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Listening to the frontline

15.08.18: Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and national medical director at Health Education England (HEE), shares insight into the work of her organisation and explores the ways in which we must prepare the NHS for its...

Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13.08.18: The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba said she was “whole-heartedly sorry” for mistakes that led to the death of a six-year-old b...

Quarter of patients have to wait a week or longer to see GP, major survey shows

09.08.18: Almost a quarter of patients have to wait a week or longer to see their family doctor, figures have revealed— with health bosses saying the NHS is “running at boiling point all year round.” Latest figures from NHS England&...

Nurse who committed suicide after dismissal was ‘treated unfairly’ by trust managers

09.08.18: An independent review into a London NHS trust’s dismissal of a nurse who went on to take his own life found that he was treated unfairly during his time at work. Amin Abdullah set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace in February...

NHS Tayside rejects report of £300k pay-off for former CEO

08.08.18: Claims made this week that a former chief executive at NHS Tayside received a £300,000 “golden handshake” after she left her post have been rubbished by the region’s chair. John Brown, chairman at NHS Tayside, wrote...

GP Forward View needs urgent overhaul with £2.5bn cash injection, RCGP chair says

08.08.18: The NHS’s GP Forward View needs an extra £2.5bn a year or rising pressures will cause doctors to leave the profession, the chair of a leading GP body has said. In its second annual assessment of the Forward View— which, wh...

It’s time to invest in our support staff

08.08.18: 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...

NHS England director resigns following controversial anonymous comments

06.08.18: The director of primary care of NHS England has resigned following posting inflammatory comments about doctors online. Dr Arvind Madan resigned after The Sun revealed he had an anonymous account ‘Devil’s Advocate’ in Pulse...

Don’t just consult on an NHS 10-year plan – co-create it

03.08.18: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management’ published by Oxford University Press, makes the case for radical collaboration to plan for the future of th...

Care and compassion when it matters the most

03.08.18: Kirstie Stott, managing director of The Inspiring Leaders Network, writes for NHE to ask: how do we shift to seeing our senior leaders as also needing care and compassion when it matters the most? The recent report from The Kings Fund, &lsq...

Hospital serving Dominic Raab’s constituency warns Brexit ‘will break NHS’

02.08.18: A hospital serving the constituents of Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has published a damning Brexit impact report, in which it warns Brexit “will break the NHS.” The paper from Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, obtained by...

Scottish government rejects concerns of plans to merge NHS boards

01.08.18: NHS boards in the north of Scotland will not merge as the government claims it has “absolutely no plans” to bring services together.  Concerns over whether the boards would merge rose after NHS Tayside said they would be co...

Workforce wellbeing: not just another tickbox

01.08.18: Gillian Felton, head of people development, engagement and wellbeing at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, on the process of appointing Wellbeing Warriors in order to boost workplace health. I&rsquo...

Four-fifths of doctors negative about Brexit as BMA throws weight behind ‘final say’ deal

31.07.18: Britain’s departure from the EU would have a detrimental impact on the NHS, four out of five doctors have said. In a survey published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, nearly four-fifths (79.4%) of the 1,172 doctors...

Staff struggling to cope with record A&E numbers due to unprecedented heatwave

27.07.18: Hospitals across the country are “back to winter conditions” in dealing with record A&E numbers due to an unprecedented stint of hot weather this summer, NHS chiefs have said. Following the hottest day of the year yesterday...

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Four Derbyshire CCGs consider merger to deal with £95m deficit

15/08/2018Four Derbyshire CCGs consider merger to deal with £95m deficit

CCGs in Derbyshire are to discuss plans on how they can source £51m of savings. After a three-week public consultation period, which e... more >
Plans for single AO across three CCGs in doubt due to localism fears, but full merger still possible

15/08/2018Plans for single AO across three CCGs in doubt due to localism fears, but full merger still possible

Plans to create a single accountable officer (AO) for three major Leicestershire CCGs have been cast into doubt, as concerns were raised about a ... more >
NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

15/08/2018NHS England blocks expansion plans for ‘GP at Hand’ app citing safety fears

Plans to expand the ‘GP at Hand’ smartphone app outside of London have been blocked by NHS chiefs citing patient safety concerns. ... 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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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE Almost a third of over-65s in the UK have a fall at least once a year, with a... more >
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Listening to the frontline

15/08/2018Listening to the frontline

Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and national medical director at Health Education England (HEE), shares insig... more >
Medication without harm

15/08/2018Medication without harm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Third Global Patient Safety Challenge, ‘Medication without harm,’ is ambitious, b... more >
Stepping up the fight against AMR

15/08/2018Stepping up the fight against AMR

Professor Mark Baker, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, explains what the organisation is doing to support the fight against antimic... more >
Population health for the 21st century

15/08/2018Population health for the 21st century

NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) chief executive David Hare discusses the themes covered at his organisation’s Confed18 panel debate on populat... 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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