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Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22.06.18: NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up his current role in May 2012, managed the NHS finances “during one of the most financially ch...

Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22.06.18: Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A report released today by the commission shows that the majority of walk-in and urgent care centres...

Under attack

20.06.18: One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the trend in recent years has been alarmingly upwards, with no part of the NHS seemingly immune, writes Sara Gorton, UNISON head of health. UNISON – the biggest heal...

Government relaxes visa rules, allowing more overseas staff to join NHS

14.06.18: The health and social care secretary has confirmed reports that doctors and nurses will be removed from tier 2 visa caps, after pressure from the industry. NHE reported yesterday that a relaxation of the rules will mean that thousands...

Lord Hunt: Undermining the Agenda for Change

13.06.18: Lord Philip Hunt, Labour’s shadow spokesperson for health and social care, discusses the damage that wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS) companies are inflicting on the NHS, and how they’re undermining the Agenda for Change pay scales. ...

May expected to relax controversial immigration cap on overseas NHS doctors

13.06.18: Theresa May is expected to accede to demands from her cabinet and relax the immigration rules which currently prevent the NHS from hiring sufficient numbers of overseas doctors. Today’s news comes after home secretary Sajid Javid conf...

‘Fear of failure’ and gaps in information sharing could be holding back NHS value

12.06.18: Failures in sharing good practice and innovation is preventing the NHS from improving patient care and making long-term savings, industry leaders have said. In a new paper shared exclusively with NHE by the NHS Confederation, the group has...

Union backing means NHS workers to receive new pay deal of 6.5%

08.06.18: Over a million NHS workers are to receive a 6.5% pay increase in a new deal after votes were passed in favour by 13 unions. Following a six-week consultation with members, 77% of trade unions accepted the proposed pay deal which will b...

Is the glass ceiling much lower than we realised?

08.06.18: It is astonishing that so little attention has been given to the publication of the gender pay gap in the NHS – especially when figures suggest that if we don’t address low pay imbalances, the issue will become incredibly hard to shi...

Apprenticeships must not repeat mistakes of the past, RCN warns

07.06.18: Nursing apprenticeships could put patients and apprentices at risk, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. The RCN believes that apprenticeships risk putting pressure on overstretched NHS services as they place responsibility for traini...

Apprenticeship levy: more flexibility is needed

06.06.18: Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, asks for three key changes that will significantly help the health service deliver the government’s apprenticeship vision as well as the upcoming NHS workforce strategy. Employers in t...

Javid ‘can see problem’ with tier 2 visa cap

04.06.18: The tier 2 visa cap which has led to overseas doctors being denied visas to work in the UK is to be revised, home secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed. Last week, NHE reported that little progress had been made on the relation of visa rules intr...

Hull NHS trust ‘requires improvement’ after CQC inspection

01.06.18: CQC inspectors have rated one of the largest trusts in England as ‘requires improvement’ today, citing inconsistencies in follow-up appointments and the storing of patient’s records as cause for concern in the trust. The i...

Two in five GPs in England to leave profession within five years, DHSC survey shows

31.05.18: Two in every five GPs plan to quit within the next five years—the highest figure ever recorded by a government-backed survey. Over 92% said they faced high or considerable pressure from increasing workloads, while 85.3% of respondents...

Major medical bodies call for trainee job flexibility and study budget reforms

30.05.18: Enhancements to the recruitment process and the introduction of more flexible training opportunities were some of the improvements outlined by Health Education England (HEE) in a new report published today.  In collaboration with the B...

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Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

22/06/2018Councillors fear identity crisis following CCG merger

Members of one of Kent’s leading councils have voiced their concerns against an upcoming merger between CCGs in the area. Cllr Wendy P... more >
Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

22/06/2018Top NHS England boss to leave the organisation

NHS England’s chief financial officer will leave the post after 11 years. Paul Baumann CBE, who joined NHS London in 2007, and took up... more >
Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

22/06/2018Most urgent primary care services ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

Over eight in 10 primary care services are providing good care, despite mounting work force and commissioning pressures, the CQC has said. A... 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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The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

06/06/2018The impact of NICE on cardiovascular disease prevention

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director Health and Social Care at NICE, looks into what can be done to decrease cardiovascular disease nationally and how to prevent missed opportunities in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for just over a quarter of deaths and affects around 7 million people in the UK. ... more >
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Getting more out of our medicines

20/06/2018Getting more out of our medicines

Paul Chrisp, programme director of medicines and technologies at NICE, describes how the organisation is re-purposing drugs in order to improve p... more >
Under attack

20/06/2018Under attack

One attack against an NHS worker is one too many. But unfortunately, the trend in recent years has been alarmingly upwards, with no part of the N... more >
Lessons from WannaCry

20/06/2018Lessons from WannaCry

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, warns that the UK Government must take seriously the threat of a more soph... more >
A hostile environment

20/06/2018A hostile environment

Dr Terry John, chair of the BMA’s international committee, gives his thoughts on the government’s visa and immigration policy and its... more >

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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 >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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