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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...

GPs held back by lack of patient confidence in technology

09.05.17: Despite the fact that almost two-thirds of the British public want to take greater control of their own health, less than half have taken any action to do in the last year – and almost a quarter (23%) are not confident that they can help p...

Welsh government agree to start PrEP trials in summer

02.05.17: Trials for the Pre-exposure-prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV treatment will begin in Wales in summer after the government agreed to the measures. On Friday, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group decided to move forward with trialling the HIV drug Tr...

Plans for innovating cancer drug scrapped due to high price

11.04.17: Plans to put in place an innovative  new drug to treat head and neck cancer has been scrapped after NICE published guidelines stating that the drug was not cost effective. NICE assessed the drug, nivolumab, for its effectiveness in tre...

NHS invests £2.1m to drive new tech developments in primary care

10.04.17: The NHS has today given its backing to a programme led by SBRI Healthcare that will see £2.1m invested into innovative technologies to improve general practice. A total of 22 companies have been given awards of up to £100,000 to...

My first MRI

31.03.17: An innovative and free virtual reality app is significantly helping anxious children, their parents and even medical students deal with the unnerving experience of having a scan, Jonathan Ashmore (pictured), an MRI physicist at King’s Coll...

Closing the digital inequality gap

22.03.17: NHE’s Josh Mines investigates the state of digital NHS services and what can be done to increase participation of demographics with limited access and knowledge of modern technology. Technology is transforming the way that services ca...

Transforming community care

23.02.17: Chris Gregory, head of clinical systems for LGSS Local Health and Care Shared Service — a public sector organisation providing back-office services including IM&T to local government and health organisations across Northamptonshire, Ca...

Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

20.02.17: Aaron Powell, chief digital officer at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), explains why the organisation sees mobile very much as the future. At NHSBT mobile technology is making a major difference to the way we work – whether that is i...

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King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

23/06/2017King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

The application process for a support programme to enable charity leaders to help one another through sharing expertise and developing skills has... more >
NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

23/06/2017NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

A new tranche of sites to redesign mental health services, with plans to cut out-of-area placements, has been revealed by NHS England. The 1... more >
Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

23/06/2017Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

Co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and CEO of NHS Employers Danny Mortimer has today welcomed guarantees from the government that EU citizens... more >

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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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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

Nigel Edwards, CEO at the Nuffield Trust, argues that it would be a lost opportunity if the next government does not seek to put both health and social care funding on a more sustainable footing.... more > more last word articles >
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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... more >

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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbe... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >

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