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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working as doctors within the NHS. The commitments were made in its review of the Post Graduate Medical...

NHS trusts, councils and police to tackle serious crime under ‘public health duty’

15.07.19: NHS trusts, local authorities and police forces will all be required to work together to tackle serious violence under the new ‘public health duty’. Unveiled by home secretary Sajid Javid in response to a sharp spike in kni...

Martin Marshall named chair-elect of RCGP

15.07.19: Professor Martin Marshall has been named the new chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term. Mr Marshall is a GP in Newham, East London and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at&nbs...

Health Education England goals for 2019-2020 defined in new mandate

12.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has been given its new mandate by the Government, defining the organisation’s goals and role in the coming 2019-2020 year. The mandate outlines HEE’s fundamental role in helping to improve the qual...

Sir Ron Kerr set to take over as chair of NHS Providers

11.07.19: NHS Providers has announced that Sir Ron Kerr will take over as the next chair of the organisation on 1 January 2020, when the term of the current chair, Dame Gill Morgan, ends. Sir Ron Kerr has a long and distinguished...

NHS Providers: National Retention Programme to help workforce shortages

10.07.19: NHS Providers deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, has praised the rollout of the National Retention Programme by NHS England and NHS Improvement as a viable solution to workforce shortages. The National Retention Programme (NRP) w...

NHS rolls out National Retention Programme to tackle shortages

10.07.19: The NHS has announced that it will be rolling out a employee retention scheme that has already helped keep more than 1,000 nurses, midwives and other clinicians to also cover staff working in general practice as well as hospitals. Over...

NHS Providers welcomes manageable workloads progress, but calls for NHS education investment

08.07.19: NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery has welcomed a report published by the General Medical Council on the results of their national training surveys which suggested progress towards more manageable workloads was happening, thoug...

Prince of Wales joins forces with RCN to launch nursing cadet scheme

02.07.19: HRH the Prince of Wales and Royal College of Nursing CEO Dame Donna Kinnair have launched a pioneering scheme designed to give young members of uniformed organisations an introduction to potential careers in nursing and the wider NHS family. ...

NHSI and NHSE appoint chief nurse for the north west from top Manchester trust

28.06.19: The chief nurse at a top performing Manchester trust has been appointed as the new chief nurse in the North West by NHS England and NHS Improvement. Jackie Bird, the current chief nurse and executive director of nursing and quality at the C...

Health, social care and digitalising the NHS: Health Plus Care 2019 review

27.06.19: It’s only been a year since the last Health Plus Care, the largest annual integrated healthcare event in the UK, but in London this week it was clear just how much had changed over the last 12 months. As thousands descended on the ExC...

NHS Wales gives staff access to Office 365 software

27.06.19: The NHS in Wales have signed a deal to give their 100,000 staff access to Office 365 software tools. It is part of a plan to transform the infrastructure in the service, which falls behind NHS systems in other parts of the UK. The deal...

NHS Providers says more to be done to support equality and diversity

25.06.19: Following the publication of a report by the General Medical Council on the disproportionate referrals of BAME doctors to fitness to practice processes, NHS Providers have called for greater efforts to be made in supporting equality an...

Liaison celebrates its 30-year heritage with a rebrand to Liaison Group

25.06.19: Liaison, a financial and workforce services provider to the NHS and health care organisations, has rebranded following significant growth of its specialist services. Liaison Group is a well-established and trusted partner, saving millions f...

Britain gets behind Boundless' Public Service Day campaign

24.06.19: Britain finally said ‘thank you’ to the country’s 5.37m public sector workers following a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Public Service Day. The day, which took place on Sunday June 23 this year, was launched by...

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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17/07/2019HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working ... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17/07/2019East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspec... 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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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me explain. TRexit is the name given to a national... more >
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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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national traini... more >

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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 >
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 >

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