Service Reconfiguration

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...

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

22.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust an overall Outstanding rating for their services provided. This is the second time the trust has received this outstanding feedback, this time acros...

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

Plans for new £11.5m Musgrove Park Hospital unit unveiled

19.09.19: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have unveiled new proposals for the expansion and relocation of units at Musgrove Park Hospital, as part of an £11.5m revamp of the hospital to facilitate a new acute assessment centre. The ne...

Government pledges £250m for NHS national artificial intelligence lab

08.08.19: The government has announced it is setting up a national artificial intelligence laboratory, accompanied by £250m in funding to help enhance patient care and research using AI. The third announcement for the NHS from Boris Johnson&rsq...

Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

23.07.19: The long-awaited prevention green paper has been published by the government, including a host of policies targeting ill-health such as proposals tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets. The ‘Advancing our health: prevention in...

NHS trusts, councils and police to tackle serious crime under ‘public health duty’

15.07.19: NHS trusts, local authorities and police forces will all be required to work together to tackle serious violence under the new ‘public health duty’. Unveiled by home secretary Sajid Javid in response to a sharp spike in kni...

Peers call for NHS-style free social care system and an extra £8bn to tackle funding crisis

04.07.19: The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has challenged the two Tory leadership candidates to create an NHS-style free service in response to rapidly rising demand in social care. Peers including former Conservative and Labour chancell...

Health, social care and digitalising the NHS: Health Plus Care 2019 review

27.06.19: It’s only been a year since the last Health Plus Care, the largest annual integrated healthcare event in the UK, but in London this week it was clear just how much had changed over the last 12 months. As thousands descended on the ExC...

Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10.06.19: Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national training programmes for NHS volunteers and volunteer leaders. Helpforce, a charity set up by Sir Thom...

Supporting healthcare professionals to boost prevention impact

10.06.19: Professor Jamie Waterall, deputy chief nurse and national lead for cardiovascular disease prevention at Public Health England (PHE), introduces us to the ‘All Our Health’ prevention framework. All health and care professionals s...

The NHS Assembly: Ensuring diverse views are heard

10.06.19: Policy officer at NHS Providers, Leanora Volpe, outlines how the new NHS Assembly will inform the NHS Long-Term Plan. In October 2018 we welcomed the announcement of the new NHS Assembly and identified the four core features essential to se...

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New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

20/02/2020New technologies to improve patient care to receive £10m boost

Leading researchers and businesses based in the UK are being supported to work closer together to develop treatments and cures for those facing l... more >
Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

19/02/2020Hospitals given power to develop personalised treatment

Personalised medicines to treat unique cancers and diseases are set to become more prevalent in healthcare as the introduction of the Medicines a... more >
University of Exeter receive £152k diabetes research grant

19/02/2020University of Exeter receive £152k diabetes research grant

Researchers at the University of Exeter have received a grant of £152,000 over two years from Diabetes UK to fund investigations into how m... 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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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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Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

17/02/2020Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

Independent consultant and strategic advisor Dean Royles continues his series on The Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership. You can find links to his previous pieces here.   Those that follow me on Twitter and Instagram will know I'm a keen hiker. I love the outdoors and I love a sunrise, full of anticipation, bringing with it t... 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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... 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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