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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...

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...

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DAPA-HF trial lead researcher in webinar on pioneering findings

08/07/2020DAPA-HF trial lead researcher in webinar on pioneering findings

A “highly respected” professor whose research is expected to have a significant impact on future diabetes treatments will discuss his... more >
HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

08/07/2020HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the ... more >
RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

08/07/2020RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, al... 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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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... 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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