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One in 10 patients missed more than two GP appointments in three years

05.12.17: Patients who miss GP appointments are more likely to be from lower socio-economic backgrounds and facing considerable financial pressure, a new study has found. The report, published in the Lancet, analysed over half a million patients and more...

BMA: Immigration centres cannot meet needs of asylum seekers

05.12.17: Those who have not been convicted of a crime should only be detained as a “last resort,” measure a new report has argued. The BMA’s report on health and human rights in immigration detention, ‘Locked up, locked out,&rsqu...

King’s Fund: Sector must grow beyond integrated care as STPs ‘only part of the journey’

30.11.17: An expert from the King’s Fund has this week warned that integrated care systems like sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) are only “part of the journey” that local government and NHS organisations have to take...

Responsible antibiotics use could halve number of people with drug-resistant infections

13.11.17: Good management of antibiotics in hospitals could reduce the number of drug-resistant diseases affecting patients. Research, published in The Lancet, has found antibiotic stewardship programmes can reduce the number of hospital infections c...

Join Jeremy Hunt to consider the health and economic benefits of health creation

06.11.17: The New NHS Alliance (NNHSA) has announced that Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, will be a Keynote Speaker at its 2017 Action Summit being held at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 6 December 2017. NHE is a media partner at the ev...

Twice as many under-10s in hospital with tooth decay than broken arms

31.10.17: There are a huge number of children in England going to hospital for tooth decay – twice the number being admitted for broken arms, in fact. There were 34,000 cases of children under the age of 10 needing treatment in hospital as a re...

NHS Providers: Public health crucial to success of accountable care models

26.10.17: Public health being promoted and improved will be crucial as NHS bodies move towards accountable care, a new report released today by NHS Providers has argued. The report, ‘Public health: everyones’ business?’ is part of the...

BMA: Welsh minimum price alcohol bill will save lives

24.10.17: The introduction of a law to set a minimum price for units of alcohol in Wales has been welcomed by doctors. The legislation, which is currently being discussed by the Welsh Government, would see each unit of alcohol given a 50p minimum cos...

Nearly a quarter of reception children in England overweight

20.10.17: Nearly a quarter of school children in reception classes in England are overweight – and the figure goes up to almost a third by year six. A study from the NHS Digital’s National Child Measurement Programme found that the preval...

Londoner avoids prison for possession of nearly £500,000 in unlicensed medicines

17.10.17: A London man who was in possession of more than 209,000 unlicensed medicines worth upwards of £471,000 has been given a suspended sentence. Kim-Andre Frantzen, of Kenley, South London, received nine months in prison, suspended for 18...

NHS England cracks down on sale of unhealthy foods in hospitals

16.10.17: NHS England has today told hospitals to stop selling super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of high-sugar snacks in its latest measure to promote healthy living in hospitals. Following the announcement that sugary drinks woul...

RCN warns of risk to children as school nurse numbers plummet

25.08.17: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has today warned that children with asthma, epilepsy and diabetes are being put seriously at risk as schools are increasingly having to lose their resident nurse. Due to the accelerating rate of nurses lea...

One in four GPs unaware of national public activity assessment tools

15.08.17: The majority of GPs in England are unfamiliar with national Physical Activity (PA) guidelines and are not comfortable advising patients on how much exercise they should be doing. A study in the British Medical Journal surveyed more than 1,0...

Improving care at the touch of a screen

08.08.17: When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Josh Mines talks to the University of Stirling’s Lesley Palmer about how a new app aims to improv...

Doctors call for alcohol pricing reform to cut £17bn NHS drinking cost

26.07.17: Doctors have this week called for the introduction of minimum unit pricing on alcohol in the UK after it was revealed that drink could kill 63,000 people and cost the NHS almost £17bn over the next five years. In findings released by...

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Winter pressures mounting as A&E attendances creep up by 4.4%

14/12/2017Winter pressures mounting as A&E attendances creep up by 4.4%

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Kent trust appoints NHSI director as new chief executive

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust has appointed Miles Scott as its new chief executive. Scott joins the trust from his position ... more >
CCGs must move towards strategic commissioning to improve local care

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CCGs in the UK should move towards strategic commissioning if the healthcare system is to embrace a move toward integrated local care, claims a n... 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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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

Terry John, co-chair of the BMA & BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group and chair of the union’s international committee, talks about a brilliant initiative that is proving mut... more > more last word articles >

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Ten lessons to support new care models locally

29/11/2017Ten lessons to support new care models locally

Anna Starling, policy fellow at the Health Foundation, offers the top 10 lessons for local leaders seeking to make systematic improvements across services, all based on first-hand accounts from vanguard officials. Redesigning health and social care services across traditional boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments, ... more >
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Strategic investment planning

13/12/2017Strategic investment planning

Paul Turton, head of solutions development at NHS Supply Chain, looks at how trusts can unlock investment in medical equipment to alleviate finan... more >
A fight worth fighting

13/12/2017A fight worth fighting

Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe me... more >
Developing a wellness workforce

13/12/2017Developing a wellness workforce

The entire health and care sector needs to come together to prepare for a shift towards health creation, writes Merron Simpson, chief executive o... more >
The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

13/12/2017The future of the nursing workforce: what next?

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), argues that the evidence of the importance of prioriti... more >


Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >

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