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Care providers to receive more than £500m to protect staff and residents

17.09.20: Social care providers are set to receive an additional £546m funding to bolster infection control measures and help protect residents and staff from coronavirus throughout the winter period. The Infection Control Fund, which was...

Patient care to benefit from £150m funding boost

17.09.20: In an effort to carry out upgrades, reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of the winter period, a total of £150m funding is set to be allocated to A&E departments in 25 hospitals across England. Announced by the...

Government urged to tackle public health investment shortfall

16.09.20: The Public Health Medicine Committee Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Peter English, has called on government to acknowledge the importance of public health, as seen during the coronavirus pandemic, and respond accordingly by d...

Public sector payment cap challenged by BMA

15.09.20: Legal proceedings have been launched by the British Medical Association (BMA) against the UK Government following proposals earlier in the year to cap exit payments for all public sector workers, including doctors. Chancellor Rishi Sunak la...

UKRI backs new technology to support ageing with £12m funding

10.09.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has made a commitment to supporting new ways to help people remain independent, active and productive as they age, offering £12m of funding to help encourage and back promising innovations. The govern...

New £47bn construction framework launched for the NHS

07.09.20: Companies are being invited to tender for a new four-year £47bn developer-led framework launched to provide the NHS and public sector with a compliant procurement route to carry out vital expansion plans. Acting on behalf of Cumbria...

NHS LPP look to establish £22m medical gas cylinders framework

25.08.20: NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) have published an open opportunity contract notice ahead of establishing a framework agreement for the supply and rental of medical gas cylinders and the provision of cylinder asset tracking systems. ...

NHS to receive access to £588m funding to cover adult social care

24.08.20: From September 1, the NHS will be able to access a £588m fund to help cover adult social care provisions or the immediate costs of care in a patient’s home for those requiring additional follow-on care after being discharged from hos...

NHS SBS launches £500m facilities management framework

19.08.20: A new £500m procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Ser...

NICE appoints two new directors in key positions

19.08.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has announced the appointment of two new directors in key positions in newly-formed directorates. Jennifer Howells, who currently serves as an independent healthcare consultant an...

PM confirms NHS trusts included in £300m A&E upgrades funding

11.08.20: Ahead of the winter period, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the 117 NHS trusts set to benefit from an allocated share of £300m to upgrade A&E facilities. The new funding will help the NHS prepare for annual winter press...

Clinical trial demonstrates plaster cast effectiveness in young people

10.08.20: An NIHR-funded research study has demonstrated plaster casts to be just as effective at healing a common wrist fracture in young, active people as surgery, potentially reducing the number of young people requiring surgical procedures in the futu...

Additional funding will help Welsh NHS to mitigate Covid-19 impact

07.08.20: The Welsh NHS Confederation have welcomed an announcement of £800m additional funding for the Welsh NHS to help them respond to and mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes, said: &ldq...

Advisor appointed on proposal for NHS to take over social care

28.07.20: Camilla Cavendish, former Policy Chief under David Cameron’s government, has been appointed by Downing Street to help examine and finalise proposals which would see social care brought under the control of the NHS in England, along with th...

Doctors listed among public sector workers set for pay rise

21.07.20: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced above inflation pay rises this year for a number of public sector workers, including doctors, as part of efforts to reflect their vital contribution to the country, particularly under the recent circumstances...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

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More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... more >
New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17/09/2020New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announce... more >

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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’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at w... read more >

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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown pathogen received the best possible care. But in doing so, many other health services were reduc... 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

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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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... more >
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 >

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