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NHS arthritis drugs could prevent secondary breast cancer

20.11.19: A report, funded by Breast Cancer Now, and carried out by teams at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield has discovered that by using drugs such as anakinra, which is used to treat arthritis, they could also prevent the gr...

London domiciliary care service rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

20.11.19: Home Instead Senior Care, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Dulwich, has been rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. The previous rating published in May 2017 was Good. Care Quality Commission said the service, which provides personal care...

Sudden hearing loss drug in development

20.11.19: UCLH researchers are developing a new drug for sudden-onset sensorineural hearing lost (SSNHL), an emergency condition where there is a rapid loss in inner ear, hearing usually in one ear. The SENS-401 drug which is being tested by biopharm...

Tackling skin cancer with personal photo record

20.11.19: The Skin Health Alliance have published results from survey of 245 dermatologists outlining that patients’ own photos play an important role in skin cancer self-monitoring. Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that more th...

Nursing the homeless back to health

19.11.19: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) are running drop-in clinics for the homeless at Maidstone Day Centre. The service comes after an approach by Maidstone Borough Council calling for a nurse-led clinic to support the health o...

Prostate cancer research injects £1.25m of funding to develop treatment

19.11.19: Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have awarded funding to Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Manchester to continue progressing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre for Excellence. With pr...

CE marking for antibiotic induced hearing loss test kit

18.11.19: A machine that tests infants for antibiotic induced hearing loss has received a European standard CE marking. CE marking is a certification mark that shows that a product conforms with health, safety, and environmental protection standards...

Ending social care crisis is a ‘critical priority’ for health leaders

18.11.19: UK health leaders are demanding an end to the neglect on social care, claiming NHS patient care is suffering as a result. The NHS Confederation leads the Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations and are calling for a su...

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...

Melanoma cancer treatment continuing to advance

14.11.19: Current treatments for the deadliest form of skin cancer melanoma could be improved by using approaches that terminate the ‘survival system’ of cancer cells according to a study published by Nature Communications today (Nov 14th). ...

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO...

Possible drop in life expectancy due to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s...

Alzheimer’s Research UK says political parties need to ‘face up to the challenge’

14.11.19: One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetimes, unless new treatments and preventions are developed. With this reality in mind, Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for all political parties to commit just 1% of...

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS...

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu...

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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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