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NHS still largest buyer of outdated tech ‘popular last time England was in World Cup semi-final’

13.07.18: The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has revealed that NHS hospital trusts still own a staggering 9,000 fax machines, making the health system the world’s largest buyer of a technology “that was in popular use about the last time Engl...

Proposed new world-leading precision medicine campus to be set up in Manchester

12.07.18: Article by Callum Wood of National Health Executive Proposals have been announced to create a new world-leading precision medicine campus within the area of the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone, located on the UK’s largest clinica...

World-first GP app to ‘mark the death knell of 8am scramble for appointments’

02.07.18: A new mobile application aimed at improving access to GP records, appointments and prescriptions will “revolutionise the way we access health services,” health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has said The app, developed by...

Digital arm of workforce strategy unveiled to help get NHS to ‘the next frontier’

28.06.18: Experts from the NHS and tech industry are being invited by Health Education England (HEE) to provide evidence to support the Topol Technology Review. The review was commissioned by the health secretary to enlighten the work of the dra...

Getting more out of our medicines

20.06.18: Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, describes how the organisation is re-purposing drugs in order to improve patient care quickly and cost-effectively. Developing new medicines and then ensuring they are u...

The great untold story of research

13.06.18: Simon Denegri, national director for patients, carers and the public at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), advocates closer public involvement in NHS research and innovation. The British people have high hopes for their heal...

Lord Darzi calls for ‘full automation’ strategy for repetitive health and care tasks

11.06.18: The NHS could free up £12.5bn worth of frontline time through investing in a far-reaching programme of automation, according to a report to be published later this month. As well as saving almost 10% of the NHS’s annual running cost...

New Birmingham hospital stalled by Carillion collapse loses over £100m in EU funding

07.06.18: Funding for the building of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital has been terminated by the European Investment Bank (EIB) following the collapse of lead contractor Carillion. The EU bank had previously pledged the cash to be put towards the h...

RCN seeks views on mental health parity

25.04.18: The Royal College of Nursing is seeking the views of nursing staff working in mental health or delivering mental health services. The RCN will be asking what could be done to make a difference, both in the workplace and nationally, to achie...

Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry

18.04.18: The WannaCry cyber-attack on 12 May 2017 was a wake-up call for the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) must now act on priorities by June this year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has argued. The attack caused wide...

NHS England fast-tracks four initiatives to boost patient care

09.04.18: Four innovations are to be fast-tracked into use though NHS England’s Innovation and Technology Payment programme. The scheme aims to deliver improvements in patient care by cutting bureaucracy for clinicians and innovators and encouragin...

King’s Fund chief executive to step down

02.03.18: The chief executive of the King’s Fund, Professor Chris Ham, has revealed his intention to step down. Ham is expected to leave the position by the end of this year after holding the role since 2010, when he replaced NHS Confederation...

Charity puts £45m investment into cancer clinical trials

15.02.18: Cancer Research UK has announced a £45m investment into clinical trials. It will be one of the charity’s biggest investments to date and will be used to find cures for hard to treat types of cancer. Over the next five...

Buzzing about biosimilars

07.02.18: Biosimilars have the exciting potential to accelerate treatment access and drive huge cost savings across the NHS, explains Divya Chadha Manek, head of business development (commercial) at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). ...

Health Foundation awards largest-ever grant to healthcare improvement institute

30.01.18: A new research institute is hoping to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute), led by the University of Cambrid...

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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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Personal Health Records: empowering people

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Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
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Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it&r... more >
Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

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Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >

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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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Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

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