Research and Technology

New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

20.02.20: Leading researchers and businesses based in the UK are being supported to work closer together to develop treatments and cures for those facing life-threatening conditions, courtesy of a new £10m government funding scheme. The UK is h...

Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

19.02.20: Personalised medicines to treat unique cancers and diseases are set to become more prevalent in healthcare as the introduction of the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill allows NHS hospitals to develop and utilised these specialised, innovative m...

University of Exeter receive £152k diabetes research grant

19.02.20: Researchers at the University of Exeter have received a grant of £152,000 over two years from Diabetes UK to fund investigations into how manipulating specific brain cells can impact the body’s response to changes in blood sugar leve...

NPA commissions study into frozen funding impact on pharmacies

18.02.20: The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has commissioned an economic impact assessment of community pharmacy funding and policy framework in England. The survey is looking to assess the robustness of the pharmacy market and consider how far...

Data Sharing: A targeted strategy to improve sharing between hospitals

12.02.20: Dr Leigh Warren, Dr Jonathan Clarke & Lord Ara Darzi, from the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), discuss challenges faced around the sharing of medical information between hospitals   COMMENT FROM THE EDITOR: This arti...

NHS Digital awards £4.5m to local digital adult social care projects

12.02.20: NHS Digital is overseeing the £4.5m investment into digital adult social care projects, with sixteen organisations across England set to receive a share of the money to enable them to roll out their local digital projects on a wider scale....

The Christie works to improve cancer outcomes with Kenyan partners

10.02.20: Manchester’s cancer specialist trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, has announced it is working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Kenyatta University Teaching, Referrals and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) to help improve cancer outco...

NHS to benefit from digital "Redbook" app

05.02.20: As part of the NHS Digital Child Health programme, Personal Child Health Records or “Redbook” will receive a digital makeover. NHS Digital has considered the limitations of the physical Redbook and decided that digitalisation is...

NHS Health Scotland publishes study on teacher wellbeing

05.02.20: NHS Health Scotland has published an in-depth paper discussing the effectiveness of healthy coping mechanisms in relation to mental health and work related stress in education. The paper analyses several techniques used to deal with stress...

ICL study shows benefits of tailor-made vaccines

04.02.20: A study carried out by Wellcome Sanger Institute, Simon Fraser University and Imperial College London has revealed tailor-made vaccines could greatly reduce rate of infection among disease-causing bacterium. The study published in Nature Mi...

Health Foundation to explore data and tech in health and care

03.02.20: The Health Foundation has announced a ‘significant investment’ into developing a new programme of work aimed at analysing the impact of data analytics and technology on UK health and care. The new strategy, Data Analytics for Be...

£20m for combating coronavirus and other infectious diseases

03.02.20: Today (Feb 3) the Government has pledged £20m to advance new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, among concerns over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. Health Secretary Matt Hancock visited Public Health E...

Cardiac arrests survival rates reach all time high

30.01.20: Figures published today (Jan 30) by London Ambulance Service show people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital has reached its highest level of 10.8 per cent, twice the rate it was a decade ago. Additionally, when a Pu...

Matt Hancock announces £140m competition for AI in the NHS

30.01.20: In a keynote speech at the Healthtech Alliance, (Jan 28) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced a £140m Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition to speed up testing and delivery of potential NHS tools. ...

Protective cells could diminish risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

30.01.20: Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have found protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and UCL have found tha...

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New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

20/02/2020New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

Leading researchers and businesses based in the UK are being supported to work closer together to develop treatments and cures for those facing l... more >
Renewable energy switch for over tenth of NHS estate

19/02/2020Renewable energy switch for over tenth of NHS estate

Climate change is no longer a problem we can simply ignore as a society, and a shift towards renewable energy use is one of the commonly targeted... more >
Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

19/02/2020Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

Personalised medicines to treat unique cancers and diseases are set to become more prevalent in healthcare as the introduction of the Medicines a... 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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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

17/02/2020Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

Independent consultant and strategic advisor Dean Royles continues his series on The Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership. You can find links to his previous pieces here.   Those that follow me on Twitter and Instagram will know I'm a keen hiker. I love the outdoors and I love a sunrise, full of anticipation, bringing with it t... 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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
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 >

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