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Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03.07.20: Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak, following an agreement reached between the Government, NHS and telecommunications...

HEIW sets new framework to assist pharmacy technicians

02.07.20: A first-of-its-kind advanced practice framework, developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), has been launched to assist pharmacy technicians develop their career pathways. The framework sets out standards for the knowledge...

NHS Shared Business Services appoints new Managing Director

01.07.20: Erika Bannerman has been appointed as the new Managing Director of NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) following the departure of David Morris. Ms Bannerman joins NHS SBS following a successful career to date in senior leadership, having...

New Leeds cancer research centre appoints leaders

01.07.20: Two internationally-acclaimed researchers, Professor David Sebag-Montefiore and Professor John Ladbury, have been appointed to lead a major new interdisciplinary research centre which has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefr...

How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

01.07.20: From May/June 2020 edition Trish Stephenson, Head of Facilities Management Strategy, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) We are facing unprecedented times, both as a health service and as a nation. Organisations, charities and healthcare wor...

Extension for universities to bid on healthcare course places

30.06.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has agreed to extend the timetable for universities to apply for extra places, in order to meet the previously-announced additional 5,000 ring-fenced places for nursing, midwifery and allied health courses in Englan...

Empower your superheroes to power your organisation

29.06.20: Words provided by Quinyx, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive The year 2020 has been nothing short of cataclysmic for the entire world. Not a single person would disagree that Covid-19 has changed everything. While being in th...

NHS rolls out additional support for pregnant BAME women

29.06.20: After new analysis showed pregnant black women were eight times more likely and Asian women four times as likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, the NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant women of a Black, Asian and Ethnic...

Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network launched

26.06.20: NHS Confederation has launched the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network to transform the NHS so that members of the LGBTQ+ community can be assured of equal treatment, receive the best care and work in an inclusive environment across the healt...

NHS workforce statistics demonstrate rise in staffing numbers

26.06.20: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has praised the increase in NHS staffing numbers, after the recently published monthly NHS workforce data for up to the end of March 2020 by NHS Digital showed a significant rise in numbers. Compared to last ye...

NHS England launches first virtual pride to support LGBT+ community

25.06.20: NHS England are set to host its first-ever ‘Virtual Pride’ to celebrate and involve all NHS LGBT+ staff and allies, marking the time of year thousands of people would ordinarily be gearing up for Pride season. Taking place on Fr...

RCGP predicts surge in patients with PTSD post-coronavirus

22.06.20: A number of learning materials initially developed to assist GP practices in providing targeted support to military veterans returning from war zones and adjusting back to civilian life are set to be reworked by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) a...

Sir Simon Stevens pays tribute to Windrush generation

22.06.20: NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has marked Windrush Day 2020 by paying tribute to the “essential contribution” of the Windrush generation to the health service and hoping to use the day not just to appropriately remember past e...

NHS Confederation: Action needed to protect BAME community

17.06.20: Following publication of the Public Health England report into Covid-19 and its impacts on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, NHS Confederation have called for decisive action. The report, titled Understanding the impact o...

Public Health England launches free psychological first aid training

16.06.20: Frontline staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new psychological first aid training course online today for free, being offered by Public Health England (PHE). ...

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our he... more >
Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

03/07/2020Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

Patients may be set to receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and Crohn’s dis... more >
Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03/07/2020Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the cor... 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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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... 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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