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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...

Four new partnerships struck to deliver PPE to frontline staff

08.06.20: As part of the Government’s ‘Make’ initiative, four new partnerships have been struck to ramp up domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline healthcare staff during the current coronavir...

University of Liverpool produces 15,000 visors for local NHS staff

04.06.20: As part of a partnership with several major manufacturing companies, the University of Liverpool has produced more than 15,000 3D-printed protective visors for use by healthcare staff in local NHS trusts and partner organisations. Throughou...

Cancer care backlog to affect around 2.4 million people in the UK

03.06.20: New analysis published by Cancer Research UK has outlined as many as 2.4 million people in the UK have been affected by a backlog in cancer care, waiting for cancer screening, further tests or treatment. The current coronavirus outbrea...

Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

26.05.20: Local authorities are set to be supported by £300m government funding to work alongside local NHS providers and other stakeholders, as part of the new test and trace service in England for coronavirus. As part of the funding, each loc...

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...

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HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

08/07/2020HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the ... more >
RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

08/07/2020RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, al... more >
NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

08/07/2020NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

As part of efforts to return to normal service post-lockdown, efforts are being made to make many NHS Open Space rooms available to book once aga... 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’

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... 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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