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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...

Royal College of General Practitioners call for “urgent reform of tax system”

22.11.19: A statement released by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) criticises plans made earlier this week which outlined the policy for the NHS to pay senior clinicians tax bills to avoid winter understaffing. In the statement...

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...

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PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

10/07/2020PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

Following the release of the findings from the latest GP Patient Survey, NHS Confederation’s PCN Network have stressed the importance of en... more >
NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

10/07/2020NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

As NHS Test and Trace have published the statistics for the fifth week of the service operating, demonstrating that 97.5% of in-person coron... more >
NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

09/07/2020NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

A new procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to help facilitate the safe return of NHS and other publi... 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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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... 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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