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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...

New coronavirus saliva test piloted in Southampton

23.06.20: A new ‘no-swab’ saliva test, as part of a weekly coronavirus testing model, is set to be trialled in Southampton from this week, with over 14,000 GP staff, other essential key workers and university staff and their households pa...

NHSX launches £3m tender to phase out pagers by end of 2021

22.06.20: NHSX has issued an open opportunity tender worth £3m, seeking a framework agreement to be established for NHS organisations to procure communication services as it looks to phase out pagers by the end of 2021 and move to more modern commun...

University of Liverpool-led initiative awarded £2.2m funding

19.06.20: A research initiative to rapidly identify potentially ‘game-changing’ Covid-19 drugs, led by the University of Liverpool, has been awarded funding of more than £2.2m. With conventional evaluation of new medicines being a l...

NHS coronavirus app to enter next phase of development

19.06.20: The government’s coronavirus tracing app, created to support the NHS Test and Trace service, has entered its next phase of development, working to bring together the work achieved so far on the NHS Covid-19 app and the new Google/Appl...

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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 he... more >
Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

03/07/2020Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

Patients may be set to receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and Crohn’s dis... more >
Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03/07/2020Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the cor... 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’

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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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