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RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20.11.19: The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 General Election manifesto outlined how the next UK government needs to address the critical issues f...

Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

15.11.19: Front-line emergency services will have some pressure eased this festive period in Wigan town centre. A nightlight safety scheme will be piloted from Saturday 16th of November. The service will cover the King Street and Wallgate area and wi...

Dementia patients in Wales to benefit from cannula sleeves

12.11.19: Dementia cannula sleeves, devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia, have been issued to The Welsh Ambulance Service for the first time. The new sleeves are used to keep dementia patients from panicking and pulling needles fro...

NHS online training to reduce time spent in hospital

06.11.19: A collaboration between NHS England and Health Education England will help service and care staff to reduce hospital delays for patients. Today (Nov 6) the two organisations have launched ActNow, an e-learning tool to work on getting people...

Ethical approval for £2.8 million trial into preventing Group B Strep in new-born babies

01.11.19: Announced today by Nadine Dorries, the Health Minister, Group B Strep trial has been given the go ahead by the Health Research Authority in England and Health and Care Research in Wales. Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threat...

Tick-borne encephalitis has been detected in the UK for the first time

29.10.19: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBEV) has been found in the UK for the first time in ticks. The virus has been discovered as part of ongoing research by Public Health England and the Emerging and Zoonotic Infections National Institute for Health Resear...

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

22.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust an overall Outstanding rating for their services provided. This is the second time the trust has received this outstanding feedback, this time acros...

NHS supported resources launched to help older generations use digital

18.10.19: As we celebrate the twelfth annual Get Online Week, the largest digital inclusion campaign in the UK, the Good Things Foundation have published a new report outlining the positive impact that digital can have on older people. The evaluation...

Offer NHS cancer screenings during lunch breaks to halt falling attendances, report recommends

16.10.19: Up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved if NHS screening programmes were offered in a wider variety of locations and times, according to recent findings by Prof Sir Mike Richards. Sir Richards, a former national cancer director and chief i...

NHS taskforce aimed at young people’s mental health, learning disability and autism care

10.10.19: NHS Chief Simon Stevens has announced today (October 10) the setting up of a new taskforce to improve current specialist children and young people’s mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. This forms part of...

NHS to introduce support plan for whistle-blowers

09.10.19: NHS England members of staff who call to attention any malpractice will be supported through new dedicated system. If any doctor, nurse of NHS worker across the country was to raise the alarm on poor or unsafe practice within the NHS, they...

Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09.10.19: It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are mana...

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

Five million to be offered free flu jab by NHS

07.10.19: 5 million people across England will be offered a free flu vaccine this winter. In addition to this, every child in the UK will be offered the nasal spray. Three top medics have urged people who might be at risk of getting and spreading flu...

Mind calls for further GP training to better inform over mental health medication side effects

02.10.19: Mental health charity, Mind, have found in their annual survey that people are being prescribed medication for mental health issues without being told of the side effects. In response, the charity is calling for more mental health training...

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RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20/11/2019RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 G... more >
NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20/11/2019NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered th... more >
London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20/11/2019London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating publishe... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

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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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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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... 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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... 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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