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Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

20.09.18: Healthwatch England has appointed Sir Robert Francis QC as its new a chair, taking over from current chair Jane Mordue after her three-year tenure. Sir Robert is most well-known for leading a major inquiry into concerns of poor care and hig...

Plans to cut three acute stroke units unveiled amid ‘time of uncertainty’

18.09.18: The NHS system in Kent and Medway has today published its plans for three new specialist ‘hyper acute stroke units’ (HASUs) which are set to replace the six stroke facilities in the region. The proposals will see six stroke unit...

PHE chief executive Selbie on public health and care: ‘We cannot keep doing what we’ve always done’

07.09.18: The boss of Public Health England (PHE) outlined his thoughts behind social care and public health in the UK during an event yesterday, claiming that “we cannot keep doing what we’ve always done.” Speaking at Health Expo 2...

Deal struck for groundbreaking cancer treatment in ‘fastest funding approval in NHS history’

05.09.18: NHS England is to offer children a groundbreaking new cancer treatment after one of the fastest funding approvals in the history of the NHS. The cutting-edge personalised treatment for a form of childhood leukaemia cured 40% of late-stage l...

NHS trusts concerned about government ‘radio silence’ and potential shortage of drugs on no-deal Brexit

21.08.18: The UK’s departure from the European Union without a deal could lead to trusts around the country running out of vital medicines, health bosses have warned. A leaked email from NHS Providers to Conservative ministers, chief executive...

Population health for the 21st century

15.08.18: NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) chief executive David Hare discusses the themes covered at his organisation’s Confed18 panel debate on population health management and integrated care.  Population health management and integrated ca...

Record-high number of non-urgent patients awaiting op as July piles on pressure

10.08.18: The number of patients waiting over a year for non-urgent surgery across England has risen to its highest rate in more than six years, performance figures show. With 3,517 patients waiting for their operation, mounting demand and pressure o...

Hospitals in terror alert after suspicious packages sent to 25 trusts

03.08.18: Two men have been arrested after suspicious packages containing unidentified liquids were sent to hospitals across the country, police have said. Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 29-year-old man from Brent...

GP practices around UK to become ‘veteran friendly’

30.07.18: GPs across the country are signing up to become veteran friendly in a new NHS England scheme. Practices are able to qualify to veteran friendly status if they offer additional support for ex-servicemen and women who could fail additional ch...

Major West Midlands council plans £1.6m in health service cuts

06.07.18: Cuts of up to £1.6m will be made over the next two financial years by Shropshire Council in an effort to meet savings targets. Approved by the Conservative-led council at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the plan was labelled as an &ld...

Lords peer and former Paralympic athlete renews call for £1bn cross-sector NHS investment

05.07.18: Regenerations schemes worth £1bn aiming to “save the NHS” has been reaffirmed by one of its leading advocates to take stress off the frontline of the health service. Head of UK Active and former Paralympic athlete Baroness...

NHS behind the pack in treating common causes of death and ‘no longer envy of the world’

26.06.18: The UK is falling behind other developed countries in its treating of common diseases and has fewer doctors, nurses, and clinical equipment than industry leaders, a report released today has claimed. Analysis from the Nuffield Trust and the...

Nine in ten believe NHS ‘at risk of collapse’ if funding stays same in next five years

21.06.18: A massive 87% of the population is concerned that the NHS could be “at risk of collapse” in the next five years if current levels of government funding continues, a new survey has found. A new study by the Independent Health Pro...

NHS Digital launches Learning Disability Week

18.06.18: NHS Digital has highlighted key statistics associated with the health care of people with learning disabilities to mark the start of Learning Disability Week. The figures, which reveal gaps in health, were first published by NHS Digital in...

Waits for NHS treatment highest in 10 years

15.06.18: Over half a million patients are waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment, new figures have revealed. NHS England’s ‘referral to treatment’ (RTT) statistics for April 2018, published today, show that 500,068 patients waite...

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Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

20/09/2018Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

Scottish Borders Council has put forward plans for a single public authority in the region in a proposed submission to a local government review.... more >
Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

20/09/2018Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

Healthwatch England has appointed Sir Robert Francis QC as its new a chair, taking over from current chair Jane Mordue after her three-year tenur... more >
Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

20/09/2018Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

National health leaders need to invest time into developing appropriate legislation, reforming regulation, redesigning financial architectures an... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

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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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the exciting prospects it might bring if we’re brave enough to seize the opportunities ahead. S... more >
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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and redu... more >
Social media's role in health

19/09/2018Social media's role in health

Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nurs... more >
Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and pr... more >
GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

Paul Charnley, director of IT and information at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT, discusses what his organisation has learnt from bein... 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 >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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