Workforce and Training

King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

23.06.17: The application process for a support programme to enable charity leaders to help one another through sharing expertise and developing skills has been launched. Spearheaded by the King’s Fund, working alongside Comic Relief and the Bi...

Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

23.06.17: Co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and CEO of NHS Employers Danny Mortimer has today welcomed guarantees from the government that EU citizens will be given the right to stay in the UK after Brexit. It comes after Theresa May, speaking t...

Do something different

23.06.17: Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance of doing things differently. We know that effective, values-driven management, with a strong cul...

NHSI launches training programme to upskill managers

20.06.17: A three-year programme to upskill NHS managers in order to help them tackle growing demand for services is being launched today. The new national Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme has been designed as a free resource to upskill and supp...

Health bodies pile pressure on PM with call to scrap 1% pay cap

19.06.17: More pressure has been piled on Theresa May to scrap the 1% cap on NHS worker pay as unions representing 1.3 million health workers have today called on the prime minister to ditch the policy. In a letter signed by 15 organisations includin...

Hunt suggests controversial public sector pay cap could be scrapped

16.06.17: The recently reappointed health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has promised to “reflect back” conversations that he has with the NHS workforce to the chancellor before he makes any decision with regards to the current government freeze on p...

A great place to work

16.06.17: The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbeing (H&WB). Mike Gibney, director of workforce, and Jane Mullin, deputy director of HR, tell NHE...

Sir Andrew Cash: We are in the foothills of tackling NHS race equality

15.06.17: The NHS is still failing to address the problem of race equality in the system and will continue to do so until “we confront what the mirror tells us” delegates at NHS Confed were told yesterday. During a working lunch session...

‘Grave concern’ as more GP practices now at risk in Wales

13.06.17: The fact that the number of ‘at-risk’ GP practices in Wales has increased is of “grave concern” and a symptom of the immense pressures facing surgeries, which can vary considerably across the country, the BMA has said. ...

Creating a world-class health informatics workforce

13.06.17: Dr Harpreet Sood, associate chief clinical information officer (CCIO) at NHS England and lead on NHS Digital Academy, gives an update on the progress of the Academy and its aims. At last year’s NHS Expo, following the release of Dr Ro...

Piecemeal workforce policymaking is failing the NHS

13.06.17: Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, explains why the NHS will not be able to fulfil its efficiency goals without a serious examination of its approach to pay and the way it plans and uses its nursing...

EU nurses registering to work in UK drops by 96% since Brexit vote

12.06.17: Data collected by a key health think tank has found that there has been a 96% drop in nurses from EU countries registering to work in the UK since July last year. The information obtained by the Health Foundation from a Freedom of Informati...

Providers welcome continuity for NHS as Hunt remains at DH

12.06.17: Jeremy Hunt has held on to his position as health secretary in the cabinet reshuffle as he looks to drive on with his future plans for the NHS. It follows a strong performance by the minister in the elections, as he held on to his seat in S...

RCN offers NHS staff guidance to deal with future emergency incidents

08.06.17: Guidance has been offered to nurses and other NHS staff on how to respond in emergency incidents such as the multiple terrorist attacks that have hit the UK over the last few months. It comes after the Manchester attack on Monday 22 May as...

Consultant vacancies in Scotland shoot up by 17% in one year

07.06.17: Vacancies in consultancy positions have shot up over the past year in Scotland, prompting doctors to call on the government to improve efforts to retain and recruit staff into the profession. Figures released by the Information Services Div...

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King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

23/06/2017King’s Fund launches programme to grow third sector leadership skills

The application process for a support programme to enable charity leaders to help one another through sharing expertise and developing skills has... more >
NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

23/06/2017NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

A new tranche of sites to redesign mental health services, with plans to cut out-of-area placements, has been revealed by NHS England. The 1... more >
Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

23/06/2017Mortimer welcomes PM’s promise to keep EU staff in UK after Brexit

Co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and CEO of NHS Employers Danny Mortimer has today welcomed guarantees from the government that EU citizens... more >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

A clear strategy for change is needed for health and social care

Nigel Edwards, CEO at the Nuffield Trust, argues that it would be a lost opportunity if the next government does not seek to put both health and social care funding on a more sustainable footing.... more > more last word articles >

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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... more >

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Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

16/06/2017A great place to work

The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbe... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >

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