Workforce and Training

MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

18.07.18: A prominent member of Scottish Parliament has called on the government to “handcuff” doctors to continue working in the country. Following a recent BMA survey last month which found that just 3% of Scottish doctors believe the N...

Third of NHS trusts have at least one vacant director role due to ‘near-toxic’ pressures

18.07.18: Just over one-third of trusts have at least one vacant executive director role due to “near-toxic” pressures facing NHS providers, startling new research has shown. In a new report released by NHS Providers and the King’s...

Two ‘outstanding’ foundation trusts sign landmark deal with Chinese real estate firm

17.07.18: A partnership between two major UK foundation trusts and a Chinese real estate firm has been officially signed, paving the way for joined-up health and care in state-of-the-art facilities in China. The unlikely deal between Northumbria Heal...

Chair at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust to become new chair at two other south-coast trusts

16.07.18: Alan McCarthy has been announced as the new chairman of both Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trusts (WSHFT) and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) following his departure from Surrey and Sussex Trust at the end of the summer. ...

Three new non-executive directors to join NHS Digital

16.07.18:  Three new non-executive directors have been brought in by NHS Digital to help “shape the governance of the organisation.” John Noble, Deborah Oakley, and Balram Veliath will all bring their expertise to the leadership of t...

An enormous opportunity to reconnect with staff awaits the new health secretary

12.07.18: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resources Management,’ published by Oxford University Press, outlines three quick wins that are at the disposal of the new secre...

The importance of employee recognition and reward in healthcare (and how to practice it effectively)

11.07.18: ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE   The healthcare sector is facing a crisis as it struggles to keep hold of its employees in the UK. Earlier this year, it was reported that a total of 33,000 nurses (equivalent to 1 in 10) left the NHS in 2017....

Almost a quarter of doctors in training ‘burnt out’ due to workload, GMC says

09.07.18: A staggering almost quarter of all doctors in training and fifth of trainers feel burnt out because of long and intense working hours and heavy workloads, a major medical council has said. In its annual survey of doctors in training, the Ge...

Orsett Hospital to close, residents complain of ‘postcode lottery’

09.07.18: Article by Callum Wood for National Health Executive Magazine The local CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Group) in the area has announced their intentions to close Orsett Hospital which is to be relocated as part of a new scheme of medical cent...

New £36m NHS ambulance fleet on the way to relieve pressure next winter

06.07.18: A fleet of new ambulances will be brought in to support frontline forces of the NHS this winter. In an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care, the £36.3m investment will add a massive 256 new ambulances and increase...

The NHS needs vital volunteer support to see it through the next 70 years

06.07.18: Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, chair and founder of HelpForce, argues the case for NHS volunteers and the vital role they can play in the next 70 years of the NHS. It is exhausting keeping track of the challenges faced by the NHS. Imagine what...

NHS at 70: It’s time to invest in our support staff

05.07.18: Dean Royles, director and strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resources Management,’ argues that, as the NHS turns 70, we must recognise the hard work and achievements of suppor...

Coaching and mentoring: avoiding confusion

04.07.18: Dr Darren Leech, director at NHS Elect, discusses the key differences between being a coach and a mentor, and explains how leaders can make use of both tools to provide the ideal leadership style. Mentoring and coaching are two quite differ...

NHS England launches £8m campaign to bring in new talent to the service

03.07.18: The NHS will launch an £8 million campaign, funded by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, to highlight the vast range of opportunities available in the NHS for potential new recruits. The programme will initially...

Inspiring campaign launched to champion the vital role of NHS apprentices

02.07.18: ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Adrian Grove, business development director at Qube Learning, discusses the vital role of apprentices in the NHS, and what his organisation is doing to ensure that continues. As the NHS 70th Anniversary celebrations...

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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

18/07/2018MSP leads calls to ‘handcuff’ junior doctors to prevent them from leaving NHS Scotland

A prominent member of Scottish Parliament has called on the government to “handcuff” doctors to continue working in the country. ... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... 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

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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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18/07/2018As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it&r... more >
Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18/07/2018Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >

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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 >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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