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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...

NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02.04.20: Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, reiterated the...

Axe the fax: Bringing about the end of the outdated hospital machinery

02.03.20: Richard Kerr BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS is a Council Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and was Chair of the Commission on the Future of Surgery This article was first published in the NHE Jan/Feb 2020 edition It is less than two years s...

The 2020 Budget: A ‘decade of renewal’ for health?

02.03.20: Dr. Eleanor Roy, Health and Social Care Policy Manager, CIPFA The Budget is the opportunity for the government to follow through on its promises to turn the page on austerity and begin a ‘decade of renewal’ across the count...

NHS LPP: NHS procurement a different way

18.02.20: Managing Director of the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP), Michael Pace, spoke with NHE’s Matt Roberts about the organisation’s recent transformation. The NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is a non-profit...

First NHS trusts introduce NHS SBS’ The Edge4Health

16.01.20: A major new procurement platform developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), The Edge4Health, is being adopted by NHS trust staff across the UK for the first time. The cloud-based, consumer-style marketplace is aimed at delivering...

Offer NHS cancer screenings during lunch breaks to halt falling attendances, report recommends

16.10.19: Up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved if NHS screening programmes were offered in a wider variety of locations and times, according to recent findings by Prof Sir Mike Richards. Sir Richards, a former national cancer director and chief i...

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New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14/08/2020New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app w... more >
Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14/08/2020Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which sug... more >
Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14/08/2020Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and th... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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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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 >
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 >

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