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New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14.08.20: As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app with residents on the Isle of Wight and NHS Volunteer Responders across England. These trials wi...

Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14.08.20: Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which suggest as much as 6% of the population in England have already been infected with Covid-19 at some sta...

Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14.08.20: Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and their contacts, in line with the recognised metric of success for contact tracing services around the...

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12.08.20: Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this desc...

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...

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New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14/08/2020New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app w... more >
Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14/08/2020Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which sug... more >
Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14/08/2020Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and th... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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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