begin restarting cancer and mental health services

28.04.20: Having been put on hold as the healthcare service rushed to get out in front of the coronavirus outbreak, the NHS is now set to begin restoring some services which were put on hold, with the “exact pace” services would return at...

We need to create a future NHS that is driven by people

06.03.20: Olivia Butterworth is Head of Public Participation for NHS England and NHS Improvement. This article first featured in the Jan/Feb issue of NHE. The NHS has long had a duty to involve ‘the public’. The discharge of this duty is...

Emergency crews and patients to benefit from new POD facility

04.02.20: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has introduced a new POD facility to reduce waiting times for patients who arrive by ambulance. The POD (Patient Offload Department) has been installed outside the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Emergency De...

Greener NHS campaign launched to fight ‘health emergency’

27.01.20: The NHS has launched a campaign (Jan 25) to increase action taken on the climate ‘health emergency’ in 2020, aiming to prevent illness, relieve pressure on A&Es and save tens of thousands of lives in the UK. It comes after t...

NHS Employers launches international recruitment toolkit

22.01.20: NHS Employers has today (Jan 22) published a new international recruitment toolkit commissioned by Department for Health and Social Care, in collaboration with NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England. The new toolkit i...

Over 100,000 NHS patients benefit from new same-day pharmacy service

13.01.20: People dealing with minor illnesses or in need of urgent medicine have recently been seen by local pharmacies, taking mounting pressures off doctors. The Government announced yesterday (Jan 12) that more than 100,000 patients have had appoi...

NHS Providers: More work to do to tackle unfair treatment in NHS

09.01.20: Following the release of a survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) and locally employed (LE) doctors, NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery has called for further work to drive out b...

NHS Providers releases new briefing to overcome workforce challenges

10.12.19: NHS Providers has today (Dec 10) released a bold new briefing on how trusts and system partners can meet local population needs and overcome workforce challenges. According to the NHS Providers’ briefing, making the move to integrated...

Next President announced for Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

29.11.19: The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (the ‘College’) has officially announced Professor Andrew Elder as president-elect today (Nov 29) at the annual St.Andrew’s Day Symposium. Professor Elder will take office on Ma...

Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service relaunch brings a buzz

26.11.19: The people of Manchester are to see the relaunch of their Health and Wellbeing Service buzz. The service will be focused on community development, concentrating on supporting residents of local communities to take control of their health and wel...

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New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12/08/2020New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations t... more >
England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

12/08/2020England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

“Your NHS needs you.” Those are the rallying words of Ruth May, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, ahead of A-Level results ... more >
Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for m... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... 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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