Workforce and Training

NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

22.02.19: Staff at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust could be forced out of their homes as the trust’s plans to close the accommodation at the facility have been brought forward. A letter sent by the trust to tenants, seen by NHE, out...

NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

21.02.19: The government has pledged to provide better mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff as part of its ‘workforce implementation plan,’ based on the recommendations of Health Education England’s (HEE) Staff and Learners&...

NHS pays £35m in tax penalties for staff breaching pension limits

21.02.19: Nearly £35m was paid by the NHS for thousands of staff members who broke limits on pensions savings, according to the Financial Times. Data released to the FT by the NHS Business Services Authority reportedly shows that there wer...

Suicidal NHS employee unfairly dismissed after being issued with ‘appalling’ legal threat by trust

20.02.19: An NHS staff member was threatened with legal action by an ambulance trust after he reported feeling suicidal and was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal ruled, in the most “appalling response” judges had seen. The tribun...

Trust tells NHS staff they have to reapply for new jobs at Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals

20.02.19: Up to 50 members of NHS staff working at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been told they must apply for new jobs in the NHS. The trust has told the staff they need to apply for new roles as part of a major restructure in...

Under-fire trust chair to step down following calls from MPs to resign

20.02.19: The under-fire chair of the Dudley Group NHS FT has announced she will leave the position after four local MPs called for her to resign. Jenni Ord said she would leave the West Midlands trust at the end of April, stating that she wanted to...

CQC calls on patients to ‘Declare Your Care’ and air concerns with treatment to help it improve services

19.02.19: The CQC has called on the public to raise more of their concerns about their treatment as part of its new campaign ‘Declare Your Care,’ as research shows that two-thirds of patients who speak out see their care improve. The heal...

NHSX: Hancock unveils new digital unit to bring together all of NHS’s tech leaders

19.02.19: Matt Hancock has unveiled the creation of a new digital unit dubbed NHSX tasked with bringing forward technological innovation and will take over many of the digital responsibilities currently handled by NHS England in a bid to speed up the NHS&...

Why resilience training should be compulsory for all healthcare undergraduates

19.02.19: Guest blogger Shirley O’Keeffe, expert in employee wellness, stress management and resilience with 20 years’ experience working in healthcare, explains why resilience training should be compulsory for all health and social care under...

Patient sentenced to jail after attempting to murder Watford GP with crossbow

18.02.19: A patient who tried to kill his GP with a crossbow four days after the death of his father has been jailed for 20 years. Mark Waterfall, 46, reportedly blamed Dr Gary Griffith for his father’s death, and entered the GP’s surgery...

A&E waiting time performance hits all time low as NHS ‘buckles under the strain’

15.02.19: A&E waiting time performances in NHS trusts in England have hit their lowest level since regards began, according to the latest NHS statistics. The NHS’s performance against the flagship four-hour target has hit its lowest level s...

‘No end in sight’: CQC takes urgent action at East Kent FT as children put at risk by staffing levels

14.02.19: The CQC has taken “urgent action” to protect the children being cared for by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust after they were being put at risk by “unsafe” staffing levels. Inspectors found that th...

Family demand wider inquiry into NHS nurse’s death after cervical cancer missed by Bristol trust

14.02.19: The bereaved family of a nurse has called for a full independent inquiry into her care after it took six attempts for her cancer to be diagnosed. Julie O’Connor died on 4 February at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, but days before her...

Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

14.02.19: Sam Ward, director of commissioned services at the Royal Voluntary Service, argues that the right training can help harness the power of volunteering in the NHS. Royal Voluntary Service has been supporting the NHS since it was created, offe...

Leading and managing experts

14.02.19: A coaching conversation is likely to yield the best results. Managing experts in the health industry can be a challenging and varying responsibility. Dr Darren Leech, director and coach at NHS Elect, tells more on how to unlock your team’s...

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NHS England, DHSC rejects reports that patients’ 30-year right to choose where they are treated is under threat

22/02/2019NHS England, DHSC rejects reports that patients’ 30-year right to choose where they are treated is under threat

NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have rejected reports that the rights of patients to be able to choose where they... more >
NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

22/02/2019NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

Staff at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust could be forced out of their homes as the trust’s plans to close the accommodation at ... more >
NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

21/02/2019NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

The government has pledged to provide better mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff as part of its ‘workforce implementation pla... 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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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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Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

20/02/2019Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

In January the NHS released its much-anticipated Long Term plan, pledging to save 500,000 lives through new prevent strategies, and making a concerted effort to improve the general public’s health. But Simon Keen, media relations manager at NHS Providers, poses the question: Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan? Brexit. Bruss... more >
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Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

14/02/2019Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

Sam Ward, director of commissioned services at the Royal Voluntary Service, argues that the right training can help harness the power of voluntee... more >
ICO: Cyber security and the NHS

14/02/2019ICO: Cyber security and the NHS

Peter Brown, acting head of technology policy at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), explains the importance of good practice in data pr... more >
Leading and managing experts

14/02/2019Leading and managing experts

A coaching conversation is likely to yield the best results. Managing experts in the health industry can be a challenging and varying responsibil... more >
Mesothelioma in the UK: a growing fight

14/02/2019Mesothelioma in the UK: a growing fight

The health impacts of asbestos in the UK can cast a much wider net than those in the construction and building sector. Liz Darlison, head of serv... 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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