Research and Technology

General Election manifesto launched by pharmaceutical industry

14.11.19: The Association of The British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a General Election 2020 Manifesto for Medicine. ABPI employs over 63,000 people and invests £4.3bn in UK research and development, the result of which is 7,000...

Melanoma cancer treatment continuing to advance

14.11.19: Current treatments for the deadliest form of skin cancer melanoma could be improved by using approaches that terminate the ‘survival system’ of cancer cells according to a study published by Nature Communications today (Nov 14th). ...

Drop in life expectancy thanks to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s...

Alzheimer’s Research UK says political parties need to ‘face up to the challenge’

14.11.19: One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetimes, unless new treatments and preventions are developed. With this reality in mind, Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for all political parties to commit just 1% of...

Kidney disease and cardiovascular risk could be predicted with simple blood test

12.11.19: A study published today (Nov 12th) in Nature Medicine led by the University of Glasgow, has highlighted that a simple blood test, which could effortlessly be adopted habitually in the NHS, is a more efficient way of measuring both kidney and car...

1.4 million British adults using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions

11.11.19: The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has today (Nov 11th) welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines relating to the prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting...

Increasing awareness of HIV in the over 50s

08.11.19: Bath and North East Somerset’s Public Health team is supporting AgeUK’s campaign to raise awareness of the rising rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and North East S...

Cancer Research discovers Vitamin D influences melanoma cells

07.11.19: Cancer Research scientists have discovered Vitamin D influences the behaviour of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive. The research has come from the University of Leeds who found that vitamin D influences the behaviour...

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to start...

Multi-million-pound investment in Occupational Therapy at the University of Sunderland

06.11.19: The University of Sunderland will now be responsible for producing an army of professionals dedicated to supporting service users with interventions that improve their daily lives. The University now delivers a full cycle of health programm...

Glasgow scientists leading next generation of radiotherapy research

05.11.19: Expert scientists in Glasgow have been awarded a huge funding pot from Cancer Research UK to develop new radiotherapy technologies and trial techniques that could save the lives of cancer sufferers in the future. Over the next five years, &...

New NHS research could give athletes competitive edge

04.11.19: Orthopaedic specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee (GJNH) have carried out a study which could give elite cyclists a competitive edge through using a shorter pedal crank. A state-of-the-art motion capture system, used by GJNH Orthopaedic Researc...

Women using painkillers in childbirth drops 6% in a decade

01.11.19: NHS Digital published a report yesterday (Oct 31) on NHS Maternity Statistics, with detailed information on care in NHS hospitals in England received before, during and after delivery from the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) database. Th...

78 NHS trusts will receive new cancer testing and detective technology

30.10.19: The new machines will increase early diagnosis of cancer and improve screening. This is part of the government’s pledge to ensure 55, 000 more people survive cancer each year. An extra £200 million was announced last month by th...

NHS Digital’s Widening Digital Participation project boosts cancer screening rates

29.10.19: Following an initial pilot using Facebook to encourage breast cancer screening attendance, after hundreds of practice nurses across the country have been taught how social media can improve health, the North Midlands Breast Screening Service saw...

national health executive tv

more videos >

latest healthcare news

Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

15/11/2019Safe Haven being provided for Wigan partygoers this Christmas

Front-line emergency services will have some pressure eased this festive period in Wigan town centre. A nightlight safety scheme will be piloted ... more >
Doctor wellbeing solutions could make UK a ‘model for the world’

15/11/2019Doctor wellbeing solutions could make UK a ‘model for the world’

A report for the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that existing good practice on supporting doctors’ wellbeing and patient safety sh... more >
Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15/11/2019Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

- PRESS RELEASE -   Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £... more >

editor's comment

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 >

last word

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 >

the scalpel's daily blog

Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

comment

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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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

interviews

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 >

health service focus

View all News