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Priti Patel campaigns for integrated health facility despite ‘rowing back’ from GP surgeries

14.11.18: The MP for Witham has reaffirmed her case for the building of a new fully-integrated health facility, bringing all GP services in the constituency’s town centre together to deal with surging demand in the coming years. Priti Patel, Co...

NHS Wales given damning ‘wake-up call’ over its outdated IT systems

14.11.18: The Welsh Assembly has published a damming “wake-up call” on efforts to modernise NHS IT systems in Wales, raising “serious question marks” over a “culture of self-censorship and denial.” An assembly inqu...

Matt Hancock attends Gov-Tech summit in search for new technology to revolutionise NHS

12.11.18:  Matt Hancock will meet with world leaders in Paris at a summit on revolutionary new technologies to discuss new healthcare innovations to use in the NHS. The health secretary said he had “made it my mission to search the world f...

NHS gives staff guidance on using WhatsApp during emergency situations

12.11.18: The NHS has instructed staff members to use the messaging application WhatsApp to communicate when responding to emergency situations, new official guidance shows. Clinicians have previously used the app to assist them in responding to majo...

NHS director tells doctors to use Skype to cut ‘thousands of unnecessary hospital appointments’

09.11.18: England’s top doctor has called on hospitals to embrace Skype, apps and other online tools to reduce the “thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments made every day.” NHS England’s medical director Stephen Powis...

Healthcare companies invited to bid for £300,000 innovation fund

07.11.18: A new fund set up by Health Innovation Manchester is now open for businesses with “innovative healthcare products or services” to apply for their share of £300,000. On the back of the £60m global genomics centre and...

Harlow MP reaffirms call for new hospital in area: ‘This is on the government to act’

06.11.18: An MP in West Essex has reaffirmed the desperate need for a new hospital “that is fit for the demands of the 21st century” in his constituency in order to deal with surging demand and take pressure off existing healthcare providers i...

Five new AI medical centres to open next year in £50m Industrial Strategy investment

06.11.18: Five new medical technology centres utilising medical advances in Artificial Intelligence will be built, using £50m of government funding to improve early diagnosis of disease. The clinics will be built in Leeds, Oxford, Coventry, Gla...

Major £80m IT upgrade for NHS Scotland will help protect against cyber attacks

02.11.18: NHS Scotland has signed a new £80m deal with Microsoft for a major technology upgrade which will give all 161,000 NHS employees access to Microsoft Office. The deal will see NHS Scotland install new desktops, operating systems and off...

New Greater Manchester partnership to deliver latest healthcare technology to the region

30.10.18: A new partnership aiming to ensure Greater Manchester benefits from the accelerated introduction of the latest healthcare technologies has been announced. The partnership brings together the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABH...

New NIHR Academy launched to future-proof UK research workforce

26.10.18: A new academy was launched yesterday by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to ensure the UK stays at the forefront of medical research. The NIHR is aiming to secure the capacity and capability needed to meet the growing chall...

Public Health England launches efficiency tool to target cost-effective CVD prevention

25.10.18: Public Health England (PHE) have unveiled a new return on investment (RoI) tool to help local commissioners decide the best cost-effective approach to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the leading causes of death and disability in the...

Premature mortality is double in UK’s most deprived areas as new health study reveals worrying health inequality

25.10.18: The rates of premature mortality are two times higher in England’s most deprived areas compared to the most affluent areas, a new report analysing health standards locally and nationally has found. Rates of premature mortality were fo...

Mandatory interoperability standards on the way as DHSC slams ‘inexcusable’ trust systems

11.10.18: There is no excuse for a provider to have systems that don’t talk to each other and, in the future, there will be no excuse for systems that do not talk outside of a trust, the health and social care secretary has declared. Speaking t...

Groundbreaking cancer treatment now available in England as NHS strikes discount deal

05.10.18: A cancer immunotherapy used to treat patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma is now available in England after NHS England struck a discounted deal. The news comes just after Theresa May announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS whi...

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male ... more >
Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

14/11/2018Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

A GP practice in Camden has been rated as inadequate and placed into special measures by the CQC. An inspection in August rated Dr Phillip M... more >
Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

14/11/2018Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

Plans to create a single primary care organisation for Greater Manchester have been halted after an independent review found “fierce critic... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board report from NHS Improvement, which is an interesting but not surprising read. As someone who stron... more >
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Data: the oil of the digital age

07/11/2018Data: the oil of the digital age

Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, reviews the government’s digital and data vision for the NHS. Dig... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... more >

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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 >
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 >

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