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Clinical trial demonstrates plaster cast effectiveness in young people

10.08.20: An NIHR-funded research study has demonstrated plaster casts to be just as effective at healing a common wrist fracture in young, active people as surgery, potentially reducing the number of young people requiring surgical procedures in the futu...

Long-term Covid-19 health impacts research study launched

10.08.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced one of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients. Backed by an award of £8.4m in funding by the...

Coronavirus testing programme shows virus decline in June

07.08.20: Imperial College London’s large-scale study on coronavirus infection rates has shown a further decline in Covid-19 in late June and early July across England, according to the newly-published second report from the ongoing study. ...

Adopting intelligent automation technology in the health service

06.08.20: Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer (Artificial Intelligence & Automation), East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust featured on Episode 11 of NHE’s Finger on the Pulse podcast.   “What I say to all the or...

NIHR reaffirms commitment to health research transparency

03.08.20: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has marked its continued support for transparency in health research by backing the Health Research Authority’s new transparency strategy, which aims to ensure information about health and...

NHS set to roll out £160m ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer initiative

03.08.20: As part of a £160m initiative, the NHS will look to roll out and expand ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments which are safer for patients during the pandemic, the health service’s Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has annou...

RCGP survey data gives snapshot into how GP care is being accessed

31.07.20: Following survey data which demonstrated how GP care is being accessed in the most recent stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal College of GPs has urged post-Covid there must still be provisions for patients to access services in wa...

NICE publishes new guidelines on elective surgery, planned care

28.07.20: As part of efforts to further alleviate some of the coronavirus backlog, NICE has published new guidance on the arrangements the NHS should put in place for patients requiring elective surgery or other planned treatments and procedures (inc...

BMA joins calls to prioritise medical collaborative research amid Brexit

24.07.20: The British Medical Association (BMA) has joined more than 100 medical bodies, scientific organisations and universities in urging UK and EU Brexit negotiators to find compromises which would not jeopardise future collaboration in medical resear...

NHS Wales agree deal for cystic fibrosis drug treatment

23.07.20: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Wales are set to receive access to a new ‘ground-breaking’ treatment on the NHS after an agreement was struck between NHS Wales and the drug’s manufacturer. As many as nine in 10 peopl...

Respiratory conditions: Reducing mortality rates and closing the gap on health inequalities

22.07.20: Jennifer Watts, Interim Programme Director for System Support and Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)   Respiratory disease affects 1 in 5 people and is the third biggest cause of death in En...

University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begins next phase of trials

22.07.20: Researchers at the University of Oxford have begun recruiting for the next phase in human trials of a coronavirus vaccine in human volunteers. After the phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April, with more than 1,000 imm...

Northumbria University patient safety research receives global acclaim

22.07.20: Research being led by Northumbria University into patient safety in Europe has been highlighted in multiple award-winning papers, providing international acclaim for the project. The SLIPPS (Shared Learning from Practice to improve Patient...

UK secures early access to promising coronavirus vaccine candidates

20.07.20: The UK government has secured early access to 90 million doses of promising early Covid-19 vaccine candidates, with more in the pipeline as the country looks to build a portfolio of promising new vaccines to protect the UK from coronavirus. ...

NHS Supply Chain issues £2.7bn open future opportunity notice

16.07.20: In anticipation of the awarding of a framework next year, NHS Supply Chain has issued an open future opportunity for equipment and services around imaging, radiotherapy, endoscopy, ancillary devices and related goods. Listed at a value of &...

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BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

13/08/2020BMA calls for further investment, innovation into mental health

As coronavirus and the restrictions and measures which were taken to counteract it put an increased strain on people’s mental health, the B... more >
Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

13/08/2020Work underway on £14.5m specialist CAMHS unit in Leeds

Work on a new state-of-the-art £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit, being built in partnerships between Leeds Co... more >
Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

13/08/2020Consistent UK-wide methodology set to record Covid-19 deaths

Following a review by Public Health England (PHE) into the methodology used to calculate the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK, a new single, c... 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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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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