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Major West Midlands council plans £1.6m in health service cuts

06.07.18: Cuts of up to £1.6m will be made over the next two financial years by Shropshire Council in an effort to meet savings targets. Approved by the Conservative-led council at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the plan was labelled as an &ld...

Lords peer and former Paralympic athlete renews call for £1bn cross-sector NHS investment

05.07.18: Regenerations schemes worth £1bn aiming to “save the NHS” has been reaffirmed by one of its leading advocates to take stress off the frontline of the health service. Head of UK Active and former Paralympic athlete Baroness...

NHS behind the pack in treating common causes of death and ‘no longer envy of the world’

26.06.18: The UK is falling behind other developed countries in its treating of common diseases and has fewer doctors, nurses, and clinical equipment than industry leaders, a report released today has claimed. Analysis from the Nuffield Trust and the...

Nine in ten believe NHS ‘at risk of collapse’ if funding stays same in next five years

21.06.18: A massive 87% of the population is concerned that the NHS could be “at risk of collapse” in the next five years if current levels of government funding continues, a new survey has found. A new study by the Independent Health Pro...

NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

18.06.18: NHS Digital has highlighted key statistics associated with the health care of people with learning disabilities to mark the start of Learning Disability Week. The figures, which reveal gaps in health, were first published by NHS Digital in...

Waits for NHS treatment highest in 10 years

15.06.18: Over half a million patients are waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment, new figures have revealed. NHS England’s ‘referral to treatment’ (RTT) statistics for April 2018, published today, show that 500,068 patients waite...

The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06.06.18: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular dise...

Government backs trust decision to redevelop A&E rather than build new hospital

05.06.18: The government has said a petition calling for a new A&E hospital to be built for Watford, Hemel Hempstead, and St Albans, as opposed to developing the current Watford General Hospital (WGH), is a “a matter for local determination,&rdq...

Breast cancer screening blunder affected up to 174,000 women

05.06.18: Around 174,000 women were affected by the breast cancer screening invitation error, a new government update has suggested. Last month Hunt announced an independent review into the scandal that saw thousands of women aged between 68 and 71 fail...

Participants of parkrun to don NHS attire to celebrate its 70th birthday

04.06.18: More than 85,000 people are expected to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday by taking part in a parkrun UK event this Saturday. The event, which is the first of its kind, is backed by double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes, and will...

Post-Carillion Birmingham hospital delays set to cost eight-figure sum, trust boss says

01.06.18: Delays on the building of a new Midlands hospital due to the downfall of Carillion could bring the total cost into eight figures, the boss of an NHS trust has said. Progress on the building of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick...

NHS England announces £10m cash boost to keep GPs

30.05.18: NHS England will introduce a new £10m fund in an effort to prevent GPs from leaving the profession. The fund, announced today part of an NHS England initiative to attract GPs to practices and recruit 2000 GPs into the workforce by 202...

NHSI and NHSE merger plans mark ‘profound shift’ in management – with potentially big risks

25.05.18: NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have announced plans to work closer together by establishing a new NHS Executive Group and an NHS Assembly, as well as aligning their current non-executive board committees – in a move that providers...

GPs rely on ‘opportunistic’ assessment for some conditions

22.05.18: The lack of an evidence-based screening programme for atrial fibrillation means that patients rely on GPs to “opportunistically check” a patient’s pulse, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has warned. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampa...

AI a ‘weapon’ against avoidable cancer deaths

21.05.18: Theresa May has called artificial intelligence (AI) a weapon in the fight against cancer. Speaking in Macclesfield yesterday, the prime minister challenged the NHS, AI sector and health charities to use data and AI to transform the diagnosis of...

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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

18/07/2018MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

A prominent member of Scottish Parliament has called on the government to “handcuff” doctors to continue working in the country. ... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18/07/2018As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it&r... more >
Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18/07/2018Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... 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 >

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