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Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

20/03/2019Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

Jon Baker, PHBChoices director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) believes that the extension of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) is a great opportunity for clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to expand and improve care provision – pr... 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 >


  • 20/03/2019Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

    Kirstie Stott, director of The Inspiring Leaders Network, discusses organisational and system curiosity alongside the work of the Shadow Board Programme. As an executive coach, I always stay curious....
  • 20/03/2019Capturing funds for the NHS estate

    Aahsan Rahman, department head of town planning at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), looks at an alternative and perhaps underutilised funding source for the NHS: the town planning system. Developer...
  • 20/03/2019Fiction as Therapy

    Elaine Bousfield of ZunTold Publishing – a press specialising in fiction for children and young people – discusses ‘Fiction as Therapy’, and how it can be used as a therapeutic...
  • 20/03/2019The digital revolution for healthcare is now!

    Richard Corbridge, chief digital & information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, focuses on the practices his trust has put in place as part of its digital revolution. After...
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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 >

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Aesop Institute 2019: for health and arts professionals

20/03/2019Aesop Institute 2019: for health and arts professionals

Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for busy health and art... more >
Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

18/03/2019Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

Tom McCarthy, managing partner at Niche, sizes up the NHS Long-Term Plan. “It's the ... more >

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BMA to sue government over pension changes resulting in ‘huge’ losses

12/03/2019BMA to sue government over pension changes resulting in ‘huge’ losses

The British Medical Association (BMA) is to sue the government on behalf of thousands of doctors who have claimed they have been forced to join a... more >
NHS reveals plans to scrap  four-hour A&E target to focus on quality

11/03/2019NHS reveals plans to scrap four-hour A&E target to focus on quality

The NHS has unveiled plans to overhaul its four-hour A&E target and announced it will trial new “rapid care measures” which will ... more >
Sussex trust faces ‘unlimited fine’ after failing in care of suicidal teenager

07/03/2019Sussex trust faces ‘unlimited fine’ after failing in care of suicidal teenager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care to a 19-year-old who died under its supervision, and c... more >