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Government pledges £250m for NHS national artificial intelligence lab

08.08.19: The government has announced it is setting up a national artificial intelligence laboratory, accompanied by £250m in funding to help enhance patient care and research using AI. The third announcement for the NHS from Boris Johnson&rsq...

Government launch new proposals over doctors’ pensions row

07.08.19: Government ministers have drafted up new proposals for England and Wales, aimed at ending the row with doctors over pensions. Doctors had started refusing to work overtime shifts because changes to the amount that can be accrued tax-free me...

GMC opens new £2.5m Manchester test centre for overseas doctors

02.08.19: The General Medical Council (GMC) is set to welcome the first overseas doctors to its new £2.5m test centre in Manchester, where they will take part in a rigorous half-day assessment of their practical skills. Seventy-two doctors...

The NHS Workforce Challenge: How to plug the gap

01.08.19: Featured in July/August issue of NHE   Derek Bell OBE, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, asks what needs to happen to plug the NHS workforce gap. Recruitment and retention of staff is one of the most imp...

HRH The Princess Royal visits Royal Cornwall Hospital maternity services

29.07.19: HRH The Princess Royal - who is a patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - met with midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs), student midwives and other members of staff at The Princess Alexandra Maternity Wing on 26 July for royal reco...

NIHR appoint Professor Miles Witham as new national lead for ageing

26.07.19: Professor Miles Witham, who currently serves as professor of trials for older people at Newcastle University, has been appointed as the national speciality lead (NSL) for ageing for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical...

Health secretary announces £20m NHS young people careers funding

24.07.19: The health and social care secretary has announced £20m funding to support 10,000 young people from all backgrounds to get a career in the NHS. This will be matched by £7m from the Prince’s Trust. The 3-year pre-employment...

Controversial new prevention green paper ‘a step in the right direction’

23.07.19: The long-awaited prevention green paper has been published by the government, including a host of policies targeting ill-health such as proposals tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets. The ‘Advancing our health: prevention in...

Pay rise announced for thousands of medical professionals

23.07.19: Thousands of NHS doctors and dentists are set to receive one of the biggest pay rises in a decade, the health and social care secretary has announced. The announcement from Matt Hancock came in response to the 47th report of the Review Body...

NHS Providers responds to senior clinicians pension consultations

23.07.19: NHS Providers deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, has responded to the launch of a consultation on a 50:50 option for NHS pensions from the Department of Health and Social Care. Under the current system, many senior clinicians are...

NHS appoint new deputy chief people officer

23.07.19: NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice to the role of deputy chief people officer. The new position will play a leading role in supporting delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan, by developing and imple...

Government consulting senior clinicians on NHS pensions changes

22.07.19: Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, is asking consultants, GPs and other senior clinicians for their views on proposals to change NHS pensions to allow clinicians to take on extra work caring for patients, without fear of receiving h...

HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

19.07.19: Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed that it will invest £2m in 2019/20 to boost the learning disability workforce, with an extra 230 registered nurses and 150 trainee nursing associates. The significant investment will provid...

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...

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UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

16/08/2019UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Comm... more >
Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

15/08/2019Government announces £25m Brexit medicines ‘express freight service’

In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed train service to ferry medicine to the UK from Fran... more >
CQC rates Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘Good’

14/08/2019CQC rates Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘Good’

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a score of ‘Good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). ... 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 >
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 >
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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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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