Research and Technology

Lancaster University funds scientist for Alzheimer’s drug development

17.09.19: Lancaster University have successfully generated enough funds through donations to fund a scientist to work on Alzheimer’s drug development. Having launched its Defying Dementia campaign four years ago, the university commit...

Birmingham tackling its biggest health challenges with new partnership

17.09.19: A new collaboration plans to speed up and improve research in the four main health challenges faced by the West Midlands, using real-time clinical trials and health data. This will include improvements to cancer care, maternity services, ch...

NHS to provide treatment to children with rare nervous system condition

11.09.19: Children in England with Batten Disease – a rare, incurable illness which affects the nervous system and often leads to early death – are set to receive treatment on the NHS to slow the onset of sickness. The announcement from&n...

Genetics research project announced, new pathway for overseas students

11.09.19: Government has announced plans for a new immigration route, enabling international students to work in the UK for two years post-graduation, with the aim of attracting and retaining the brightest and best talent within the country’s health...

Government to invest £133m to tackle cancer, debilitating illnesses

10.09.19: The Government has announced £133m of investment into life-changing treatments for arthritis and cancer, as well as pioneering gene-based therapies for diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s. New research to improvement tre...

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ...

Portsmouth CCG leads NHS Digital electronic prescription upgrade

27.08.19: Portsmouth has become the first area in the country where prescriptions for all patients are able to be sent electronically. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been piloting the latest improvements to the Electronic...

NHS receives £8m pharmaceutical anti-competitive practices payout

14.08.19: The NHS has received an £8m payout from a pharmaceutical firm, after it had been found to be engaged in anti-competitive practices that pushed up the cost of a life-saving drug. It is the first time that an investigation by the C...

Cross-sector partnership to boost Leeds health tech sector

12.08.19: Senior leaders from the health technology industry, the regional enterprise partnership, the NHS, local authorities, and five universities today announced a dynamic, new partnership to accelerate health technology innovation within the Leeds Cit...

Government pledges £250m for NHS national artificial intelligence lab

08.08.19: The government has announced it is setting up a national artificial intelligence laboratory, accompanied by £250m in funding to help enhance patient care and research using AI. The third announcement for the NHS from Boris Johnson&rsq...

National Pharmacy Association: Community pharmacy in the digital age

31.07.19: From July/August issue of NHE   Harpreet Chana, the National Pharmacy Association’s digital programme director, discusses the journey ahead for the pharmaceutical sector in the new age of digital. Advances in digital technology...

NICE approves gynaecological cancer treatment on Cancer Drugs Fund

26.07.19: NICE has approved the use of a medicine, previously used at a later stage in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, much earlier in the treatment pathway. Adult patients with advanced high-grade epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or prim...

NIHR appoint Professor Miles Witham as new national lead for ageing

26.07.19: Professor Miles Witham, who currently serves as professor of trials for older people at Newcastle University, has been appointed as the national speciality lead (NSL) for ageing for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical...

NIHR-funded study shows CBT could benefit mental health of children

24.07.19: The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to a recent NIHR-funded study led by the University of Exeter Medical School. The syste...

Innovative heart procedure unveiled to prevent strokes in young people

23.07.19: An innovative new heart procedure to prevent strokes in younger people has been unveiled as part of the NHS Long Term Plan which tackles ‘hole in the heart’. The condition – known as Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) –...

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NHS gambling clinic opens In Leeds

18/09/2019NHS gambling clinic opens In Leeds

National charity GambleAware have opened The NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds today, the first in the country outside of London. Throug... 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 >
GPhC to begin publishing pharmacy inspections reports publicly

17/09/2019GPhC to begin publishing pharmacy inspections reports publicly

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun publishing pharmacy inspection reports online, with the aim of “providing assurance and... 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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The NHS needs more senior women in leadership

The NHS needs more senior women in leadership

The gender pay gap in the NHS remains a hotly debated topic, especially as the final report from the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review approaches. Andrea Hester, deputy director of employment rel... more > more last word articles >

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An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

23/08/2019An ageing population means hand care and injury prevention is more important than ever

Grey Giddins, member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, discusses how hand care and injury prevention have become increasingly important given the UK’s ageing population   It’s no secret that the UK’s ageing population presents challenges for the NHS. The fact that we are living longer means greater de... 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

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

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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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