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‘Pivotal moment’ in battle against HIV as PrEP trials to start in September

04.08.17: The pioneering HIV prevention drug PrEP will be trialled by NHS England from September, it was this week announced. The drug will be provided by the NHS through an initial three-year trial to around 10,000 people, in what is looking to be t...

A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04.08.17: Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharmacy that aims to transform patient care by making medicines safer and easier to take. Left to ri...

Brexit Alliance: Urgent agreement needed on key NHS priority areas

03.08.17: NHS patients stand to lose out if the government does not give issues like healthcare research and access to new medicines the attention they deserve when trying to untangle from the European Union, the Brexit Health Alliance has warned. Th...

Using EHRs to build an exciting research infrastructure

01.08.17: Dr Janet Valentine, director of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), and Dr Jennifer Quint, clinical senior lecturer in Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health at Imperial College London’s National Hear...

Vaccine storage must be priority

28.07.17: Ian Harbinson, marketing manager at Lec Medical, discusses the importance of effective vaccine storage. Vaccines cost the NHS approximately £200m a year. If each practice lost just one dose of Pediacel a month, that would equate to ov...

New £90m DH fund to help SMEs develop breakthrough medical innovations

17.07.17: An £86m package has been announced to fund UK firms to develop medical breakthroughs that could benefit the NHS. The pot will allow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test innovating technologies in the UK&rsquo...

ICO: Patient data transfer to Google DeepMind by trust deemed unlawful

03.07.17: The Royal Free NHS FT failed to comply with data protection laws when it provided the data about 1.6 million patients to Google DeepMind for the trial of an app, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has today ruled. The information h...

A pathway approach to developing and managing innovation

27.06.17: Gill Husband, lead for service improvement and innovation at the Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation at South Tees Hospital NHS FT, explains how taking a pathway approach is helping to unlock innovation and allowing people the space...

The now and the future of infection prediction

23.06.17: Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the University of Leeds, explains why the future of infection prevention is in smart buildings and real-time cont...

Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20.06.17: Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on the work and early outcomes. In October 2015, the national cancer vanguard – led by the Ch...

How technology can help cut the growing diabetes bill

16.06.17: Professor Mike Trenell, chief scientific officer at Changing Health and director of the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory, explains how technology can help cut the growing economic burden that diabetes poses on the he...

NICE to review quality of life measures across health and social care

14.06.17: A project to review the way that quality of life is measured across health and social care is being undertaken by NICE. The research project, called ‘Extending the QALY’, is being led by the School of Health and Related Research...

RCGP backs update to WHO essential medicines list

07.06.17: New advice on the use and prescribing of antibiotics to tackle common infections released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been welcomed by an influential group of UK doctors. Yesterday, WHO published new guidelines on medicines f...

Northern health organisations collaborate to drive medical innovation

06.06.17: Two major health organisations have today announced that they will collaborate to drive better innovation and understanding in medicine. The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (RCPE) will work with the Manchester Academic Health Science...

Patient care improved by strong links between UK-EU researchers

30.05.17: Retaining strong links between UK and EU researchers should be seen as a priority as the government heads into Brexit negotiations, a number of leading health organisations have today stated. It comes after the groups published a report, &l...

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their cor... read more >

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Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27/07/2017Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven’s recent announcement to ‘turbo-boost’ sustainability and transformation p... more >
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Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

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Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get ... more >
A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04/08/2017A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharma... more >
Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

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Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of ... more >
A community service

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Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the c... more >

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When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

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On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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