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NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02.04.20: Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, reiterated the...

NHS Providers: PPE guidance must restore confidence of clinicians

01.04.20: With increased pressure on health governing bodies to provide further, detailed guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), NHS Providers have stressed the importance of that direction meeting the demands of healthcare professions to restor...

UK to automatically extend visas for NHS front line workers

01.04.20: The Home Office has announced any doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before October 1, 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year as part of the national effort to combat coronavirus. The extensions will ap...

Temporary registration granted to 11,800 doctors by GMC

27.03.20: Following an official request by the UK government, the General Medical Council (GMC) has granted temporary registration to 11,856 doctors who had left the profession. This means the doctors are now licensed to practice medicine again in th...

Matt Hancock: ‘We are more indebted than ever to NHS staff’

27.03.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has lauded NHS staff during his response to the healthcare service’s recently released workforce statistics, which demonstrated an increase in the number of nurses and doctors. Compared with figures from...

Health Education England announce new Chief Executive

26.03.20: Health Education England (HEE) have announced it will appoint Dr Navina Evans as the organisation’s new Chief Executive following a rigorous interview process. Beginning a period of phased introduction to HEE from April 1, 2020, Dr Ev...

More than 170,000 volunteers sign up to assist the NHS

25.03.20: Following rallying cries from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, calling for an army of 250,000 volunteers, he has seen the British people respond: with more than 170,000 people already signed up to work for the NHS volunteer scheme amid the ong...

NHS Professionals launches rapid response staff bank protocol

24.03.20: In light of the ongoing challenges facing the NHS due to the coronavirus outbreak, NHS Professionals has launched the Covid-19 Rapid Response, a staff bank protocol designed to enable qualified nurses and healthcare professionals to move quickly...

Minister for Care calls upon recruitment agencies

24.03.20: Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately MP, has penned a letter to recruitment agencies operating with the health and social care workforce, calling on them to work with NHS and social care providers to help support the battle against the ongo...

NICE appoints Professor Gillian Leng as new chief executive

18.03.20: Current Deputy Chief Executive at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Professor Gillian Leng CBE, has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. Professor Leng has held her current post since 2...

Health Education England invest £10m in clinical placements

12.03.20: In order to help support and boost nursing workforce numbers, Chief Nurse at Health Education England, Mark Radford, has unveiled plans to support new undergraduate nurses with up to £10m investment. The funding will be invested into...

NHS Providers: Whole health and care system facing significant challenges

12.03.20: Following the release of the latest monthly combined data from NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHS Providers’ Director of Policy and Strategy, Miriam Deakin, has highlighted the significant challenge facing the entire health and care syst...

Leadership culture in primary care

11.03.20: Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Culture in...

Tackling toxic tribalism in the healthcare service

06.03.20: Richard Peachey, HPMA Regional Committee Member and Employee Relations Consultant, CMP It’s not surprising that relationships within groups of senior hospital doctors and consultants can become fractious. The levels of pressure and st...

We need to create a future NHS that is driven by people

06.03.20: Olivia Butterworth is Head of Public Participation for NHS England and NHS Improvement. This article first featured in the Jan/Feb issue of NHE. The NHS has long had a duty to involve ‘the public’. The discharge of this duty is...

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NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03/04/2020NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock h... more >
Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03/04/2020Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to c... more >
Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03/04/2020Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service d... 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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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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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical profession is often overstretched, with too many resources... 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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