Workforce and Training

Number of nurses increases by 8,570 in the past year

27.02.20: The Government has announced nursing numbers in the NHS have gone up by 8,570 nurses over the past year, as they work towards their ambitious goals of increasing the NHS nursing workforce by 50,000 in the next five years. These staff increa...

NHS Digital annual report shows increase in adult social care workforce

27.02.20: An additional 1,000 adult social services roles were filled in local authorities across England, according to the latest NHS Digital annual report on local authority-employed adult social care workforce in England. As of September 2019, the...

Royal Voluntary Service: The power of NHS volunteers

25.02.20: Sam Ward, Deputy CEO and Director of Services, Royal Voluntary Service, explains why one year on from the Long Term Plan, NHS volunteers are more important than ever Last year, the NHS Long Term plan announced a commitment to double the num...

Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24.02.20: Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes throug...

Health Foundation responds to new government immigration system

19.02.20: Following the unveiling of the government’s new post-Brexit immigration visa plans, the Health Foundation have warned it risks furthering the current social care crisis. Under the government’s new proposals, the UK would move to...

NHS Providers: We must build on progress supporting staff

18.02.20: Following the release of the NHS Staff Survey 2019, NHS Providers has reiterated the need for our healthcare service to build on progress to ensure staff feel valued, safe and supported. Responding the survey, Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief...

NHS Forth Valley appoint new chairwoman

17.02.20: NHS Forth Valley have appointed Janie McCusker to serve as the trust’s new chairwoman, replacing the outgoing Alex Linkston. Ms McCusker currently serves as the chairwoman of the Glasgow Colleges Regional Board and had a lengthy 22-ye...

Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership: Hope

17.02.20: Independent consultant and strategic advisor Dean Royles continues his series on The Unappreciated Qualities of Leadership. You can find links to his previous pieces here.   Those that follow me on Twitter and Instagram will know...

Nursing apprenticeships boost to deliver NHS Long Term Plan

12.02.20: That was the demand of Ruth May, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, as she called on NHS organisations to offer a greater number of nursing apprenticeships to local people in order to help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan and improve patient c...

RCN launches independent governance review

04.02.20: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has started an independent review of its internal decision-making process and governance. The review will be led by the Centre for Public Scrutiny and was called by members during RCN Congress in 2019 foll...

NHS Providers welcomes Jeremy Hunt as health select committee chair

30.01.20: Following the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as chair of the health and social care select committee, NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson has welcomed him into the new role. In his new role, Mr Hunt will head a committee of MPs who scrut...

Enhancing system leadership: The key role of non-executive directors

24.01.20: Words by Kevan Taylor and Dean Royles. Kevan and Dean offer their expertise to organisations and systems by providing strategic support, advice and development. The run up to the general election provided much speculation and many prom...

Ofsted: Work placements for young adults with disabilities rated 'Good'

24.01.20: A work placement scheme helping young people with disabilities has earned an overall ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted report. Health Education England’s programme, Project Choice, supports people with disabilities, learni...

New £8m ambulance station announced in Cardiff

23.01.20: A new multi-million-pound ambulance station for Cardiff was announced yesterday (Jan 22) to boost productivity among Welsh Ambulance Services. The Welsh government has committed to an £8m investment into a new, cutting edge facility i...

NHS Employers launches international recruitment toolkit

22.01.20: NHS Employers has today (Jan 22) published a new international recruitment toolkit commissioned by Department for Health and Social Care, in collaboration with NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England. The new toolkit i...

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NHS Providers: Urgent action plan needed to mitigate winter pressures

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This latest weekly winter reporting data published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, which has seen NHS performance improve slightly. Dire... more >
Number of nurses increases by 8,570 in the past year

27/02/2020Number of nurses increases by 8,570 in the past year

The Government has announced nursing numbers in the NHS have gone up by 8,570 nurses over the past year, as they work towards their ambitious goa... more >
NHS Digital annual report shows increase in adult social care workforce

27/02/2020NHS Digital annual report shows increase in adult social care workforce

An additional 1,000 adult social services roles were filled in local authorities across England, according to the latest NHS Digital annual repor... more >

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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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Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

24/02/2020Too much emphasis on leadership development… and not enough

Words by Dean Royles and Kevan Taylor, who continue their regular contribution to NHE’s blog content. Kevan and Dean work in organisations and systems providing strategic support, advice and development. Every time the NHS goes through one of its many, many structural reorganisations, there is a renewed emphasis on the importance of... 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

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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

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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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

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Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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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

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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 >

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