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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the ex... 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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  • 19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

    The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and reduce the provider’s reliance on the national grid....
  • 19/09/2018Social media's role in health

    Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nursing, and Hannah Rosebrock, research officer, both of...
  • 19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

    Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and prevention. A tech transformation is coming, according...
  • 19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

    Paul Charnley, director of IT and information at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT, discusses what his organisation has learnt from being a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE). In some ways, as an...
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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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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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Make more of your digital transformation with Intelligent Connectivity

10/09/2018Make more of your digital transformation with Intelligent Connectivity

Danny Longbottom, director of local government and health at BT Helping the UK stay health... more >
What energy efficiency initiatives can we implement to save the NHS millions?

22/08/2018What energy efficiency initiatives can we implement to save the NHS millions?

Amna Khan, events and training marketing officer at the Energy Institute (EI), examines the che... more >

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Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

19/09/2018Private health giant Spire reveals 20% profit hit after NHS funding cutbacks

NHS funding squeezes have hit private firm Spire Healthcare as it forecasted a large decline in annual profits. Spire Healthcare has unveile... more >
CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

06/09/2018CQC takes enforcement action amid safety fears at Shrewsbury trust

The CQC has decided to take “urgent enforcement action” against a trust that was last week embroiled in controversy after more cases ... more >
Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

06/09/2018Campaigners lose High Court fight against Dorset service reorganisation

Campaigners have lost their High Court bid to put a stop to a proposed reorganisation to Dorset’s healthcare services. In a statement,... more >