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More men please!

14.11.18: Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board rep...

Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

14.11.18: Plans to create a single primary care organisation for Greater Manchester have been halted after an independent review found “fierce criticism” of previous leadership and reported “anger,” “confusion” and a &l...

NHS gives staff guidance on using WhatsApp during emergency situations

12.11.18: The NHS has instructed staff members to use the messaging application WhatsApp to communicate when responding to emergency situations, new official guidance shows. Clinicians have previously used the app to assist them in responding to majo...

Special-measures ambulance trust chief stands down

12.11.18: The chief executive of a struggling ambulance trust will leave the service next year to take up the same post in the north west. Daren Mochrie, who joined South East Coast Ambulance Service Trust (SECAmb) in April 2017, announced today that...

NHS director tells doctors to use Skype to cut ‘thousands of unnecessary hospital appointments’

09.11.18: England’s top doctor has called on hospitals to embrace Skype, apps and other online tools to reduce the “thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments made every day.” NHS England’s medical director Stephen Powis...

Trust pays out £5.7m to lay off 299 staff as mergers see spike in compulsory redundancy pay-outs

09.11.18: One NHS trust paid out £5.7m to get rid of 299 NHS workers as new figures show that the amount trusts spent on compulsory redundancies increased by 8% last year. Data from trust’s annual accounts show that NHS providers spend a...

Worcestershire fire service and NHS trust team up to transport early discharge patients back home this winter

09.11.18: A Worcestershire trust and local fire service have joined forces to provide “an enhanced home from hospital” service to support early discharge patients back to their homes in the area. In a board meeting taking place today, Wor...

NHS Emergency care is now in ‘all year crisis,’ BMA warns

07.11.18: NHS emergency care services are struggling to cope with a “year-round crisis” which is damaging patient care, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The BMA’s new analysis of NHS England data shows that emergenc...

NHS nursing vacancies could top 51,000 by the end of Brexit transitional period

07.11.18: The NHS could be short by 51,000 nurses, enough to staff 45 hospitals, by the end of the Brexit transition period, according to a new report from a coalition of 36 health and social care organisations. The ‘Brexit and the Health and S...

Transforming the workforce: What if…?

06.11.18: Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, looks ahead to the impending transformation of the NHS’s workforce, and looks at how we can futureproof it.   It seems a while now since NHS organisations were requir...

‘Grossly unfair’ pay rise risks undermining health and social care integration, NHS Confederation warns

05.11.18: National efforts to integrate health and care services will be undermined if the government fails to award thousands of health and care staff with pay rises, the NHS Confederation has warned. The government announced in March a pay-rise for...

Major £80m IT upgrade for NHS Scotland will help protect against cyber attacks

02.11.18: NHS Scotland has signed a new £80m deal with Microsoft for a major technology upgrade which will give all 161,000 NHS employees access to Microsoft Office. The deal will see NHS Scotland install new desktops, operating systems and off...

Healthwatch workforce numbers fall by a fifth as report warns of ‘perilous’ state of funding

02.11.18: More reductions in Healthwatch funding have seen the number of full-time staff in the network fall by 22% over the last two years, Healthwatch has revealed in its annual State of Support study. The report found that funding received by loca...

NHS Digital to axe 500 jobs in major restructure, Hancock confirms

01.11.18: NHS Digital is set to cut 500 jobs from its workforce through planned restructuring of the organisation, the health secretary Matt Hancock has announced. Hancock made the announcement in response to questions from the chair of the Committee...

Why Mental Health Week is every week

31.10.18: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management’ published by Oxford University Press, argues that organisational culture can be one of the most significant...

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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male ... more >
Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

14/11/2018Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

A GP practice in Camden has been rated as inadequate and placed into special measures by the CQC. An inspection in August rated Dr Phillip M... more >
Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

14/11/2018Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

Plans to create a single primary care organisation for Greater Manchester have been halted after an independent review found “fierce critic... 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 e... 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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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board report from NHS Improvement, which is an interesting but not surprising read. As someone who stron... more >
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Data: the oil of the digital age

07/11/2018Data: the oil of the digital age

Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, reviews the government’s digital and data vision for the NHS. Dig... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... more >

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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 >
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 >

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