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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...

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...

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HEE launches Population Health Fellowship to support integrated care

21/01/2020HEE launches Population Health Fellowship to support integrated care

Health Education England (HEE) has launched the first national Population Health Fellowship for NHS clinical staff in England. The aim ... more >
London Ambulance Service welcomes new bursary for paramedic students

21/01/2020London Ambulance Service welcomes new bursary for paramedic students

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced that some students, including those studying to become a paramedic, will receive a... more >
Barts Health NHS Trust to regenerate New Whipps Cross Hospital

20/01/2020Barts Health NHS Trust to regenerate New Whipps Cross Hospital

A new, modern hospital at Whipps Cross will have the same range of acute services as it does now but will provide them faster and in more conveni... 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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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on... 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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... 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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