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RCN: Failure to address nursing shortages puts patients at risk

17.09.20: As healthcare providers mark World Patient Safety Day, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued a stark warning that without urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system, patients and staff are be...

Psychological safety in a world of Covid-19

17.09.20: Catherine Harrison, Policy Advisor, NHS Providers As we move into winter amid the prospect of a second wave of Covid-19, the focus on health and care workers’ wellbeing and safety in the run up to this year’s World Patient Safet...

New Transformation Director appointed at NHS SBS

16.09.20: NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) have appointed David Shields as its new Transformation Director, who will look to help the organisation deliver on a number of key strategic initiatives. He will support the ongoing digital transformat...

NHS launches ‘vital’ staff flu vaccination drive

16.09.20: Senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues across the health and care sectors to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, with the first vaccine deliveries due to start reaching local employers this week. The c...

Personalised care training hub to set new education standards

16.09.20: The launch of the new Personalised Care Institute (PCI), a virtual organisation for evidence-based personalised care training, is set to redefine standards for evidenced-based education and will look to reach 75,000 health and care workers by 20...

Northumbria NHS PPE factory produces two million gowns

15.09.20: An initiative set up by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which saw the trust establish its own PPE factory to produce gowns for frontline staff, has now produced more than two million items of protective clothing for the NHS. Us...

Public sector payment cap challenged by BMA

15.09.20: Legal proceedings have been launched by the British Medical Association (BMA) against the UK Government following proposals earlier in the year to cap exit payments for all public sector workers, including doctors. Chancellor Rishi Sunak la...

Current testing shortages put NHS service recovery at risk

15.09.20: Leaders of NHS trusts and bodies across the country have expressed concerns over the impact of current testing shortages on NHS service recovery and winter preparation efforts. NHS staff absences have started to increase notably in parts of...

Calls for NHS and colleges to partner to tackle workforce shortages

14.09.20: A network of ‘employer hubs’ set up across England is being called for to help tackle the significant workforce vacancies across the NHS and social care, as well as supporting the UK Government’s levelling up ambitions. As...

NICE Non-Executive Director steps down from role

14.09.20: Professor Martin Cowie has announced his resignation from the NICE board, following his appointment to a senior role at a major pharmaceutical firm. Having been appointed a Non-Executive Director of the NICE board in November 2016, Professo...

Grant funding awarded for unique Nurse Innovation Fellow position

11.09.20: Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to fund a unique Nursing Innovation Fellow position. A first role of its kind, the new Nursing Innovation Fellow role has been created...

New agreement reached to benefit NHS junior doctors

10.09.20: Junior doctors in the NHS will now also be able to undertake their training in independent hospitals after a new agreement was reached between independent healthcare providers and the NHS. A new position statement has been published by the...

NHS England commits £30m to join up HR and staff rostering systems

09.09.20: As NHS England looks to support new ways of working, it has launched a £30m contract tender for HR and staff rostering systems, seeking suppliers to provide software to help join up systems. The framework has been drafted to help supp...

Gender equality in NHS leadership requires further progress

09.09.20: New research carried out by the University of Exeter, on behalf of NHS Confederation, has shown that more progress is still needed to achieve gender equality within NHS leadership and ensure women are more fairly represented in senior roles. ...

First cohort graduate from innovative midwifery pilot programme

04.09.20: An innovative new midwifery pilot programme being run by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), in association with a number of NHS trusts in the north of Scotland, has seen it’s first cohort of sixteen nurses graduate from the...

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Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18/09/2020Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m fundin... more >
NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS res... more >
New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17/09/2020New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announce... 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’v... 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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NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown pathogen received the best possible care. But in doing so, many other health services were reduc... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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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