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‘Pivotal moment’ in battle against HIV as PrEP trials to start in September

04.08.17: The pioneering HIV prevention drug PrEP will be trialled by NHS England from September, it was this week announced. The drug will be provided by the NHS through an initial three-year trial to around 10,000 people, in what is looking to be t...

A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04.08.17: Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharmacy that aims to transform patient care by making medicines safer and easier to take. Left to ri...

Brexit Alliance: Urgent agreement needed on key NHS priority areas

03.08.17: NHS patients stand to lose out if the government does not give issues like healthcare research and access to new medicines the attention they deserve when trying to untangle from the European Union, the Brexit Health Alliance has warned. Th...

Using EHRs to build an exciting research infrastructure

01.08.17: Dr Janet Valentine, director of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), and Dr Jennifer Quint, clinical senior lecturer in Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health at Imperial College London’s National Hear...

Vaccine storage must be priority

28.07.17: Ian Harbinson, marketing manager at Lec Medical, discusses the importance of effective vaccine storage. Vaccines cost the NHS approximately £200m a year. If each practice lost just one dose of Pediacel a month, that would equate to ov...

New £90m DH fund to help SMEs develop breakthrough medical innovations

17.07.17: An £86m package has been announced to fund UK firms to develop medical breakthroughs that could benefit the NHS. The pot will allow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test innovating technologies in the UK&rsquo...

ICO: Patient data transfer to Google DeepMind by trust deemed unlawful

03.07.17: The Royal Free NHS FT failed to comply with data protection laws when it provided the data about 1.6 million patients to Google DeepMind for the trial of an app, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has today ruled. The information h...

A pathway approach to developing and managing innovation

27.06.17: Gill Husband, lead for service improvement and innovation at the Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation at South Tees Hospital NHS FT, explains how taking a pathway approach is helping to unlock innovation and allowing people the space...

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...

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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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Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

18/10/2017Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

With the NHS facing unprecedented demand and difficult working conditions, it’s incredible that the workforce across the country still delivers great care to patients every single day. Requiring care is never a pleasant experience, but having a brilliant member of staff look after can make a huge difference to a quick recovery. For ... more >
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Make doing the right thing easy

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Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) researc... more >
STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

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Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, on a new app set to support speech and la... more >
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Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Alliance, outlines the many benefits of investing in health creation. We live in one of the riche... more >
Developing a new type of think tank

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James Roach of the National Collaborative Group explains how the new and unique think tank is moving from rhetoric to action in order to help del... more >

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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 >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >
Improving care at the touch of a screen

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When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >

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