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‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

NHS Providers survey: Trust leaders lament lack of investment

30.08.19: Following the release of a new survey by NHS Providers, it has been found more than 160 NHS trust leaders believe the current climate of restricted capital funding poses a medium or high risk to patient safety, and could undermine plans to trans...

Portsmouth CCG leads NHS Digital electronic prescription upgrade

27.08.19: Portsmouth has become the first area in the country where prescriptions for all patients are able to be sent electronically. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been piloting the latest improvements to the Electronic...

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 freight service to ferry medicine to the UK from France. A £25m contract has been announced by government ministers for an ‘expre...

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...

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CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

15/10/2019CQC report finds care quality ‘improving’ but work still to be done

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published their annual State of Care report today (Oct 15) highlighting the overall quality of health and s... more >
Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

15/10/2019Understanding pay and improving workforce efficiency

Lee Edwards, IT director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), describes how the MySBSPay app has made it easier for NHS employees to view a... more >
NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

14/10/2019NHS to provide mental health outreach for rough sleepers

Towns and areas with ‘homeless hotspots’ are set to receive NHS investment in specialist mental health care. The NHS will provid... 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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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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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... 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 >
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 >

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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 >
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 >

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