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Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03.04.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to carry out 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by the end of the month. As part of the new five-p...

Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03.04.20: Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The advanced funding injection form the Department of H...

Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01.04.20: Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positi...

Zappshelter: ‘It’s about supporting the country in a time of need’

31.03.20: [Sponsored Content] In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, workforces have seen a need to keep people separated on sites, with specialist shelter provider Zappshelter having produced an innovative product designed to assist thei...

NHS Business Services Authority: ‘We are the NHS supporting the NHS’

31.03.20: With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak demanding significant time and care from the NHS, it has become vitally important for all aspects of the health and care industry to support one another and contribute to the collective effort. Having o...

NHS to open two more new hospitals to support coronavirus efforts

30.03.20: Two new additional NHS Nightingale hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more coronavirus patients, according to NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens. The two new sites, based at Birmingham’s N...

DHSC doing ‘everything it can’ to secure access to medicines

25.03.20: As the UK continues to battle against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, there continues to be a real need to ensure that medicines supply chains are maintained to their most efficient levels possible. Continued access to safe and effective...

NPA Chief Executive: Praise for pharmacists welcomed

25.03.20: After Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a point of publicly thanking “those who usually don’t get mentioned, including pharmacists” the Chief Executive of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), Mark Lyonette, welcomed the pr...

Health Secretary unveils NHS Nightingale field hospital in London

25.03.20: East London’s ExCeL Centre is set to be turned into a makeshift NHS field hospital, dubbed NHS Nightingale, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The exhibition space, which is more accust...

NHS England to undertake CCG powers to support coronavirus efforts

24.03.20: Following the publication of a national directive by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England has been legally directed to take on extensive powers typically held by clinical commissioning groups to support efforts in tackling the o...

Projects awarded £10.5m to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

23.03.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has began funding the first round of six new projects to the tune of £10.5m, as the UK government looks to speed up testing of a vaccine, development of new therapies and improving our understanding of how...

Armed Forces to help deliver PPE to frontline NHS staff

23.03.20: Concerns over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS staff are looking to be alleviated as the Armed Forces will begin assisting in delivering the vital preventative equipment to health workers battling the coronaviru...

How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

20.03.20: Indie Dhariwal, Wellbeing Facilitator at Living Well Taking Control Living with a chronic condition puts huge pressure on both the body and mind. Not only can it prevent patients from doing activities they used to enjoy, but in many ca...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society welcomes NHS England plans

18.03.20: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has responded to NHS England’s letter sent out to hospitals and healthcare institutions, outlining further support for primary care workers such as pharmacists. Chair of the RPS in Engl...

Up to 30,000 beds to be freed up as non-urgent operations postponed

17.03.20: All non-urgent operations in England are set to be postponed from April 15, 2020 in an effort to free up 30,000 beds to help tackle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to NHS England. The emergency policy will be in place for at lea...

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NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03/04/2020NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock h... more >
Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03/04/2020Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to c... more >
Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03/04/2020Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service d... 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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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical profession is often overstretched, with too many resources... 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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