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Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

09/02/2018Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

Cassandra Cameron, policy advisor at NHS Providers, says trusts must be given constructive support – without fear of failure – in order for the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme to succeed. The NHS GIRFT programme ai... 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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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  • 14/02/2018Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

    Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM), outlines what the coming year holds for the organisation. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • 14/02/2018Data saves lives

    Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improving care for patients by linking services together more...
  • 14/02/2018The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

    Jane Rintoul, director of strategy and policy and programme director for maternity investigations at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), explains more about the organisation’s...
  • 09/02/2018Our work can help ease A&E pressures

    Last year, NICE guidelines recommended that the NHS should provide more advanced paramedic practitioners (APPs) to relieve pressure on emergency departments by helping reduce admissions. Tim Edwards...
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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

Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond doubt or dispute, other than in government, th... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Isosec launches first Virtual Smartcard to revolutionise NHS authentication

12/02/2018Isosec launches first Virtual Smartcard to revolutionise NHS authentication

A new virtual smartcard which promises to transform NHS efficiency and improve patient care is ... more >
Health creation is here to stay

09/02/2018Health creation is here to stay

NHE’s Sacha Rowlands speaks to Michael Macdonnell, NHS England’s national director ... more >

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‘Alarming’ Q3 financial decline raises serious questions about targets

22/02/2018‘Alarming’ Q3 financial decline raises serious questions about targets

A raft of winter pressures in December, including an A&E performance standard that slipped below 90% and high levels of bed occupancy, have sig... more >
Almost 2,000 ‘high priority’ clinical correspondences left unprocessed

02/02/2018Almost 2,000 ‘high priority’ clinical correspondences left unprocessed

Around 2,000 high priority letters such as urgent test results and screening documents were not processed due to a mishandling of the documents in ... more >
Long-term STP funding swallowed up ‘just keeping the show on the road’

19/01/2018Long-term STP funding swallowed up ‘just keeping the show on the road’

Funding that was put aside to stabilise NHS finances and support sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) has instead been spent on ... more >