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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18.09.20: More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m funding to be shared among seven hospital trusts, in order to introduce digital records and e-prescribing...

NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18.09.20: Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown p...

NHS Trust set for big savings in shift to digital patient letters

09.09.20: Up and down the country, NHS trusts are finding new and innovative ways to leverage the power of digital technologies. In Bradford, paper appointment letters are the latest thing to become a relic of the past, as Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS...

NHS to open new Lighthouse Lab to further boost lab capacity

04.09.20: Following the success of the UK’s network of diagnostic testing facilities, and to help further increase lab capacity ahead of winter, a new Lighthouse Lab is set to be opened by NHS Test and Trace in Loughborough by the end of September. ...

‘Life-changing’ plans to tackle £10bn a year condition come into effect

01.09.20: Diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10bn a year, with almost one in every 20 prescriptions written by GPs around the country being for diabetes treatment. To help combat the rising costs and health impacts of the condition, the NHS has la...

Manchester University NHS FT raises £2.1m funds for new centre

24.08.20: Manchester Royal Infirmary is set to benefit from a brand new, state-of-the-art £2.1m Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre after the funds were charitably raised by the hospital’s trust charity, the Manchester Foundation Tru...

Councillors approve £56m NHS Grampian elective care centre

21.08.20: Plans for a £56m extension to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, providing the hospital with a new state-of-the-art elective care centre, have been approved unanimously by city councillors. NHS Grampian’s plans for the four-storey expans...

Government unveils its new National Institute for Health Protection

18.08.20: The UK Government has created its new National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP), which will start work immediately, with a single command structure to advance the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the ne...

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...

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Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

21/09/2020Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation It’s impossible to switch on the news without hearing about how ... more >
Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... 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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Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

21/09/2020Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation It’s impossible to switch on the news without hearing about how Covid-19 has affected the economy but what may be less well known is the part that the NHS could play in the UK’s economic and social recovery. Last week, government spending watchdog, the ... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... more >
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 >

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