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NHS approved to use breathing aid to assist coronavirus patients

30.03.20: A breathing aid which can aid Covid-19 patients and prevent them from needing intensive care treatment has been approved for use in the NHS by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The breathing aid, known as Conti...

Government calls for rapid ambulance sanitising solutions

26.03.20: Is your company working on an innovative or novel solution to clean ambulances quicker? Well, then Government want to hear from you. That’s the message coming out of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) who are looking to work...

Projects awarded £10.5m to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

23.03.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has began funding the first round of six new projects to the tune of £10.5m, as the UK government looks to speed up testing of a vaccine, development of new therapies and improving our understanding of how...

Royal Papworth Hospital performs world first heart-lung transplant

23.03.20: A specialist transplant team at Royal Papworth Hospital have successfully completed the world’s first transplant of a Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) heart-lung bloc. The life-saving operation was carried out on a 25-year-old p...

WMAHSN launches applications for 2020 SME Health Innovation Fund

20.03.20: The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has opened its applications for a healthcare fund to provide organisations with up to £50,000 to cultivate innovation in the West Midlands. The 2020 Small and Medium Enterpris...

Efficient respirator fit testing and infection prevention

19.03.20: Sponsored Content: TSI explain about respirator fit testing and infection prevention for hospital staff and healthcare workers, and how they can best support the healthcare industry The World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus C...

Health Enterprise East launches MedTech NAVIGATOR programme

12.03.20: Leading NHS innovation and technology consultancy Health Enterprise East (HEE) has launched its MedTech NAVIGATOR programme with a £1m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Over a three-year period, HEE will delive...

WMAHSN announced as £3.2m project partner

03.03.20: West Midlands Academic Health Science Network have been announced as a partner of the West Mercia Rural 5G project, which was recently awarded a £3.2m funding packet by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Op...

NHS England approves funding for drug to help rare conditions

02.03.20: To celebrate World Rare Diseases Day, NHS England has confirmed it has struck a deal to fund a potentially life-changing treatment for people with rare conditions causing repeated bouts of fever, joint pains and swelling. The NHS has said t...

NICE recommends new treatment for follicular lymphoma

27.02.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published final draft guidance approving a new treatment option for patients with previously-treated follicular lymphoma (grade 1 to 3A). The new drug, lenalidomide, fig...

First UK clinical trial to identify, assess and treat hepatitis C patients found to be effective

27.02.20: A University of Bristol-led clinical trial to increase the identification and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) patients in primary care has found to be effective, acceptable to staff and highly cost-effective for the NHS. Publishing their fin...

Uni of Sheffield scientists synthesize new compound to improve PDT

26.02.20: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) could see its success rate when treating cancer improve after researchers at the University of Sheffield successfully synthesized a new compound which can address two of the most common drawbacks with the treatment. ...

New treatment offers hope for people suffering with chronic cough

26.02.20: Researchers at the University of Manchester may be able to offer hope to millions suffering from a chronic cough, after a new study revealed a new treatment which would relieve their debilitating symptoms. Carrying out a 12-week clinical tr...

New pharmacy referral service to avoid hospital readmission

24.02.20: Managing a patient’s medicines after a hospital discharge can often be a careful balancing act, with new prescriptions sometimes causing side effects or interacting with existing treatments, leading to potential hospital readmissions. ...

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...

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NHS Business Services Authority: ‘We are the NHS supporting the NHS’

31/03/2020NHS Business Services Authority: ‘We are the NHS supporting the NHS’

With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak demanding significant time and care from the NHS, it has become vitally important for all aspects of the he... more >
Zappshelter: ‘It’s about supporting the country in a time of need’

31/03/2020Zappshelter: ‘It’s about supporting the country in a time of need’

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NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

31/03/2020NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

Matthew Jordan-Boyd, Director of Finance & Corporate Governance, NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) I have written several articles ab... 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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NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

31/03/2020NHSCFA: Never get bored of fraud

Matthew Jordan-Boyd, Director of Finance & Corporate Governance, NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) I have written several articles about the work of NHSCFA and that tends to be from my fairly technical angle as a figures person, an accountant who has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years. When I discuss the need to be more vig... 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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