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‘Unique’ new programme to help trusts move towards STP structures

25.09.17: A major programme of work has been launched this week by NHS Providers to put support and a strong advocate in place for trusts moving to accountable care structures. The programme of support has been created to help leaders of trusts, sust...

Lessons learnt from PFI in the NHS

25.09.17: Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), dissects recent analysis of NHS Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes to ensure the health service doesn’t repeat the same mistakes. It’...

A hotbed of innovation

25.09.17: 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...

A hunger for innovation

25.09.17: Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – but argues that there is strong momentum across the sector to champion even further change. Thr...

Aligning innovation with ambition, capacity and access

25.09.17: Sir Andrew Dillon, chief executive of NICE, outlines how his organisation is changing to help position the UK as a world leader in life sciences. As demand grows and the pace and scale of medical innovation matches it, the health and care s...

NHS under pressure from rising compensation claims

25.09.17: A flawed civil litigation system threatens to undermine the ability of the NHS to fund patient care. The Medical Defence Union’s (MDU’s) professional services director, Dr Matthew Lee, assesses the situation and prescribes urgen...

Ear infections should not be treated with antibiotics, doctors advised

22.09.17: Common ear infections should no longer be treated using antibiotics, NICE has this week recommended. Publishing new draft guidance into the treatment of ear infections, NICE set out new ways that NHS professionals should treat common ear in...

NHS staff paid £3,800 less per year compared to 2010

22.09.17: Years of real-terms pay cuts have seen NHS workers earn on average £3,800 less than they would have if salary rises had kept up with inflation since 2010. Analysis by the GMB found that ambulance staff have been hit the worst by the c...

BMA finds ‘chronic shortage’ of doctors across key medical specialities

22.09.17: Patient safety is at risk due to a “chronic shortage” of doctors across a number of areas of medicine, the BMA has today warned. Figures obtained by the organisation through Freedom of Information requests showed that shockingly...

Patients raise concern at Dorset CCG service reshuffle

21.09.17: A reorganisation of hospitals services in Dorset has this week been agreed that will see beds cut and an A&E closed, leading to considerable patient outrage. Dorset CCG unveiled its recommendations for the area last week, which are targ...

GPs delivering good care despite huge demands, but performance ‘unsustainable’

21.09.17: Despite unprecedented demand and ongoing issues with its workforce, general practice is still managing to deliver good care to the majority of patients in England, the CQC has today reported. Releasing the most detailed analysis of general...

Almost all STP bodies reporting poor joint working

21.09.17: Significant concern has been raised about the progress of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) today as new research found that almost none of the footprints are achieving joint working between local government and health organi...

Stress of job leads 12% of paramedics to take sick days

20.09.17: Overworked paramedics and ambulance staff took 80,000 sick days last year due to the stress and high pressure of the job, it has been revealed. This means that in 2016-17, more than one in 10 (12%) of all ambulance staff were sick at some p...

Concern raised as spending on private ambulances soars by 22% in two years

20.09.17: The NHS spent £78m on private ambulances in 2016-17, which represents a rise of 22% over the past two years, new figures have revealed. Data collected by the Press Association found that the 10 ambulance trusts spent £64m on pri...

Doctors rue poor mental health funding as half of CCGs ready to cut budgets

20.09.17: Doctors have today slammed the government for failing to protect mental health funding as figures showed that 50% of CCGs are planning to reduce their proportional spend in this area during 2017-18. The figures, which were obtained through...

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Lessons learnt from PFI in the NHS

25/09/2017Lessons learnt from PFI in the NHS

Vivek Kotecha, research officer at the Centre for Health and the Public Int... more >
Aligning innovation with ambition, capacity and access

25/09/2017Aligning innovation with ambition, capacity and access

Sir Andrew Dillon, chief executive of NICE, outlines how his organisation i... 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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Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was charg more > more last word articles >

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A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017A hunger for innovation

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