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New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17.09.20: Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announcement of the two new labs follows previous plans to also establish testing facilities in Newport and...

Need for tech to reduce medication error and improve patient safety

17.09.20: Words provided by Omnicell, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Omnicell UK & Ireland, a leading provider of automated healthcare and medication adherence solutions, hosted a health summit on the eve of World Patient Safet...

RCN: Failure to address nursing shortages puts patients at risk

17.09.20: As healthcare providers mark World Patient Safety Day, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued a stark warning that without urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system, patients and staff are be...

Psychological safety in a world of Covid-19

17.09.20: Catherine Harrison, Policy Advisor, NHS Providers As we move into winter amid the prospect of a second wave of Covid-19, the focus on health and care workers’ wellbeing and safety in the run up to this year’s World Patient Safet...

Current testing shortages put NHS service recovery at risk

15.09.20: Leaders of NHS trusts and bodies across the country have expressed concerns over the impact of current testing shortages on NHS service recovery and winter preparation efforts. NHS staff absences have started to increase notably in parts of...

Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11.09.20: As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising awareness for the subject and having these conversations; as families, organisations and individuals. ...

Identification of Covid-19 risk groups to help guide treatment

10.09.20: Appropriate treatment pathways for coronavirus patients admitted to hospital are beginning to be refined after research data showed people were able to be divided into four distinct risk groups to better ensure the correct treatment was off...

Calls for greater access to rapid patient testing for GPs

08.09.20: The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has stressed the importance of GPs having rapid access to testing results for patients, as newly-released research highlights the role general practice is playing during the coronavirus pandemic. Release...

Government deal for clear face masks to help people with hearing loss

07.09.20: Around 250,000 clear face masks are set to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to allow for better care to be provided to those who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate, whilst still ensuring staff and patients...

New service established to provide personal specialised stroke care

02.09.20: Hundreds of NHS stroke patients have been able to access personal, specialised care following the establishing of a new service, through a partnership between the NHS and the Stroke Association, set up during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

East of England Ambulance Service handed £5m digital funding boost

20.08.20: A £5m funding boost has been awarded to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to drive digital transformation projects within the trust, aiming at further improving the safety and quality of the care which staff are able...

Thousands of cancer patients helped by home deliveries

17.08.20: Up to 10,000 chemotherapy home deliveries have been made over three months at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring thousands of cancer patients could more safely receive treatment. The scheme, which saw NHS staff – incl...

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...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... more >
New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17/09/2020New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announce... 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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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown pathogen received the best possible care. But in doing so, many other health services were reduc... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... more >
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 >

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