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Is it right to label antidepressants ‘a prescription for murder’?

26.07.17: As the stigma about mental health decreases and more come forward to be treated for various illnesses, the number of antidepressants that are prescribed to sufferers will be set to increase. But tonight, the BBC will air a documentary argui...

NHSE: Trusts must urgently develop leaders to drive digital innovation

26.07.17: The NHS needs to urgently develop leaders to help drive forward the implementation of digital technology in the health service, a leading figure in NHS England has this week warned. In a statement, NHS England’s associate chief clinic...

Doctors call for alcohol pricing reform to cut £17bn NHS drinking cost

26.07.17: Doctors have this week called for the introduction of minimum unit pricing on alcohol in the UK after it was revealed that drink could kill 63,000 people and cost the NHS almost £17bn over the next five years. In findings released by...

Manchester mental health to be transformed by £134m fund

26.07.17: Health authorities in Manchester have this week launched an enormous £134m action plan to transform mental health care in the area. The investment aims to put mental health on a “equal footing” with physical health, as wel...

CQC registration cancelled in a third of GPs post-special measures

25.07.17: Nearly a third of GP practices to exit special measures last year were subsequently detached from the CQC, either by being deregistered by the inspectorate or cancelling by their own registration. In total, 155 GP practices entered CQC spec...

CQC chief: There’s a lot trusts can do to improve care without extra cash

25.07.17: Although more money would be welcome, the NHS can improve its care and standards by running more efficiently, the outgoing chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC has today said. Speaking too BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Professor S...

Unions warn of pay cap effect as vacancies skyrocket by 30% in two years

25.07.17: Warnings have been raised by a pair of major unions representing NHS workers after figures revealed worrying gaps in the health service workforce. Data released by NHS Digital showed that vacancies for full-time positions had grown from 23...

Data explosion and ageing population meet in the hospital

25.07.17: Eran David, chief technology officer of iMDsoft, talks about how current trends may affect healthcare trust operations in the future. It is breathtaking to read the statistics highlighting the sheer growth of data that is being captured glo...

A new approach to talent management

25.07.17: Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager, discuss the ongoing work to improve talent management and access to leadership development in the...

Get ready to do it all over again

25.07.17: NHE hears from Jim Mackey and Lord Carter of Coles about the ongoing efficiency challenge. At Confed17, Jim Mackey and Simon Stevens both commended the health sector for its efforts in the past 12 months to break even financially in 2016-17...

Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25.07.17: At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director responsible for NHS England’s strategy and policy, about the developments and direction of tra...

How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25.07.17: On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifically target the NHS, the impact on UK health services brought cyber security to the top of the nationa...

Most physicians ‘don’t feel valued’ by hospital they work in

24.07.17: Only one in four substantive consultant physicians in the UK feel valued by the hospital they work in, a survey conducted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has today warned. In April, researchers from the RCP and a number of other or...

Over 100 million patients facing week-long GP waits by 2022

24.07.17: Patients will wait longer than a week to see a GP or practice nurse more than 100 million times by 2022, doctors have today warned. Figures released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have shown that if current trends of increasing demand a...

NHSE to stop prescribing homeopathic treatments in £190m savings drive

24.07.17: A new action plan to reduce the amount of wasteful and ineffective drug prescriptions, which could save the health service over £190m a year, has been launched by NHS England. The scheme could see 18 treatments, including homeopathy a...

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their core.  And the Health Foundation’s... read more >

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Is it right to label antidepressants ‘a prescription for murder’?

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