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Five new research centres to improve patient access to clinical research

22.05.20: Five new regional Patient Recruitment Centre sites are set to be hosted by NHS trusts across the country, providing patients with an improved access to clinical research opportunities in regions including the North East and North Cumbria, B...

New treatment for advanced breast cancer given NICE recommendation

22.05.20: As part of NICE’s newly released draft guidance, the drug atezolizumab has been recommended for treating patients with a type of breast cancer, known as triple negative breast cancer, that has spread to other parts of the body. The po...

Researchers discover new endometrial cancer detection method

20.05.20: Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Uniersity of Manchester and the Federal University of Rio Grande de Norte (UFRN) have confirmed a new non-invasive test which can be used to help with early detection of endometrial ca...

Government launches major long-term study of coronavirus immunity

18.05.20: As many as 20,000 people are looking to be recruited as part of a major new government-funded study to further track and understand the spread of coronavirus in the general population across England, Scotland and Wales. The research is...

Healthcare workers’ comfort top of agenda for Tecman in PPE investment

15.05.20: Words provided by Tecman, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive While many businesses have struggled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tecman Advanced Material Engineers saw an opportunity to adapt in response to the cr...

Major new study announced to sequence human genomes

13.05.20: As scientists across the UK look to better understand people’s susceptibility to the current coronavirus outbreak, a major new human whole genome sequencing study has been announced to study the genetic code of thousands of sever...

Plastics manufacturer focused on adaptable, reusable PPE for NHS

12.05.20: Words provided by ICL Tech Ltd, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive As the scale of the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, UK plastics manufacturer ICL Tech Ltd joined an army of businesses repurposing their operations to help serve an...

AI-driven physiotherapy app reduces pressure on NHS during Covid-19

08.05.20: Words provided by Eye catcher, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive As the NHS continues to face significant demand and pressure amid the current coronavirus outbreak, a partnership between Healthshare and high-growth...

Convalescent plasma transfusions take place for Covid-19 patients

07.05.20: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has supplied the first units of convalescent plasma to hospitals to treat coronavirus patients, with the first transfusions having now taken place. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust...

NIHR becomes member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

06.05.20: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have now become an official associate member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). An alliance of international public funding agencies supporting research activities, the GACD...

Government pledges to continue to support UK Ventilator Challenge

05.05.20: Eleven devices manufactured as part of the UK’s Ventilator Challenge, as part of the national drive to increase ventilator supply and protect the NHS, will continue to be supported, the Government have announced. Following a review by...

MRC create £16m fund for Gene Therapy Innovation Hubs

04.05.20: A partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and life science medical research charity LifeArc are making £16m available as part of a fund to establish a network of Gene Therapy Innovation Hubs. Providing early p...

University Hospital Southampton trialling new coronavirus drug

04.05.20: As the UK continues to help lead research efforts into the current coronavirus outbreak and potential treatments, a promising new drug is being trialled at University Hospital Southampton in hopes it could bolster defences of at-risk patien...

Clinical trial approved for plasma treatment to assist Covid-19 patients

27.04.20: A clinical trial has been given approval to determine if a treatment involving donated plasma can support coronavirus patients, with plans to scale up a national programme to deliver up to 10,000 units of plasma a week to the NHS if proven...

UK firm repurposes specialist food packaging tech to produce PPE

24.04.20: Words provided by RAP UK, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), one of the UK’s leading food-to-go packaging manufacturers, has repurposed its production line during the coronavirus outbreak t...

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Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

26/05/2020Test and trace service to be given £300m additional funding

Local authorities are set to be supported by £300m government funding to work alongside local NHS providers and other stakeholders, as part... more >
Five new research centres to improve patient access to clinical research

22/05/2020Five new research centres to improve patient access to clinical research

Five new regional Patient Recruitment Centre sites are set to be hosted by NHS trusts across the country, providing patients with an improved&nbs... more >
New treatment for advanced breast cancer given NICE recommendation

22/05/2020New treatment for advanced breast cancer given NICE recommendation

As part of NICE’s newly released draft guidance, the drug atezolizumab has been recommended for treating patients with a type of breast can... more >

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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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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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Why an online healthcare masters is key to career progression

21/05/2020Why an online healthcare masters is key to career progression

The University of Glasgow offers a whole host of healthcare online degrees designed to promote your skills and progress your career. Join us and make your mark today. Against a backdrop of increasingly aging populations and advancing medical technology, the pressure on health services worldwide is growing. If you’re a healthcare pro... 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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