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Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

18/10/2017Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

With the NHS facing unprecedented demand and difficult working conditions, it’s incredible that the workforce across the country still delivers great care to patients every single day. Requiring care is never a pleasant experience, but hav... 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 >


  • 11/10/2017Make doing the right thing easy

    Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) research group, at Glasgow Caledonian University, outlines approaches to...
  • 11/10/2017STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

    Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, on a new app set to support speech and language professionals to deliver articulation therapy.
  • 11/10/2017The value of health creation

    Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Alliance, outlines the many benefits of investing in health creation.
  • 11/10/2017Developing a new type of think tank

    James Roach of the National Collaborative Group explains how the new and unique think tank is moving from rhetoric to action in order to help deliver a more sustainable NHS.
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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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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mutually beneficial for overseas doctors and NHS pati... more > more last word articles >

health service focus

Women power usage and uptake of myGP®

18/10/2017Women power usage and uptake of myGP®

Advertisement Feature: Lemarie Moses, product manager of myGP, outlines the app's potential ... more >
Why don’t you write to your patients

11/10/2017Why don’t you write to your patients

The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), Professor Derek Alderson, talks about wri... more >

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Data scandal worsens as NHS loses further 162,000 key patient files

18/10/2017Data scandal worsens as NHS loses further 162,000 key patient files

Revelations that the NHS lost more than half a million patient files have been deepened with the reveal of a further 162,000 pieces of paperwork ... more >
Hunt confirms scrapping of NHS pay cap

11/10/2017Hunt confirms scrapping of NHS pay cap

Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the seven-year cap on NHS staff wages will come to an end next year. The health secretary said yesterday he h... more >
Hunt announces raft of changes to plug shrinking workforce

03/10/2017Hunt announces raft of changes to plug shrinking workforce

Jeremy Hunt has today announced a raft of measure to make the NHS “a more attractive place to work” and prepare its workforce for the... more >
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