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Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19.09.18: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and prevention. A tech transformation is coming, according to the new health secretary. Matt Hancock...

Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19.09.18: Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the ex...

Progress for AI which could help in radiotherapy treatment

13.09.18: An artificial intelligence system which could help radiotherapy treatments for head and neck patients has shown promising early results. Clinicians and researchers from DeepMind Health and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) are work...

Government launches digital platform for NHS staff to share views

11.09.18: The secretary of state for health Matt Hancock has set out plans to give over three million health and care professionals in England the opportunity to share their views with the government. The new platform, ‘TalkHealthandCare,&rsquo...

Hancock sets up multiskilled HealthTech Advisory Board chaired by Ben Goldacre

07.09.18: Health and social care secretary has announced the creation of the HealthTech Advisory Board, to be chaired by Dr Ben Goldacre, which will report directly to Matt Hancock.  Reporting directly to the secretary of state, the aim of the a...

NHS IT systems ‘costing lives’: Hancock unveils £200m digital fund and five app trials

06.09.18: Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has described the NHS’s IT systems as “stuttering,” arguing that they are putting lives at risk and are in need of a serious upgrade. “It’s time to bring the health...

Health minister announces new code of conduct for data-driven technology within the NHS

05.09.18: Health minister James O’Shaughnessy has today announced a new code of conduct for data-driven technology, outlining the benefit it can bring to the NHS by improving patient care and freeing up clinicians’ time. Speaking at the H...

‘Much more robust’ trials needed before NHS fully embraces artificial intelligence, says RCP

03.09.18: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has issued recommendations for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to support doctors in providing patient care. Following a roundtable discussion between experts, the RCP has urged doctors to appra...

Landmark ‘citizens jury’ chooses location of new £11m hospital in NHS first

31.08.18: A citizens’ jury has decided on the location of a £11m community hospital in Gloucestershire. Some 18 jury members were selected to make the decision out of 218 people living in the Forest of Dean District at the end of July, wh...

NHS trusts lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

20.08.18: Almost 10,000 vital patient documents were either lost or stolen from 68 hospitals last year, according to a damning new report. Data compiled by thinktank Parliament Street found 9,132 instances of stolen or missing documents from trusts a...

Major hospital stalled by Carillion collapse will go ahead under government funding deal

16.08.18: The construction of a major Midlands hospital that had its future cast into doubt following the collapse of infrastructure giant Carillion has been given the go-ahead following further funding from the government and the local trust. The co...

NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

15.08.18: Plans to expand the ‘GP at Hand’ smartphone app outside of London have been blocked by NHS chiefs citing patient safety concerns. The app allows patients to speak directly to their GP and make appointments with a practice via th...

AHSNs: innovating the NHS

01.08.18: Professor Mike Hannay, chair of the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and managing director of the East Midlands AHSN, talks about innovation in the NHS and the role of his organisation. This year is a major milestone for our nation wi...

More than £10m on the way for new ambulance fleet

31.07.18: Over £10m has been committed to replace an entire fleet of 100 ambulances in Wales. The announcement by Welsh health secretary Vaughan Gething announced the funding of £10.23m to replace some of the ageing vehicles with new, mor...

Landmark citizens’ jury to vote on future of hospital location

31.07.18:  The future of the location of a £11m Gloucestershire hospital will be voted on by a ‘citizens’ jury’ for the first ever time. Locals will rule on whether Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will build a new...

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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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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the exciting prospects it might bring if we’re brave enough to seize the opportunities ahead. S... more >
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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and redu... more >
Social media's role in health

19/09/2018Social media's role in health

Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nurs... more >
Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and pr... more >
GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

Paul Charnley, director of IT and information at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT, discusses what his organisation has learnt from bein... more >

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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 >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

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

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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