Service Reconfiguration

Health bosses ditch plans to close down Yorskhire A&E, but campaigners fight back

10.08.18: Proposals to close A&E services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) have been scrapped by NHS bosses. Original plans looked to replace HRI with a smaller 64-bed unit and realign A&E services to Halifax. But following former health...

NHS estates: Running the show

08.08.18: Martin Steele, chief operating officer at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), discusses what his organisation has been doing to improve the efficiency of estates in the NHS, and explains why it is more than just a commercial landlord. Given the...

Services with ‘pressing case for action’ outlined in potential merger for University Hospitals Birmingham FT

03.08.18: Board papers from a Midlands trust which controls 2,700 beds have outlined a potential merger of some services “where there is a most pressing case for action” in the area. University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust’...

As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18.07.18: Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it’s now time we get serious about transformation. Famously, Lord Lawson described the NHS as...

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...

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Lancashire County Council to pay £200k in legal costs after Virgin Care legal battle

17/08/2018Lancashire County Council to pay £200k in legal costs after Virgin Care legal battle

Lancashire County Council has agreed to pay £200,000 in legal costs to two NHS Trusts after their decision to hand a £104million cont... more >
Former inadequate West Midlands maternity unit upgraded by CQC

17/08/2018Former inadequate West Midlands maternity unit upgraded by CQC

Walsall Manor Hospital’s maternity services have been given an improved rating from the health inspectorate following assessments made in J... more >
Major hospital stalled by Carillion collapse will go ahead under government funding deal

16/08/2018Major hospital stalled by Carillion collapse will go ahead under government funding deal

The construction of a major Midlands hospital that had its future cast into doubt following the collapse of infrastructure giant Carillion has be... 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

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 NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE Almost a third of over-65s in the UK have a fall at least once a year, with a... more >
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Listening to the frontline

15/08/2018Listening to the frontline

Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and national medical director at Health Education England (HEE), shares insig... more >
Medication without harm

15/08/2018Medication without harm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Third Global Patient Safety Challenge, ‘Medication without harm,’ is ambitious, b... more >
Stepping up the fight against AMR

15/08/2018Stepping up the fight against AMR

Professor Mark Baker, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, explains what the organisation is doing to support the fight against antimic... more >
Population health for the 21st century

15/08/2018Population health for the 21st century

NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) chief executive David Hare discusses the themes covered at his organisation’s Confed18 panel debate on populat... 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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