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New £8.4m study launched into long-term impacts of Covid-19

07.07.20: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have launched a major new research study into the long-term impacts of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients, with £8.4m of funding awarded to the research...

Office of Health Economics urges supercharged R&D investment

07.07.20: A new report by the Office for Health Economics (OHE) has warned that without immediate action from the Government to “supercharge” private and public sector investment into the pharmaceutical industry, the UK will struggle to mainta...

First patient receives blood plasma treatment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT

06.07.20: As part of a major ongoing coronavirus clinical trial, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has given its first patient an experimental blood plasma treatment. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is being test...

NHS to launch online coronavirus rehabilitation service

06.07.20: Sir Simon Stevens has announced the launch of a new on-demand recovery service to support the tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-terms effects of coronavirus, delivered either online or over the phone by doctors, nurses and physi...

Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

03.07.20: Patients may be set to receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and Crohn’s disease, following a new £16m funding package announced by Science Minister Amanda Solloway. ...

Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03.07.20: Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak, following an agreement reached between the Government, NHS and telecommunications...

Pharmaceutical industry invested £381m into UK R&D collaborations

02.07.20: According to newly published data, the pharmaceutical industry invested more than £381m on R&D activities in the UK during 2019 – an increase from just over £377m in 2018. The data was published by Disclosure UK, a pub...

New Leeds cancer research centre appoints leaders

01.07.20: Two internationally-acclaimed researchers, Professor David Sebag-Montefiore and Professor John Ladbury, have been appointed to lead a major new interdisciplinary research centre which has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefr...

NHS patients among first in Europe for new cystic fibrosis treatment

01.07.20: After a new landmark deal was struck, NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new “life-transforming” treatment for cystic fibrosis, the Chief Executive of the NHS Sir Simon Stevens has an...

AAC, PHPs & Me: Could the life sciences sector benefit the NHS?

30.06.20: Matt Roberts, NHE Editorial Lead Yes, would be the simple answer. There are significant skills and expertise within the sector which the NHS could tap into; that much has been a largely agreed upon fact for some time. The ability to further...

University of Exeter awarded £1m rare diabetes research funding

29.06.20: Funding of almost £1m has been awarded to scientists at the University of Exeter to study a rare genetic form of diabetes, with a view to definitively identify a new form of the condition. The funding was secured by the University of...

Uni of Glasgow awarded £38m to deliver precision medicine project

26.06.20: The University of Glasgow has been awarded £38m in funding to create the Precision Medicine Living Lab, a potentially ‘game-changing’ project focused on translating cutting-edge science and innovation into a real-world clinical...

Rare disease diagnosis improved by full genetic sequencing

25.06.20: Patients with rare diseases can see their diagnosis and care improved through whole genome sequencing, according to new research from the NIHR BioResource. The results emerged from two pilots which form part of the 100,000 Genomes Project...

Histology independent cancer treatment recommended by NICE

25.06.20: Entrectinib, which could prove to be a revolutionary treatment for a range of cancers, has been recommended by NICE for use on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). As a histology independent treatment, entrectinib targets all solid tumours which ha...

New £3.2m genetic study launched into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)

24.06.20: The largest genetic study of its kind has been launched into myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, to search for genetic differences that may indicate underlying causes or increase the risk of developing the condition. Jointly funded by the Nat...

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HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

08/07/2020HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the ... more >
RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

08/07/2020RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, al... more >
NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

08/07/2020NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

As part of efforts to return to normal service post-lockdown, efforts are being made to make many NHS Open Space rooms available to book once aga... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at w... read more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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 >

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