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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...

Continuity of care reduces avoidable hospital admissions

02.02.17: Seeing the same GP more often can reduce avoidable hospital admissions for older patients, new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found. The research, conducted by the Health Foundation, analysed data from over 230...

NHS targets £700k investment to relieve acute care pressures

25.01.17: The NHS England initiative SBRI Healthcare (the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare) has given eight companies £700,000 to develop innovations to increase efficiency and relieve pressure in NHS acute care settings. The s...

A&E departments to benefit from £4.3m innovation tech funding

17.01.17: NHS England has backed a £4.3m investment on five new technologies that may help ease pressure on A&E departments. The organisation has said that each of the five innovations, which could reduce A&E admissions through the like...

Barts Health trust hit with ransomware attack

13.01.17: Barts Health NHS FT has been hit by an IT attack today (13 January) leading the trust to take a number of its drives offline in a bid to protect sensitive files. The trust is understood to be the victim of a ‘ransomware’ attack...

Scan4Safety pilots report early savings and patient safety success

03.01.17: The Scan4Safety project has been hailed as a success after pilot trusts reported that it has helped them save money and protect patient safety. The £12m project involves installing barcode technology, similar to that used in the aeros...

Building on the great legacy as one of the most innovative health systems in the world

07.12.16: Dr Liz Mear, chair of the AHSN Network, and Dr Charlie Davie, managing director of UCLPartners, consider the recommendations of the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) and what this will mean for patients and the system in the future. The recen...

Fast-tracking drugs through streamlined collaboration

05.12.16: An ongoing consultation by NICE and NHS England is proposing a series of important changes to the way the bodies appraise new drugs and technologies in the country. NHE’s Luana Salles reports. NHS England and NICE have kick-started a...

Royal Free enters five-year partnership with Google’s DeepMind

22.11.16: A landmark partnership has been announced between Royal Free London NHS FT and the artificial intelligence arm of Google – DeepMind – which the trust says could save lives and dramatically improve patient safety. The five-year a...

Patient-led tech will not be a ‘magic bullet’ for the NHS, Nuffield Trust advises

17.11.16: Patient-led digital technology could transform the lives of NHS patients and staff but not necessarily for the better, a new report has found. The report, ‘The digital patient: transforming primary care’, by independent health t...

Medtech innovations to have accelerated uptake under new tariff

02.11.16: Medtech devices and apps will be included under NHS national payment rules for the first time in order to speed up uptake, NHS England announced today. Six new innovations were chosen for the innovation and technology tariff (ITT). From 1 A...

We must act now so technology can help transform health and social care

06.10.16: Dr Michael Dixon OBE, GP, former chair of NHS Alliance and former president of NHS Clinical Commissioners, discusses the role of technology in health and social care.  We talk plenty about re-organising health and social care and co-fu...

Engaging people in research and innovation: how the six principles can help

05.10.16: Hilary Newiss, chair of National Voices and Patient Champion on the Accelerated Access Review, explains how six principles for engaging people and communities can help the development of health and care innovation. As Patient Champion on th...

Realigning the delivery of hospital digitisation

22.09.16: On the first day of NHS Expo, Dr Robert Wachter released his report ‘Making IT work: harnessing the power of health information technology to improve care in England’. David Stevenson reports from the session. The Making IT Work...

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07/02/2017Handling the pressure

Although NHS trusts have been feeling the pressure this winter, as demand on A&E services continues to rise and the financial challenge deepens, it is worth noting and applauding the professionalism, determination and resilience of the workforce in still delivering world-class healthcare.  However, as you’ll read throughout this issue of NHE, it is highly unlikely that our courageous staff can keep this ‘can-do&rsqu... read more >

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Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

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While many countries across Europe struggle to deal with a rising demand for mental health services, Finland is successfully improving service provision via a new online portal. Professor Grigori... more > more last word articles >
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Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

08/02/2017Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

On behalf of the Patients Association, Nic Hart has recently penned an open letter to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman in an attempt to keep pressing for answers around the 2012 death of his teenage daughter, Averil, whilst in the care of Cambridge and Peterborough NHS FT. Here, he writes about the importance of communication and co-... more >
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Transforming community care

23/02/2017Transforming community care

Chris Gregory, head of clinical systems for LGSS Local Health and Care Shared Service — a public sector organisation providing back-office ... more >
Maximising the value of public engagement

20/02/2017Maximising the value of public engagement

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent chair of Healthwatch England, explains why listening to feedback from the public is much more likely t... more >
Time to value ambulance staff

20/02/2017Time to value ambulance staff

Alan Lofthouse, Unison's national ambulance officer, discusses the need for policymakers to address the rising rate of ambulance staff leaving th... more >
Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

20/02/2017Technology at the bedside: The benefits of mobile

Aaron Powell, chief digital officer at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), explains why the organisation sees mobile very much as the future. ... more >

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Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emerge... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the organisation’s new director of leadership development, which incl... more >
The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

03/10/2016The powerful link between staff and patient satisfaction

David Behan CBE, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), talks to NHE about the correlation between high rates of staff satisfactio... more >
Dame Fiona Caldicott: We’re not quite ready for sharing back-office function on data security

07/07/2016Dame Fiona Caldicott: We’re not quite ready for sharing back-office function on data security

NHE’s David Stevenson talks to Dame Fiona Caldicott following her much-awaited Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. In the f... more >

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