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Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19.09.18: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and prevention. A tech transformation is coming, according to the new health secretary. Matt Hancock...

New boss appointed for North Durham cross-CCG leadership team

17.09.18: Dr Neil O’Brien has been chosen to head a joint leadership and management team across five north east clinical commissioning groups. NHS CCGs across Durham and Tees Valley will work together under the newly appointed accountable offic...

New law doubling jail time for assaulting emergency workers receives Royal Assent

13.09.18: A new law which will double jail times for anyone who assaults emergency workers has received Royal Assent today. The maximum sentence for a new offence will double from six to 12 months in prison and will also lead to tougher sentences bei...

CCG chairman resigns over ‘conflict of interest’ after private provider deal

12.09.18: Dr Dan Bunstone has stepped down as chairman of Warrington CCG due to his role with a private online GP provider which is now set to work with the NHS. Bunstone was appointed as chief medical officer for the private healthcare company Push...

Our unsung NHS heroes

12.09.18: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management’ published by Oxford University Press, writes for NHE to discuss the too often ignored hard work and compass...

NHS nursing shortages risk becoming a ‘national emergency’

11.09.18: The number of NHS vacancies have risen by almost 10% in the first quarter of this year and are expected to continue rising with experts warning that “widespread and growing nursing shortages now risk becoming a national emergency.” ...

Former chief executive at struggling trust finds new interim CEO role at Croydon

10.09.18: Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed former East Kent CEO Matthew Kershaw as interim chief executive in a bid to take the trust “on the next chapter of its improvement journey.” Kershaw resigned from East Kent Hospita...

Lord David Prior chosen as next chair of NHS England

05.09.18: Former health minister Lord David Prior has been named as the government's chosen candidate to be the next chair of NHS England. Taking over from Sir Malcom Grant in autumn, Lord Prior has plenty of previous experience in high-level leaders...

Overseas healthcare staff could cost almost £500m post-Brexit, RCP says

05.09.18: Employing overseas healthcare staff could cost almost £500m a year following Britain’s departure from the EU, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has claimed. In a statement released today, president elect Dr Andrew Goddard sa...

Patients and staff being ‘failed’ by SNP government, Scottish Labour says

04.09.18: Vacancies in NHS Scotland for positions such occupational therapists and physiotherapists have reached a record high with almost 600 posts available, new figures show. Statistics outlined by Labour today highlighted that Scotland’s ho...

London foundation trust appoints new chief executive

04.09.18: The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT has appointed Sarah Tedford as its new chief executive. Tedford, who has more than 30 years of NHS experience, will join the trust from Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital, where she is currently the CEO. ...

Quarter of student nurses drop out before graduating

03.09.18: One in four students dropped out of their degrees before graduation, according to shocking new figures from the Health Foundation. UK healthcare services are already struggling to cope in the face a significant shortage of nurses, and the r...

NHSI calls for ‘bank first’ approach to save £500m in agency staff costs this year

31.08.18: Cutting agency staff could free up to £480m to reinvest into NHS services and improve patient care, NHS Improvement (NHSI) has said today. In a statement released by the NHS regulator, temporary staff such as nurses and doctors suppli...

Dame Julie Moore joins board at troubled special-measures trust

30.08.18: Dame Julie Moore will join the director’s board at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as an associate non-executive director in October. Dame Julie will step down from her role as chief executive from University Hospitals Birmin...

Dr Bawa-Garba: GMC boss faces calls to resign over handling of legal case

29.08.18: The head of the General Medical Council (GMC) is facing calls to step down from his role over the handling of a legal case which saw Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba struck off from the medical register. The Hospital Consultants Specialists Association...

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Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

20/09/2018Council and NHS consider merging into a single public authority

Scottish Borders Council has put forward plans for a single public authority in the region in a proposed submission to a local government review.... more >
Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

20/09/2018Sir Robert Francis chosen as new Healthwatch chair

Healthwatch England has appointed Sir Robert Francis QC as its new a chair, taking over from current chair Jane Mordue after her three-year tenur... more >
Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

20/09/2018Integrated care systems ‘need dedicated funding and law changes to succeed’

National health leaders need to invest time into developing appropriate legislation, reforming regulation, redesigning financial architectures an... 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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Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

19/09/2018Lord Darzi: Seize the opportunity

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham is the Paul Hamlyn chair of surgery at Imperial College, a surgeon working in the NHS and, from 2007-09, was health minister under Labour. Here, he highlights the importance of innovation in the NHS, and the exciting prospects it might bring if we’re brave enough to seize the opportunities ahead. S... more >
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The Hospital Energy Project

19/09/2018The Hospital Energy Project

The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and redu... more >
Social media's role in health

19/09/2018Social media's role in health

Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nurs... more >
Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19/09/2018Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and pr... more >
GDEs: Never stop learning

19/09/2018GDEs: Never stop learning

Paul Charnley, director of IT and information at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT, discusses what his organisation has learnt from bein... 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 >
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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