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South Central Ambulance Service supporting Public Hearts Scheme

17.02.20: South Central Ambulance Service has supported the launch of the Public Hearts Scheme in Reading, aimed at improving public access to life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Founded in 2017 at Gloucestershire Constabulary by PC...

Strengthened legal powers to bolster coronavirus protections

10.02.20: Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced strengthened legal powers to bolster protections against the coronavirus outbreak for people in England. The regulations have been put in place by the government with immediate effect and impose r...

St John Ambulance joins the Independent Ambulance Association

06.02.20: St John Ambulance have become the latest addition to the Independent Ambulance Association (IAA), having passed all the necessary vetting for membership – including requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC assess...

NHS Blood and Transplant: Pass it on

06.02.20: Source: NHE Jan/Feb 20 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is continuing to ramp up its awareness campaign on the forthcoming law change around organ donation in England, targeting leaders and influencers in the NHS. The new legislation &...

NHS Wales and ABPI launch new collaborative toolkit

06.02.20: The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Cymru Wales has partnered with the Welsh NHS Confederation to launch a new toolkit to promote the pharmaceutical industry and NHS Wales working together for patients. The toolki...

ICL study shows benefits of tailor-made vaccines

04.02.20: A study carried out by Wellcome Sanger Institute, Simon Fraser University and Imperial College London has revealed tailor-made vaccines could greatly reduce rate of infection among disease-causing bacterium. The study published in Nature Mi...

RCN launches independent governance review

04.02.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has started an independent review of its internal decision-making process and governance. The review will be led by the Centre for Public Scrutiny and was called by members during RCN Congress in 2019 foll...

Emergency crews and patients to benefit from new POD facility

04.02.20: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has introduced a new POD facility to reduce waiting times for patients who arrive by ambulance. The POD (Patient Offload Department) has been installed outside the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Emergency De...

Review of gender identity services for young people welcomed by RCPCH

03.02.20: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has responded to NHS England’s review of gender identity development services. The review of services comes after NHS England put in place a new service specification for gender identi...

New LGA report calls on government support for children’s mental health

03.02.20: The Local Government Association has today (Jan 3) published a new report highlighting how local authorities can support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The report by Isos Partnership and commissione...

£20m for combating coronavirus and other infectious diseases

03.02.20: Today (Feb 3) the Government has pledged £20m to advance new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, among concerns over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. Health Secretary Matt Hancock visited Public Health E...

Cardiac arrests survival rates reach all time high

30.01.20: Figures published today (Jan 30) by London Ambulance Service show people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital has reached its highest level of 10.8 per cent, twice the rate it was a decade ago. Additionally, when a Pu...

Protective cells could diminish risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

30.01.20: Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have found protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and UCL have found tha...

Greener NHS campaign launched to fight ‘health emergency’

27.01.20: The NHS has launched a campaign (Jan 25) to increase action taken on the climate ‘health emergency’ in 2020, aiming to prevent illness, relieve pressure on A&Es and save tens of thousands of lives in the UK. It comes after t...

Funding announced for more Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals

24.01.20: A total of £500,000 has been made available to 10 trusts across England today to start work on 16 new facilities, with an additional £1.5 million available to bid for. Thousands of severely disabled people will benefit from the...

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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’

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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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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

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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

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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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... 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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