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New £47bn construction framework launched for the NHS

07.09.20: Companies are being invited to tender for a new four-year £47bn developer-led framework launched to provide the NHS and public sector with a compliant procurement route to carry out vital expansion plans. Acting on behalf of Cumbria...

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT issues £12m works framework

27.08.20: An open opportunity contract notice has been issued by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB NHS) as part of a small and large value works framework agreement the trust is looking to establish later in the year. Covering...

NOE CPC launching £300m employee health and wellbeing framework

26.08.20: The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) has issued an open opportunity contract notice as it looks to establish a framework agreement for the provision of employee benefits for health, wealth and wellbeing. An in...

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT plans £200m national framework

25.08.20: Through its Commercial Procurement Services, the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has outlined plans to award a multi-supplier national framework agreement for the supply of water retail services, with an estimated value excludi...

NHS LPP look to establish £22m medical gas cylinders framework

25.08.20: NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) have published an open opportunity contract notice ahead of establishing a framework agreement for the supply and rental of medical gas cylinders and the provision of cylinder asset tracking systems. ...

NHS SBS launches £500m facilities management framework

19.08.20: A new £500m procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Ser...

New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12.08.20: A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations to purchase cost-effective IT solutions, potentially saving an estimated £75m. The Digital...

Open opportunity contract issued for Lloyd George records digitisation

04.08.20: NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) are looking to further their efforts to digitise patient records by launching an open opportunity contract, valued at up to £185m, for the provision of digitisation services of Lloyd George records. ...

NHS Supply Chain issues £2.7bn open future opportunity notice

16.07.20: In anticipation of the awarding of a framework next year, NHS Supply Chain has issued an open future opportunity for equipment and services around imaging, radiotherapy, endoscopy, ancillary devices and related goods. Listed at a value of &...

NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

09.07.20: A new procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to help facilitate the safe return of NHS and other public sector workers, assisting organisations in accessing technology which supports social distancing i...

RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

08.07.20: A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, allowing GPs to focus time and efforts to manage the aftermath of Covid-19 at a community level. ...

North Tees & Hartlepool achieves savings with medicines programmes

01.06.20: At a time when cost-saving was as crucial as ever in the NHS, the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust achieved more than double its medicines savings target, delivering the best value for the North Tees and Hartlepool region and the w...

NHS SBS helps support NHS efforts at home and abroad

17.04.20: Experts from the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) have been working around the clock to support the emergency response to coronavirus both at home and abroad, helping to equip the new NHS Nightingale hospitals here in the UK, as well...

NHS London Procurement Partnership working to support NHS

09.04.20: NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is one of a number of organisations and bodies diligently working behind the scenes to support our frontline NHS services to combat the demands of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. United wi...

NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03.04.20: In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced over £13bn of debt will be written off from the healthcare service. The debt...

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Partnership agreed to provide transformative response services

22/09/2020Partnership agreed to provide transformative response services

Steve Gates, Managing Director, Taking Care Taking Care, one of the largest digital monitoring services in the UK, has just won a new contra... more >
NHS Providers launches inclusive leadership drive

22/09/2020NHS Providers launches inclusive leadership drive

Inclusivity among NHS leadership is more important than ever before in the health service, with NHS Providers launching a new series of online pu... more >
UK secures £31m coronavirus funding from EU mobility package

22/09/2020UK secures £31m coronavirus funding from EU mobility package

The UK is to benefit from £31m in funding from the European Union to assist the UK’s coronavirus response. Secured through ... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at w... 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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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the excess death rate. It is important that we identify effective, supporti... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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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