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We need your Health Heroes!

21/08/2017We need your Health Heroes!

We are once again delighted to be the official media partner for the Our Health Heroes Awards, working alongside Skills for Health to celebrate those in our healthcare workforce who go above and beyond the call of duty. It’s important... more >
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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their cor... read more >

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interviews

  • 08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

    When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Josh Mines talks to the University of Stirling’s Lesley Palmer about...
  • 25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

    Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager, discuss the ongoing work to improve talent management and...
  • 25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

    At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director responsible for NHS England’s strategy and policy, about the...
  • 25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

    On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifically target the NHS, the impact on UK health services...
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  • 02/12/2016Greater Manchester: 30 years ahead

    Jon Rouse, the new chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, speaks to NHE’s Luana Salles about the region’s latest and...
  • 01/10/2015Inbox – September-October 2015

    From: Morris Heseltine Subject: Revised contract to be given to all junior doctors – NHS Employers Perhaps Mr Mortimer [CEO of NHS Employers]...
  • 19/08/2015Paramedic workforce crisis

    If universities and governing bodies introduced more courses that allowed shortened courses for already skilled workers, for example nursing to...
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last word

Your personality, your leadership

Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was charged with leading a team to introduce leadership ... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Securing the health service with openness and transparency

08/08/2017Securing the health service with openness and transparency

Mike Lees, head of business security at Barnsley Hospital NHS FT, talks to NHE about the organi... more >
Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

08/08/2017Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

Phil Richardson, Dorset STP lead director, explains why primary and community care are at the h... more >

latest news

Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

17/08/2017Longest serving NHS chief executive sacked for ‘gross misconduct’

The NHS’s longest serving CEO Sir Leonard Fenwick has been sacked by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT (NUT) for “gross misconduct... more >
Major Manchester hospitals merger cleared by CMA

02/08/2017Major Manchester hospitals merger cleared by CMA

A merger between the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS FT (UHSM) has this wee... more >
Hospital unit could be closed for a year to replace cladding on building

01/08/2017Hospital unit could be closed for a year to replace cladding on building

A hospital unit in Oxford will close for up to a year after a report into fire safety standards of cladding on its building revealed that it did ... more >
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