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NHS staffing crisis to double without radical change in ‘vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality’

21.03.19: The NHS could have a shortfall of 70,000 nurses and 7,000 GPs within the next five years and the crisis is so now so severe it “cannot be filled,” according a new report from health think tanks. The report found that the NHS has...

NHS chiefs accuse NHSE of scrapping flagship targets because it can no longer meet them

20.03.19: Plans to scrap the flagship four-hour A&E targets have been criticised by NHS chiefs, with some accusing NHS England of trying to abandon key targets because they can no longer meet them. The NHS unveiled plans to overhaul its four-hour...

Private hospital in Dundee announces closure with 50 jobs to go

20.03.19: A private hospital in Dundee has announced that it will close in the summer because of falling numbers of local people paying for private insurance. Fernbrae Hospital will shut down in May and a consultation is underway to work out what wil...

Inquiry hears of ‘systemic problems’ with communications at scandal-hit Glasgow Hospital

20.03.19: There are ‘systemic problems’ in communications between infection control nurses and other staff, MSPs have heard in an inquiry into Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), where several patients died after infection outbreaks. ...

Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

20.03.19: 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. When I’m facilitating teams I alwa...

Capturing funds for the NHS estate

20.03.19: 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 contributions and the healthcare system At...

Fiction as Therapy

20.03.19: 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 tool for young people. Helping children...

The digital revolution for healthcare is now!

20.03.19: 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 celebrating its 70th year, the NHS is faced with...

Personal Health Budgets: empowering individuals

20.03.19: 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...

Aesop Institute 2019: for health and arts professionals

20.03.19: Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for busy health and arts professionals with an interest in devising and running successful arts in health programmes. It has been devised by Aesop and the The Sidney De Haan...

NHS cancer services under ‘immense strain’ due to ‘dire’ staffing shortages

19.03.19: A shortage of cancer specialists is hurting patients’ chances of receiving treatments and putting them at risk, according to the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). An annual study from the college cancer centres were reporting &ldqu...

Chief executive at England’s worst performing mental health trust to step down

19.03.19: The chief executive of a special measures mental health trust is stepping down after less than a year in the job. Antek Lejk is to leave his post at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT (NSFT) in order to join the East London NHS FT (ELFT). ...

Trusts still ‘failing to embrace open learning culture’ and must improve pace of change, says CQC

19.03.19: Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients and “failure to fully embrace an open, learning culture” is holding organisations back, according to the CQC. Published today, the health inspecto...

Patient given ‘medical air’ in Reading hospital ‘never event’

18.03.19: An investigation into a reported ‘never event’ found that a patient was given ‘medical air’ instead of oxygen during their care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH). Medical air contains 21% oxygen and is similar to...

Top nurse to lead new integrated care group in Nottinghamshire

18.03.19: A top nurse has been appointed to lead a new health partnership in Nottinghamshire described as an alliance of NHS providers, commissioners, and local authorities. Rachel Munton has been chosen as the first independent chair of the mid-Nott...

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Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

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

Kirstie Stott, director of The Inspiring Leaders Network, discusses organis... more >
Fiction as Therapy

20/03/2019Fiction as Therapy

Elaine Bousfield of ZunTold Publishing – a press specialising in fict... 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 that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

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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 comm... more >
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