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East Surrey Hospital completes £8.5m neonatal unit

04.08.20: A new state-of-the-art neonatal unit has now been completed and is fully operational at East Surrey Hospital as part of a significant £8.5m expansion by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. As part of the expansion, the project has...

Improving population health: How trusts contribute to prevention

31.07.20: Leonora Volpe, Policy Advisor, NHS Providers The idea that the NHS should be involved in prevention is not a new one. However, in an environment of strained resources and widening health inequalities, with low investment in public serv...

Advisor appointed on proposal for NHS to take over social care

28.07.20: Camilla Cavendish, former Policy Chief under David Cameron’s government, has been appointed by Downing Street to help examine and finalise proposals which would see social care brought under the control of the NHS in England, along with th...

RCN open consultation on education, learning and development strategy

28.07.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a new consultation process, asking for input from members across the nursing workforce on their views and priorities, as it looks to develop a three-year UK-wide education, learning and development...

CQC carrying out rapid reviews to prepare for future pressures

09.07.20: In an effort to help health and social care service providers best learn from the experience of responding to coronavirus around the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a series of rapid reviews into how providers are working c...

NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

08.07.20: As part of efforts to return to normal service post-lockdown, efforts are being made to make many NHS Open Space rooms available to book once again – with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) asking for feedback and plans from potential users to...

New £350m hospital in Wales could open ahead of schedule

02.07.20: Wales’ newest major hospital, the £350m Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, could be set to open as early as November, subject to approval by the Welsh Government. The 471-bed facility located in Llanfrechfa was first propose...

NHS Confed: Realistic expectations needed on road to recovery

30.06.20: With data from NHS Providers’ Recovery Position report and the Royal College of Physicians’ survey suggesting it could take over a year for services to return to full, pre-coronavirus capacity, NHS Confederation have urged...

Royal Colleges meet to discuss NI health system blueprint

13.06.20: As plans are laid out to rebuild Northern Ireland’s health service, medical leaders from the Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and Royal College of Emergency Medicine met with the Northe...

NHS Confederation: ‘Unseen impact’ of coronavirus revealed in data

12.06.20: NHS Confederation have warned about the potential unseen impacts of coronavirus on the population’s health which have been revealed in the latest NHS England performance figures, including significant backlog to treatments, delays in...

Building patient confidence in accessing non-Covid-19 treatments

18.05.20: With the NHS entering the second phase of its Covid-19 response, it faces a new challenge: patient concerns around infection risk possibly preventing them from attending outpatient services. How can NHS Trusts communicate confidence in its infec...

NHS Confederation: Retaining Health Secretary ensures no let-up

14.02.20: Matt Hancock was one of the surviving faces following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle, remaining in his role as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The retention of Mr Hancock as Health Secretary has been v...

Emergency crews and patients to benefit from new POD facility

04.02.20: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has introduced a new POD facility to reduce waiting times for patients who arrive by ambulance. The POD (Patient Offload Department) has been installed outside the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Emergency De...

Two major NHS services complete ‘Cloud first’ migration

27.01.20: The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) are the latest in public services to complete their move to the cloud, making services more efficient and secure. Around 18 million referrals are dealt with each year...

Paramedic university degree to boost patient care

07.11.19: A university degree designed to further develop patient care and paramedic training opportunities will be available at five universities across Scotland. The new Paramedic BSc degree was announced yesterday (7 Nov) by the Scottish Ambulance...

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New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12/08/2020New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations t... more >
England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

12/08/2020England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

“Your NHS needs you.” Those are the rallying words of Ruth May, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, ahead of A-Level results ... more >
Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for m... 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’

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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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... 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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