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NHS trusts, councils and police to tackle serious crime under ‘public health duty’

15.07.19: NHS trusts, local authorities and police forces will all be required to work together to tackle serious violence under the new ‘public health duty’. Unveiled by home secretary Sajid Javid in response to a sharp spike in kni...

HM The Queen officially opens Royal Papworth Hospital

09.07.19: Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge today (9 July). During her visit, HM The Queen met with staff and patients and was shown some of the state-of-the-art facilities at the leadi...

RCGP welcomes HPV vaccine roll-out to Year 8 boys in September

09.07.19: Chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, has welcomed the announcement that the HPV vaccine will now be given to Year 8 boys from September in further efforts to protect against the virus. Health offici...

Great Western Hospitals exceed national targets for sepsis treatment

08.07.19: Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has hit national targets in the timely identification and treatment of sepsis in its Emergency Department and other areas of the hospital. There is a national target that requires all sepsis pati...

Peers call for NHS-style free social care system and an extra £8bn to tackle funding crisis

04.07.19: The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has challenged the two Tory leadership candidates to create an NHS-style free service in response to rapidly rising demand in social care. Peers including former Conservative and Labour chancell...

NICE endorses UK Sepsis Trust’s screening and action tools

04.07.19: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed the screening and action tools created by the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST). Director of the system engagement programme at NICE, Nicola Bent said: “UKST’s...

NHS England pledges funding rise for children's hospices to £25m a year

04.07.19: Funding for children's hospices is set to rise to £25m a year, NHS England has pledged as part of the Long Term Plan. Currently NHS England's hospice grant plan provides £12m a year for children's hospices, helping to provide ca...

Myeloma UK report supports better integration of patient voice

02.07.19: Myeloma UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a report supporting better integration of patient preference data in health technology assessments (HTAs). The report was the culmination of a re...

London is a world leader in reducing HIV according to public health experts

01.07.19: London is now a world leader in reducing HIV according to the public health experts behind the capital’s new summer prevention campaign. The latest Do It London campaign – run by the city’s boroughs as part of the London H...

Councils failing to meet dementia care targets, reveals Healthwatch England

01.07.19: Healthwatch England have published new data showing councils are struggling to meet key targets for dementia care. Under the Care Act, which came into force in April 2015, councils must ensure that their social care services are respon...

NHS Clinical Commissioners respond to NHS Implementation Framework

28.06.19: The membership organisation for clinical commissioners, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), have responded positively to the new NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework. The paper, which outlines a ten-year strategy of improvement for t...

Health, social care and digitalising the NHS: Health Plus Care 2019 review

27.06.19: It’s only been a year since the last Health Plus Care, the largest annual integrated healthcare event in the UK, but in London this week it was clear just how much had changed over the last 12 months. As thousands descended on the ExC...

Centre for Medicinal Cannabis survey finds six million adults used CBD in UK

27.06.19: The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has called on politicians, policy-makers, regulators, producers and retailers to play their part to achieve the shared goal of a UK CBD sector that is innovative, responsible and high-quality, delivering b...

BAOMS praise HPV vaccination study

26.06.19: The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has welcomed new study findings from the two-year Cancer Research study in Scotland that the HPV vaccination for boys may substantially reduce head and neck cancer. BAOMS ha...

NHS Property debt nearly triples in 4 years, says report

26.06.19: A report by the National Audit Office shows that debt has tripled in NHS Property Services, with the service struggling to retrieve outstanding rent. The NAO claims that the service lacks the powers the ensure tenants sign rental agreements...

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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

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NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspec... more >

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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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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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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

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Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... more >
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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 >
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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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 >
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 >

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