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Mackey hails ‘tremendous’ effort as trusts slash £1bn off agency staff bill

01/03/2017Mackey hails ‘tremendous’ effort as trusts slash £1bn off agency staff bill

Major agency controls across the health service have so far succeeded in saving £1bn since they were introduced in October 2015, latest NHS... more >
Major NHS ambition to shift to community care ‘elusive’ without extra cash

01/03/2017Major NHS ambition to shift to community care ‘elusive’ without extra cash

A report released today by the Nuffield Trust has revealed that STPs are working towards “undeliverable expectations”, warning that S... more >
Murphy steps down as Patients Association CEO

01/03/2017Murphy steps down as Patients Association CEO

The CEO of the Patients Association (PA) Katherine Murphy, who wrote for the most recent issue of NHE, is set to relinquish her role after nine y... more >

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07/02/2017Handling the pressure

Although NHS trusts have been feeling the pressure this winter, as demand on A&E services continues to rise and the financial challenge deepens, it is worth noting and applauding the professionalism, determination and resilience of the workforce in still delivering world-class healthcare.  However, as you’ll read throughout this issue of NHE, it is highly unlikely that our... read more >

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Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

Lessons from Finland for NHS mental health

While many countries across Europe struggle to deal with a rising demand for mental health services, Finland is successfully improving service provision via a new online portal. Professor Grigori... more > more last word articles >

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Improving the flow

13/02/2017Improving the flow

Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his... more >
Leadership development should be for all in health and care

07/12/2016Leadership development should be for all in health and care

Back in August, Stephen Hart joined Health Education England (HEE) as the o... more >

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Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

08/02/2017Communication in the NHS: Who has control?

On behalf of the Patients Association, Nic Hart has recently penned an open letter to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman in an attempt to... more >
Developing sustainable later-life care

25/01/2017Developing sustainable later-life care

Design Council’s Chris Finnegan explains how an innovative new partnership between health and social care professionals, social entrepreneu... more >
Winter NHS – Leadership at the most critical time

18/01/2017Winter NHS – Leadership at the most critical time

Clare Price-Dowd, a registered nurse and senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy, looks at the importance of leadership on the frontl... more >
Niall Dickson named new NHS Confederation chief executive

11/01/2017Niall Dickson named new NHS Confederation chief executive

NHS Confederation has announced the appointment of the former head of the General Medical Council (GMC) as its new chief executive. Niall Di... more >

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