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NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17.07.19: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer, meaning it will now be an option available to them on the Cancer Drugs Fund...

Finger-prick blood test could reduce antibiotic use in COPD patients

12.07.19: A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to NIHR-funded research. Researchers from Cardiff Universi...

Government announces £135m health research investment

11.07.19: The Government has announced a £135m investment in health research to help tackle some of the biggest challenges on the healthcare system in the next five years, including dementia, obesity and mental health. Health minister Nicola Bl...

RCGP chair sees potential in voice-assisted technology

10.07.19: Chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, has praised the potential of voice-assisted technology after the recently announced NHS partnership. Health secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the national healthcare se...

Health Secretary launches trial payment system for new antibiotics

09.07.19: Health secretary Matt Hancock has officially launched the trial of a world-first subscription-style payment system for pharmaceutical companies to incentivise the creation of new antibiotics. The new programme is aimed at encouraging d...

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS joins NHSA health science alliance

08.07.19: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) has joined the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), paving the way for increased research collaboration and innovation opportunities for the trust. TEWV is the second mental health...

Croydon Health Services wins Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E award

04.07.19: Croydon Health Services Trust took home the Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E award at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards on Tuesday night. The HSJ Patient Safety Awards, which took place in Manchester, explored themes across shortl...

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust to reduce energy costs by £800k a year

02.07.19: The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are set to reduce their energy costs by £800,000 a year, following a £7m investment into sustainable energy measures. State-of-the-art energy technology will be installed at five s...

Record numbers take part in Greater Manchester clinical research

02.07.19: New figures released today by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) shows that a record 83,470 patients took part in clinical research in Greater Manchester last year. That figure surpassed the pre...

Myeloma UK report supports better integration of patient voice

02.07.19: Myeloma UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a report supporting better integration of patient preference data in health technology assessments (HTAs). The report was the culmination of a re...

Pharmaceuticals invest £377m in research collaboration

28.06.19: New figures by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) show that the industry has continued to heavily invest in research and development projects in collaboration with healthcare professionals. The data, published on...

Health, social care and digitalising the NHS: Health Plus Care 2019 review

27.06.19: It’s only been a year since the last Health Plus Care, the largest annual integrated healthcare event in the UK, but in London this week it was clear just how much had changed over the last 12 months. As thousands descended on the ExC...

NHS Wales gives staff access to Office 365 software

27.06.19: The NHS in Wales have signed a deal to give their 100,000 staff access to Office 365 software tools. It is part of a plan to transform the infrastructure in the service, which falls behind NHS systems in other parts of the UK. The deal...

BAOMS praise HPV vaccination study

26.06.19: The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has welcomed new study findings from the two-year Cancer Research study in Scotland that the HPV vaccination for boys may substantially reduce head and neck cancer. BAOMS ha...

Confed19 Preview: The challenge we face

03.06.19: Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, shares a preview of what to expect at this year’s Confed19 conference, which will be taking place in Manchester on 19-20 June. The NHS is always at a cross roads, is it not? There i...

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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

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Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working ... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspec... more >

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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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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

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Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... more >
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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

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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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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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 >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
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In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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