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Housing association freeing up bed space to help ease NHS pressures

21.05.20: Words provided by Home Group, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive One of the UK’s largest housing associations has freed up essential bed space within its portfolio in-order-to ease bed pressure on the NHS. Home Gro...

Health Foundation: 'Ramifications to young people’s longer-term health’

21.05.20: Based on a report by the Resolution Foundation, the Health Foundation have warned of potential impacts on the longer-term health outcomes of different age groups, and in particular young people, as a result of the current coronavirus outbre...

CQC publishes its first insight document into Covid-19 pressures

20.05.20: In order to help share insight, ask key questions and encourage collaboration throughout the UK health sector, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the first of its insight document into pressures caused by the current coronaviru...

NHS Providers: Improvements still needed to testing regime

19.05.20: Following a statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, praising England’s testing capabilities and extending the offer of coronavirus testing to anyone over the age of 5 with symptoms, NHS Provider...

Diversifying to meet a demand: One business' response to PPE shortages

18.05.20: As Covid-19 demands innovation from all businesses, Matt Parker looked to diversify his Beyondsome brand to support the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) which had been struggling with supply chain challenges during the outbreak. He...

Government launches major long-term study of coronavirus immunity

18.05.20: As many as 20,000 people are looking to be recruited as part of a major new government-funded study to further track and understand the spread of coronavirus in the general population across England, Scotland and Wales. The research is...

NHS turns to artificial intelligence to speed up stroke care

15.05.20: As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, it is vitally important that other non-Covid-19 conditions still receive the care they need. In just one such example, NHS staff across the country have been working above a...

Healthcare workers’ comfort top of agenda for Tecman in PPE investment

15.05.20: Words provided by Tecman, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive While many businesses have struggled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tecman Advanced Material Engineers saw an opportunity to adapt in response to the cr...

New industry deal to manufacture 70 million face masks agreed

15.05.20: As the UK government continues its efforts to minimise shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line NHS and social care staff, a new industry partnership has been agreed by Government to manufacture more than 70 million face m...

Five key areas identified ahead of restarting NHS services

14.05.20: A joint letter from the Health Foundation, The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust has been delivered to the Health and Social Care Select Committee identifying five key aspects which need addressed ahead of their evidence session on delivering...

PPP Taking Care become first Which? Approved Personal Alarm Service

13.05.20: Words provided by PPP Taking Care, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive In the current climate, it is critical that the elderly and vulnerable can be certain that the services they purchase are reliable, resilient and trustwort...

Government launches new portal for care home coronavirus testing

12.05.20: With all care home staff and residents now eligible for testing, with a priority given to those in homes looking after residents over 65 years of age, a new online portal has been launched to streamline the process of arranging coronavirus test...

Plastics manufacturer focused on adaptable, reusable PPE for NHS

12.05.20: Words provided by ICL Tech Ltd, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive As the scale of the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, UK plastics manufacturer ICL Tech Ltd joined an army of businesses repurposing their operations to help serve an...

NHS Confederation: ‘Not the moment to throw away the gains made’

11.05.20: As Prime Minister Boris Johnson guided the country into its newest stage of coronavirus lockdown, with the message of ‘Stay Home’ transitioning into ‘Stay Alert’, the calls for care and vigilance remained vocal. ...

Business partnerships create millions more items of PPE for frontline staff

11.05.20: Millions of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) are to be received over the coming months for NHS and social care staff across the UK battling the coronavirus outbreak, courtesy of new collaborations agreed between Government and m...

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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 e... read more >

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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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