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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...

Gender equality in NHS leadership requires further progress

09.09.20: New research carried out by the University of Exeter, on behalf of NHS Confederation, has shown that more progress is still needed to achieve gender equality within NHS leadership and ensure women are more fairly represented in senior roles. ...

Sir James Bevan: Investing in nature could save NHS billions annually

08.09.20: As part of a speech at University College London (UCL), Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan is set to say universal access to a healthy natural environment could save the NHS billions of pounds a year in treatment costs. Coin...

‘Life-changing’ plans to tackle £10bn a year condition come into effect

01.09.20: Diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10bn a year, with almost one in every 20 prescriptions written by GPs around the country being for diabetes treatment. To help combat the rising costs and health impacts of the condition, the NHS has la...

UK outlines new measures to support vaccine development

01.09.20: A raft of new measures have been charted out by the UK government to further support the safe future mass rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine, as efforts continue to save lives and bring the current coronavirus pandemic to an end. Improved a...

Covid-19 can signal a new deal with the public on health

28.08.20: Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers & Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Confederation The common enemy of coronavirus united the public side by side with the NHS in a way that many had not seen in their lifetimes and for...

Government unveils its new National Institute for Health Protection

18.08.20: The UK Government has created its new National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP), which will start work immediately, with a single command structure to advance the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the ne...

Public Health England set to be replaced by new national institute

18.08.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly set to replace Public Health England with a new national institute as part of a range of measures he is due to announce in a speech on the future of public health as a result of the coronavirus pa...

Thousands of cancer patients helped by home deliveries

17.08.20: Up to 10,000 chemotherapy home deliveries have been made over three months at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring thousands of cancer patients could more safely receive treatment. The scheme, which saw NHS staff – incl...

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...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

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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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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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

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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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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