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Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15.08.19: In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed train service to ferry medicine to the UK from France. A £25m contract has been announced by government ministers for an ‘express frei...

Hospitals set to receive £850m additional funding revealed

05.08.19: Prime minister Boris Johnson announced this weekend that there was to be a one-off £1.8bn capital investment made to hospitals in England. As part of that financial boost, 20 NHS trusts across England were set to receive their share o...

NHS Providers welcome capital investment announcement

05.08.19: NHS Providers have welcomed capital investment into the healthcare service, but have warned that to ensure long-term improvements can be delivered this funding must continue. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced over the weekend an a...

NHS SBS: Insourcing in the NHS

02.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   Phil Davies, procurement director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), explains how insourcing clinical services is one way NHS hospitals are looking to meet growing patient demand and red...

NHS set to open new distribution centre in Suffolk

15.07.19: A vast new NHS warehouse and distribution centre is set to be opened in Suffolk, serving East Anglia and the South East and storing everything from bandages to surgical equipment. The warehouse, located on the Suffolk Park complex in Bury S...

Health Secretary launches trial payment system for new antibiotics

09.07.19: Health secretary Matt Hancock has officially launched the trial of a world-first subscription-style payment system for pharmaceutical companies to incentivise the creation of new antibiotics. The new programme is aimed at encouraging d...

Sacha Yoga Life can help to stretch NHS budgets further

21.06.19: Today, the day of the summer solstice, is also the International Day of Yoga. It’s easy to see why 21 June would be chosen to celebrate this ancient, spiritual practice, given that the solstice has been revered as a spiritual, mystical event...

Getting it right for Personal Health Budgets

04.06.19: Claudia Martínez, research manager at Reform, recently co-authored a report on personal budgets in public services. Here, she outlines the things commissioners must consider when implementing Personal Health Budgets (PHBs). The NHS e...

NHS Counter Fraud: Who cares about ISO 17025:2005?

03.06.19: We do, writes Nikki Crook, technical lead of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Forensic Computing Unit (FCU). I work for the NHSCFA, which is leading the fight against NHS fraud at the national level. Our dedicated FCU suppor...

Cannabis on trial

30.05.19: How will the NHS conduct accurate trials of cannabis-based medicinal products when everyone has already tried cannabis? Dr David Horn, medical director at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, reports. Until November 2018, cannabis was a Sched...

Mid Yorks Hospitals NHS Trust: Our improvement journey

28.05.19: Chief executive of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Martin Barkley, writes for NHE to guide us through his trust’s improvement journey. It’s arguably a hackneyed phrase in the NHS, but Mid Yorkshire really has been on a si...

Pharmaceutical firms accused of illegally colluding to drive up drug prices, ‘costing the NHS millions’

24.05.19: Four pharmaceutical firms have been accused of illegally colluding to restrict the supply of an anti-nausea tablet, drastically driving up prices by 700%, the competition watchdog has alleged. Between December 2013 and December 2017, the co...

London trust and CCG to appoint first joint leader in new shared working plans

15.05.19: A London trust and CCG have published new plans to increase the level of joint working between Croydon’s NHS services by appointing a new single joint leader. Croydon Health Services Trust and Croydon CCG have announced their ambition...

NHS lost £212m from prescription fraud last year whilst 1.7m people wrongly fined, NAO finds

15.05.19: Around 1.7 million fines have been wrongly handed out to patients and then overturned in the last five years, whilst the NHS also lost £212m last year due to wrongly claimed exemptions, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The n...

NHS set to launch global recruitment strategy to bring in thousands of foreign nurses

07.05.19: The NHS is set to begin a global recruitment drive to recruit tens of thousands of foreign nurses over the next five years in a bid to fill a void of 40,000 skilled workers. According to the staffing strategy, seen by The Times, NHS Improve...

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UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

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University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Comm... more >
Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15/08/2019Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed train service to ferry medicine to the UK from Fran... more >
Improving commercial contract research  in the NHS

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Clare Morgan, research delivery director at the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), looks at w... 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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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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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Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... more >
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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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... 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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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 >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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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 >
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In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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