Service Reconfiguration

‘Fundamental rethink’ needed to steer ‘messy and fluid’ NHS transformation

11.05.18: Healthcare transformation is “multi-layered, messy, fluid and emergent,” stretching beyond just the need to change how a service operates and instead requiring a “fundamental rethink” to find better solutions. These...

The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11.05.18: Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s edition of Confed18 – where high-profile speakers and deep-dive workshops and seminars will ensure d...

BMA asks for honest chat about the ‘type of NHS doctors want to work in’

04.05.18: The BMA has launched a project aimed at rescuing the NHS from its “perilous state” by developing a vision for what an improved health and care system could look like. Led by the union’s council chair, Chaand Nagpaul, the a...

BMA: Home Office decision to deport trainee GP ‘beggars belief’

09.04.18: The BMA has called the government’s decision to deport a GP trainee due to a delay in his Visa process “utterly incomprehensible.” Luke Anthony Ong, a 31-year-old qualified doctor who came to the UK 10 years ago from Singa...

The challenges of creating the largest CCG in England

28.03.18: Paul Sherriff, director of organisational development and partnerships at NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG, discusses some of the challenges with creating the largest clinical commissioning group in England. Between May and September 2017, t...

Scaling innovation: a collective endeavour

28.03.18: How can healthcare leaders create cultures in which innovative solutions can scale up? Sarah Dew, a project lead at Innovation Unit, a social enterprise that grows new solutions to complex challenges, explores what needs to change. Clinicia...

Controversial hospital demolition plans stalled by major judicial review

16.03.18: A campaign group has won the right to a judicial review against the demolition of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI). Hands Off HRI mounted its campaign against the closure or downgrading of hospitals or health services within the Huddersfield...

Cumbria trust reveals hospital bed closure plans

09.03.18: Cumbria Partnership NHS FT has this week revealed plans to permanently close beds in three of its cottage hospitals, with the facilities expected to be replaced by more resources in the community. Alston Moor, Maryport and Wigton & Solw...

Carillion collapse: Serco makes £18m discount on NHS contracts

14.02.18: Public service giant Serco announced today that it will be taking over 15 healthcare contracts across the UK at a £20m discount after Carillion went into liquidation last month. Initially the contracts were thought to have been worth...

Hospital could be demolished to make way for £40m health and wellbeing campus

14.02.18: Halton Hospital in Cheshire could be demolished amid government plans to construct a new health and wellbeing campus on the site. Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS FT revealed details of the programme, which would see the nearby Cheshire...

Uncharted territory – what could 2018 bring for STPs and accountable care?

31.01.18: NHS Providers head of strategy, Miriam Deakin, considers the five potential themes her organisation would like to see in the year ahead as a result of emerging accountable care models. As sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs...

‘Intense levels of pressure’ force office staff to volunteer on frontline services

29.01.18: Increasing numbers of patients visiting A&E coupled with rising complexities in treatment have driven bosses at two hospitals to ask office staff to volunteer on frontline services. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have today...

Isle of Wight hospital tables controversial plans to move ‘seriously ill’ patients to mainland

26.01.18: The trust in charge of the Isle of Wight’s main hospital has put forward controversial plans which would see certain patients moved to the mainland in cases of serious illness. St Mary’s Hospital in Newport is attempting to deal...

Hunt to pause accountable care roll-out after MPs voice ‘great deal of concern’

24.01.18: Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed that NHS England and the government are likely to push back the creation of the first accountable care organisations (ACOs) until a national consultation can be held on the issue. In...

Kent and Medway bosses reveal plan for £40m ‘hyper acute’ stroke units

22.01.18: NHS leaders in Kent and Medway have unveiled plans to develop three new ‘hyper acute’ stroke units across the region. In a joint statement, the area’s eight CCGs said the new units would be much better at dealing with peop...

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Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

24/05/2018Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

A taxation increase of at least 4% a year is necessary to prevent “unnecessary costs, inefficiencies and uncertainty” and improve qua... more >
Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24/05/2018Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience t... more >
Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23/05/2018Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care or... 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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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other” is a phrase not infrequently heard in my g... more >
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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s editio... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader,... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursin... more >

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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 >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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