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Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

13.08.20: Following a review by Public Health England (PHE) into the methodology used to calculate the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK, a new single, consistent measure has been agreed. The announcement comes as daily publication of data on ...

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12.08.20: Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this desc...

NHS Test and Trace service extending local authority partnerships

11.08.20: NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England are set to strengthen local contract tracing efforts through an extension of their partnership with local authorities, aiming to reach more people testing positive for coronavirus and their conta...

Long-term Covid-19 health impacts research study launched

10.08.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced one of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients. Backed by an award of £8.4m in funding by the...

Additional funding will help Welsh NHS to mitigate Covid-19 impact

07.08.20: The Welsh NHS Confederation have welcomed an announcement of £800m additional funding for the Welsh NHS to help them respond to and mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes, said: &ldq...

Coronavirus testing programme shows virus decline in June

07.08.20: Imperial College London’s large-scale study on coronavirus infection rates has shown a further decline in Covid-19 in late June and early July across England, according to the newly-published second report from the ongoing study. ...

New rapid coronavirus tests to be rolled out ahead of winter

03.08.20: Two new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from next week, able to detect Covid-19 and other winter viruses. The new tests, which are purportedly able to detect the viruses within just...

Improving population health: How trusts contribute to prevention

31.07.20: Leonora Volpe, Policy Advisor, NHS Providers The idea that the NHS should be involved in prevention is not a new one. However, in an environment of strained resources and widening health inequalities, with low investment in public serv...

Using data to improve population health in the NHS

27.07.20: Adam Mayer, Senior Manager, Qlik Times of crisis often create an environment for innovation to thrive. Indeed during the Covid-19 pandemic, most NHS trusts (84%) accelerated the development of new data analytics use cases that support front...

Fast online access planned into NHS weight loss programme

27.07.20: Those who at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will now be fast-tracked into a flagship NHS weight loss programme, Sir Simon Stevens announced. With clear evidence showing those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of...

Comprehensive flu programme to be rolled out this winter

24.07.20: More than 30 million people will receive the flu vaccination during this flu season as part of the most comprehensive flu programme in UK history, which is set to be rolled out this winter according to a government announcement. A significa...

Respiratory conditions: Reducing mortality rates and closing the gap on health inequalities

22.07.20: Jennifer Watts, Interim Programme Director for System Support and Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)   Respiratory disease affects 1 in 5 people and is the third biggest cause of death in En...

New powers and framework launched to contain coronavirus locally

20.07.20: The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new framework outlining how NHS Test and Trace will work in partnership with Public Health England, the NHS, local authorities and other local businesses and community partners to manage Co...

NHS Confederation: Test and trace improvements welcome, further to go still

17.07.20: NHS Confederation have responded to the latest statistics from NHS Test and Trace, showing an improvement in the number of people reached, welcoming the increase but warning there was still further progress to be made. Dr Layla McCay, a Dir...

Significant drop recorded in hospital admissions for heart attacks

15.07.20: New research from the University of Oxford, working in collaboration with NHS Digital and experts from a number of other universities, has shown admissions to hospital with heart attacks fell by 35% by the end of March, emphasising the significa...

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BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

13/08/2020BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

As coronavirus and the restrictions and measures which were taken to counteract it put an increased strain on people’s mental health, the B... more >
Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

13/08/2020Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

Work on a new state-of-the-art £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit, being built in partnerships between Leeds Co... more >
Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

13/08/2020Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

Following a review by Public Health England (PHE) into the methodology used to calculate the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK, a new single, c... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

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: ‘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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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

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 >

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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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