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NHS launches ‘vital’ staff flu vaccination drive

16.09.20: Senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues across the health and care sectors to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, with the first vaccine deliveries due to start reaching local employers this week. The c...

Government urged to tackle public health investment shortfall

16.09.20: The Public Health Medicine Committee Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Peter English, has called on government to acknowledge the importance of public health, as seen during the coronavirus pandemic, and respond accordingly by d...

Northumbria NHS PPE factory produces two million gowns

15.09.20: An initiative set up by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which saw the trust establish its own PPE factory to produce gowns for frontline staff, has now produced more than two million items of protective clothing for the NHS. Us...

Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11.09.20: As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising awareness for the subject and having these conversations; as families, organisations and individuals. ...

Identification of Covid-19 risk groups to help guide treatment

10.09.20: Appropriate treatment pathways for coronavirus patients admitted to hospital are beginning to be refined after research data showed people were able to be divided into four distinct risk groups to better ensure the correct treatment was off...

UK must be ‘very cautious’ over rising coronavirus cases

08.09.20: Government ministers and experts have expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases recorded in the UK, calling for the public to “be very cautious”. On Monday, 2,948 new cases were recorded with Housing Sec...

Government deal for clear face masks to help people with hearing loss

07.09.20: Around 250,000 clear face masks are set to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to allow for better care to be provided to those who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate, whilst still ensuring staff and patients...

NHS to open new Lighthouse Lab to further boost lab capacity

04.09.20: Following the success of the UK’s network of diagnostic testing facilities, and to help further increase lab capacity ahead of winter, a new Lighthouse Lab is set to be opened by NHS Test and Trace in Loughborough by the end of September. ...

‘Life-changing’ plans to tackle £10bn a year condition come into effect

01.09.20: Diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10bn a year, with almost one in every 20 prescriptions written by GPs around the country being for diabetes treatment. To help combat the rising costs and health impacts of the condition, the NHS has la...

UK outlines new measures to support vaccine development

01.09.20: A raft of new measures have been charted out by the UK government to further support the safe future mass rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine, as efforts continue to save lives and bring the current coronavirus pandemic to an end. Improved a...

Covid-19 can signal a new deal with the public on health

28.08.20: Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers & Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Confederation The common enemy of coronavirus united the public side by side with the NHS in a way that many had not seen in their lifetimes and for...

Close to 300,000 people successfully reached by NHS Test and Trace

28.08.20: NHS Test and Trace has now reached almost 300,000 people according to the latest weekly statistics, which show the service as having managed to consistently reach the vast majority of individuals testing positive for coronavirus and their c...

NHS Property Services publishes Corporate Social Responsibility update

21.08.20: NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has published its first update to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, as part of continued efforts to improve the lives of patients and communities up and down the country. Launched in 2018...

Significant expansion of national testing study to offer new insights

19.08.20: As part of efforts to draw out new and further insights into coronavirus, a national infection survey being ran by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will expand from regularly testing 28,000 people per fortnight up to 150,000 people by Oc...

Government unveils its new National Institute for Health Protection

18.08.20: The UK Government has created its new National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP), which will start work immediately, with a single command structure to advance the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the ne...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... more >
New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17/09/2020New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announce... more >

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Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

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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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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown pathogen received the best possible care. But in doing so, many other health services were reduc... 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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... more >
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 >

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