Ambulance chief blasts A&E after 57 crews are delayed by more than an hour

22.11.17: A West Midland’s Ambulance Service (WMAS) official, Mark Docherty, has urged health chiefs in charge of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital to improve after delays marred ambulance operations. In a letter to Sandwell and West Birmingham...

Cutting through the fake news

22.11.17: In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, tells NHE’s Josh Mines how journalists should be looking to cut through the noi...

Realising the power of data

22.11.17: Nick Hirst, chief information officer at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, outlines how his organisation is adapting and developing to reach the ambitious goal of saving lives through data. As the...

Waterproofing the NHS workforce

22.11.17: With the NHS facing worker shortages, tight budgets and major recruitment issues, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, explains how organisations can go about retaining talented staff. Workforce shortages within the NHS have lo...

Troubled Southern Health FT admits guilt over another patient death

22.11.17: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has admitted guilt in court following the death of a patient in April 2012. Teresa Colvin died in Woodhaven Adult Mental Health Hospital at Calmore, Hampshire, after being found unconscious by staff. ...

Operation Barcode: selecting technology to succeed

22.11.17: The benefits of Scan4Safety have been widely reported as extremely encouraging, with over £700,000 of savings already identified by the six demonstrator sites – mostly as a result of asset-tracking applications that improve inventory...

Lung cancer operations reach record number as survival rates continue to rise

21.11.17: A report today from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has revealed that a record 98.1% of patients survived after 30 days of lung cancer operations since 2015. Almost 6,000 lung cancer operations took place in that period, with an addit...

GP numbers drop by 1,000 over the last year as pressure and funding concerns increase

21.11.17: GP numbers have fallen by around 1,200 in the last year despite the government’s pledge in 2015 to bring in another 5,000 practitioners. Official figures from NHS Digital show a 3.5% fall since September 2016 – from 34,495 full...

NHS overcharged over £34m for essential medicine

21.11.17: The NHS has been overcharged millions for an essential medication, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has declared. Last year the NHS spent over £34m on liothyronine tablets - a stark increase from the £600,000 it paid for...

Union members call on ambulance trust chief executive to resign

20.11.17: GMB members have called for the chief executive of the South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) to resign in an open letter. The letter, which has been sent by ambulance professionals working for SWAST, apologised to the community for pro...

Cross-party MPs call on government for long-term settlement for NHS

20.11.17: Calls for an NHS and Care Convention have the support of 90 MPs, including Tories. The MPs have collectively sent a letter to Theresa May and Philip Hammond pushing for a cross-party convention, to deliver a sustainable long-term settlement for...

Hammond dismissive of health organisations’ £4bn claim

20.11.17: Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected calls from health organisations for an additional £4bn in NHS funding. Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, Hammond said the heads of public services always predicted an ‘Armageddon&rsq...

‘Unequivocal cries for NHS funding’ in Budget as public back tax rises

17.11.17: Taxpayers across England, Scotland and Wales would be willing to pay more tax in order to fund the NHS, research has revealed. When surveyed, over half of respondents in all areas supported the move to higher taxes to support the NHS. The po...

Scottish NHS accused of deliberately leaving positions vacant to save cash

17.11.17: Some Scottish NHS bosses have reportedly been deliberately leaving key positions vacant to save money. Speaking to MSPs at Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee, Scotland’s public finance watchdog, Audit Scotland, said it was one of...

Stamped London health devolution deal to focus on NHS property sell-off

17.11.17: A deal to give London unprecedented devolved powers over health and care has been signed by officials today. The agreement includes calls for the NHS to sell off unused land and buildings in the capital and reinvest the money in community a...

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Waterproofing the NHS workforce

22/11/2017Waterproofing the NHS workforce

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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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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 mutual more > more last word articles >


Cutting through the fake news

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Heather Henry RN MBA, Queens nurse and chair of the New NHS Alliance looks into the issue of health inequality in the NHS. Health inequality is like the many-headed hydr... more >
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