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Stop intervening to speed up birth unless real risks involved, says WHO

16.02.18: Medical staff and midwives should not intervene to speed up a woman’s labour unless there are real risks of complications, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). New guidance from the WHO overturns decades of previou...

RCN launches member survey on decriminalisation of abortions

16.02.18: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a UK-wide survey, quizzing its members for their views on decriminalising abortions. The online survey, which runs until Sunday 18 March 2018, will help the RCN to form a position on the issue...

CQC finds improvements at troubled Somerset hospital

16.02.18: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found improvements at a troubled hospital in Weston-super-Mare following an inspection last year that rated it as Inadequate. A focused inspection by the CQC showed Weston General Hospital’s A&...

Gender pay gap: Top women doctors earn thousands less than men

16.02.18: A gender pay gap amongst the highest ranks of NHS doctors sees top females earning an average £14,000 a year less than their male colleagues. Just five out of the 100 top-earning NHS consultants in England are female, despite women ma...

Latest GP workforce figures ‘very disappointing’, says RCGP

15.02.18: The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has said that the latest GP workforce figures are “very disappointing” after it was revealed that numbers were down towards the end of 2017. NHS Digital figures released today show the number of f...

Charity puts £45m investment into cancer clinical trials

15.02.18: Cancer Research UK has announced a £45m investment into clinical trials. It will be one of the charity’s biggest investments to date and will be used to find cures for hard to treat types of cancer. Over the next five...

Lawyers face cap on costs in NHS clinical negligence cases

15.02.18: The government is to cap the costs that lawyers can recover in clinical negligence cases. The fixed recoverable costs scheme will be applied to all cases up to £25,000 and a working group will be put together to establish how the cap...

Carillion collapse: Serco makes £18m discount on NHS contracts

14.02.18: Public service giant Serco announced today that it will be taking over 15 healthcare contracts across the UK at a £20m discount after Carillion went into liquidation last month. Initially the contracts were thought to have been worth...

Hospital could be demolished to make way for £40m health and wellbeing campus

14.02.18: Halton Hospital in Cheshire could be demolished amid government plans to construct a new health and wellbeing campus on the site. Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS FT revealed details of the programme, which would see the nearby Cheshire...

Doctors repeat demand for clarity around EU visas post-Brexit

14.02.18: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has welcomed calls for further clarity on immigration following a Home Affairs Committee report published today. The report recommended a review into tier two visas and criticised the lack of detail and...

CQC begins search for ‘someone exceptional’ to replace Behan

14.02.18: The CQC has started its hunt for a new CEO this week to replace outgoing boss Sir David Behan, who is leaving his position after six years. The regulator says the successful choice will be someone who has a track record of driving change as...

Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

14.02.18: Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM), outlines what the coming year holds for the organisation. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the NHS, IHEEM – founded in 194...

Data saves lives

14.02.18: Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improving care for patients by linking services together more effectively. Imagine a health service tha...

Hard to be optimistic

14.02.18: 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...

The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

14.02.18: Jane Rintoul, director of strategy and policy and programme director for maternity investigations at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), explains more about the organisation’s independent approach to improving maternity safe...

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Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

14/02/2018Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

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The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

14/02/2018The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

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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

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 more > more last word articles >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

09/02/2018Trusts recognise the value of the GIRFT programme – but it must remain ‘quality first’

Cassandra Cameron, policy advisor at NHS Providers, says trusts must be given constructive support – without fear of failure – in order for the Getting It Right Fi... more >
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