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Coronavirus testing programme shows virus decline in June

07.08.20: Imperial College London’s large-scale study on coronavirus infection rates has shown a further decline in Covid-19 in late June and early July across England, according to the newly-published second report from the ongoing study. ...

Calls for further investment into community healthcare services

04.08.20: As community healthcare services continue to show their key role supporting hospitals from becoming overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing patients to receive care closer to or even within their own homes, the Community Netwo...

NHS set to roll out £160m ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer initiative

03.08.20: As part of a £160m initiative, the NHS will look to roll out and expand ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments which are safer for patients during the pandemic, the health service’s Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has annou...

New MoU agreement signed between CQC and NHS GIRFT

29.07.20: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the NHS Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme have a published a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to help ensure the best possible care is provided to people. GIRFT is a national...

Comprehensive flu programme to be rolled out this winter

24.07.20: More than 30 million people will receive the flu vaccination during this flu season as part of the most comprehensive flu programme in UK history, which is set to be rolled out this winter according to a government announcement. A significa...

University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begins next phase of trials

22.07.20: Researchers at the University of Oxford have begun recruiting for the next phase in human trials of a coronavirus vaccine in human volunteers. After the phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April, with more than 1,000 imm...

Northumbria University patient safety research receives global acclaim

22.07.20: Research being led by Northumbria University into patient safety in Europe has been highlighted in multiple award-winning papers, providing international acclaim for the project. The SLIPPS (Shared Learning from Practice to improve Patient...

Redesigning OPAT: Improved Capacity, Better Patient Care

20.07.20: Dr Mogjan H Sani, Director Medicines Optimisation, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Rebecca Alexander, Associate Chief Pharmacist Clinical Services, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Richard Cowan, Lead Antim...

RCGP: Comprehensive plan for handling winter pressures ‘vital’

14.07.20: With annual winter pressures and a potential second wave of the coronavirus risking coinciding, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has called for the establishing of a comprehensive plan of action. Across the NHS, according to a report by...

PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

10.07.20: Following the release of the findings from the latest GP Patient Survey, NHS Confederation’s PCN Network have stressed the importance of ensuring patients can access primary care offerings in a way which suits their individual needs. ...

NHS rolls out additional support for pregnant BAME women

29.06.20: After new analysis showed pregnant black women were eight times more likely and Asian women four times as likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, the NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant women of a Black, Asian and Ethnic...

Two billion items of PPE delivered to frontline workers

26.06.20: Since the beginning of the current coronavirus outbreak, two billion items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have now been successfully delivered to the NHS and social care staff across the UK, the government has announced. In the...

Finger on the Pulse: ‘PPE gowns made in the UK’

17.06.20: Throughout this coronavirus period, the topic of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the availability of supplies for our healthcare workers has dominated the headlines. Shortages have been reported up and down the country, while centrally t...

NHS Confederation: ‘Unseen impact’ of coronavirus revealed in data

12.06.20: NHS Confederation have warned about the potential unseen impacts of coronavirus on the population’s health which have been revealed in the latest NHS England performance figures, including significant backlog to treatments, delays in...

Covid-19 tests offered to care homes for over-65s or those with dementia

08.06.20: After a significant increase in testing capacity has been achieved, test kits have now been offered to every care home across England catering for over-65s or those with dementia. Kits have been delivered to all eligible care homes who need...

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Government commits £172m funding package for nursing apprentices

10/08/2020Government commits £172m funding package for nursing apprentices

A new government funding package worth up to £172m has been outlined to help double the number of nursing apprentices in England, as the he... more >
Interim Foundation Pharmacist programme launched by HEE

07/08/2020Interim Foundation Pharmacist programme launched by HEE

Health Education England (HEE) has launched its new education and training programme to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacist... more >
Additional funding will help Welsh NHS to mitigate Covid-19 impact

07/08/2020Additional funding will help Welsh NHS to mitigate Covid-19 impact

The Welsh NHS Confederation have welcomed an announcement of £800m additional funding for the Welsh NHS to help them respond to and mitigat... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Adopting intelligent automation technology in the health service

06/08/2020Adopting intelligent automation technology in the health service

Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer (Artificial Intelligence & Automation), East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust featured on Episode 11 of NHE’s Finger on the Pulse podcast.   “What I say to all the organisations I engage with is to forget the technology and come up with: Why do you want to do automa... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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 >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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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