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Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

22.10.19: A new survey carried out on cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that their physical and mental health is being harmfully impacted by current pressure on the NHS workforce. 300, 000 people in the UK are currently being trea...

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

22.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust an overall Outstanding rating for their services provided. This is the second time the trust has received this outstanding feedback, this time acros...

Access to 24-7 confidential advice and support for all NHS doctors and dentists

21.10.19: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today more than 180,000 doctors and dentists can get confidential advice and support either over the phone or in person. For instance, if they’ve faced a stressful incident at work or feel they a...

New nationwide dental education and training movement set out

17.10.19: A widespread engagement exercise is beginning to ensure the workfare delivering future dental services meets the requirements and expectations of patients and the priorities set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Professor Simon Gregory, HEE&rs...

Offer NHS cancer screenings during lunch breaks to halt falling attendances, report recommends

16.10.19: Up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved if NHS screening programmes were offered in a wider variety of locations and times, according to recent findings by Prof Sir Mike Richards. Sir Richards, a former national cancer director and chief i...

Northumbria NHS FT rated Outstanding for the second time

16.10.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust an Outstanding rating for the second time. The trust provides community care, mental health services and secondary care for around 500,000 people acro...

Bedford Hospital recruits Australian nurses to address staff shortages

10.10.19: After Brexit uncertainty saw nearly all of its Spanish nursing staff leave in February, Bedford Hospital launched a successful recruitment drive which will now see some 237 Australian nurses arrive to work at the hospital. Council...

NHS to introduce support plan for whistle-blowers

09.10.19: NHS England members of staff who call to attention any malpractice will be supported through new dedicated system. If any doctor, nurse of NHS worker across the country was to raise the alarm on poor or unsafe practice within the NHS, they...

‘We must level with public’ on scale of NHS challenges, warn NHS Providers

08.10.19: Ministers and health leaders must “level with the public” about the true scale of the severe challenges facing the health service or public commitment to the NHS “is on the line,” a stark new report from NHS Providers has...

‘Nursing workforce have shrunk at an alarming rate’ says RCN, as nursing vacancies rise to record highs

08.10.19: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a report today, called ‘Standing up for patient and public safety’, outlining the serious staffing crisis and its potential causes. The report warns of the need for legal responsi...

Being happier at work: More sociable hours, fewer hours and a ‘thank you’

08.10.19: Public sector membership club Boundless has revealed statistics ahead of National Work Life Week which suggest money is not the only key to a happier work life. The research, which polled over 2,000 UK workers in both the public a...

Mind calls for further GP training to better inform over mental health medication side effects

02.10.19: Mental health charity, Mind, have found in their annual survey that people are being prescribed medication for mental health issues without being told of the side effects. In response, the charity is calling for more mental health training...

NHS Campaign launched to support and protect doctors in Scotland

01.10.19: The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new campaign called ‘Time for Doctors’ - the focus of which is to improve the working life of NHS doctors in Scotland, and in turn improve patient experience to the best possible care. ...

Doctors need more flexible shifts to prevent ‘burnout’

27.09.19: The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has called for more flexible working patterns to help prevent doctor burnout after a new report was published today. More doctors have been encouraged to remain in the NHS and urged the NHS to co...

CQC improve ratings for two southern NHS trusts

25.09.19: Two NHS Trusts have jumped from 'Requires Improvement' ratings to 'Good' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June and July 2019. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust ha...

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Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

22/10/2019Cancer patients’ health could be at risk due to NHS staff pressures, report warns

A new survey carried out on cancer patients by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that their physical and mental health is being harmfully impact... more >
Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22/10/2019Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Cl... more >
Cancer Research announces injection of up to £40 million into early detection research

22/10/2019Cancer Research announces injection of up to £40 million into early detection research

A new transatlantic research alliance was announced yesterday by Cancer Research UK and partners. Expansions in early detection technologies... 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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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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Providers are delivering – and here’s how

09/10/2019Providers are delivering – and here’s how

It has been a challenging few years for healthcare providers, yet they have continued to deliver high quality care despite the conditions. Adam Brimelow, director of communications at NHS Providers, outlines just how providers are managing to deliver despite the financial squeeze.   It is inevitable that the NHS’ fun... 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

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 >

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NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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 >
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 >

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