Service Reconfiguration

Hunt admits imminent long-term NHS plan likely won’t include social care

14.06.18: The health and social care secretary has clarified that long-term plans for the NHS and for social care will both happen, but very likely not at the same time. His comments, made at this year’s NHS Confederation conference, seemed to...

NHSI boss wants ‘radical change of thinking’ about ageing population akin to MH approach

13.06.18: The chief executive of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has argued the industry needs to adopt a “radical change of thinking” in dealing with demand from an ageing population, similar to that of the approach to mental health. Speaking at...

New Care Models: lighting a fire

06.06.18: Michael Macdonnell, national director of health system transformation at NHS England, reflects on the achievements of vanguards so far, and outlines the three key lessons they offer to ensure new care models become a bottom-up blueprint for futu...

The work of the vanguards can help overcome the challenges of integrated care

29.05.18: Following the announcement of the second wave of integrated care systems (ICSs), NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA) reflect on how lessons learnt by members from ac...

Four more STPs handpicked to become integrated care systems

24.05.18: NHS Improvement (NHSI) has selected four more sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to join the ongoing integrated care system (ICS) development programme as part of the second wave of participants. The ICS programme –...

‘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...

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Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

22/06/2018Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

Members of one of Kent’s leading councils have voiced their concerns against an upcoming merger between CCGs in the area. Cllr Wendy P... more >
Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22/06/2018Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up... more >
Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22/06/2018Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A... 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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The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06/06/2018The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for just over a quarter of deaths and affects around 7 million people in the UK. ... more >
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Getting more out of our medicines

20/06/2018Getting more out of our medicines

Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, describes how the organisation is re-purposing drugs in order to improve p... more >
Under attack

20/06/2018Under attack

One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the trend in recent years has been alarmingly upwards, with no part of the N... more >
Lessons from WannaCry

20/06/2018Lessons from WannaCry

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, warns that the UK Government must take seriously the threat of a more soph... more >
A hostile environment

20/06/2018A hostile environment

Dr Terry John, chair of the BMA’s international committee, gives his thoughts on the government’s visa and immigration policy and its... 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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