Make doing the right thing easy

11.10.17: Kay Currie, professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, ‘Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention’ (SHIP) research group, at Glasgow Caledonian University, outlines approaches to overcoming the challenges of engag...

STAR: an innovative app for speech therapy

11.10.17: Dr Stuart Cunningham, a senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, on a new app set to support speech and language professionals to deliver articulation therapy. The use of speech technology is growing r...

The value of health creation

11.10.17: Dr Brian Fisher, vice chair of the New NHS Alliance, outlines the many benefits of investing in health creation. We live in one of the richest nations in the world. Yet, those living in poorer areas die earlier and suffer more years of ill...

Developing a new type of think tank

11.10.17: James Roach of the National Collaborative Group explains how the new and unique think tank is moving from rhetoric to action in order to help deliver a more sustainable NHS. As an experienced healthcare director and someone who is well-vers...

A digital framework that works for the NHS

09.10.17: In response to the ever-increasing opportunities to use innovative digital technology to carry out essential admin tasks, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) first developed a ‘Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition & Outsourced Tran...

Preventing a never

09.10.17: Maryanne Mariyaselvam, NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Fellow at NHS England and clinical research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and Peter Young, consultant in critical care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, on a new de...

Focusing on document scanning

09.10.17: As the NHS focuses on achieving ever-greater savings, Vinny Butler, service delivery manager at NHS Prescription Services, describes how the organisation has highlighted its document scanning operation as a massive efficiency opportunity. T...

Innovative technology and better patient care

09.10.17: Karen Evans, writing on behalf of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT (UHMBT), explains the work being undertaken at the trust to roll out clinically-led electronic patient records (EPR). Over the past eight months the Bay Health a...

Accelerating access to treatment and markets

04.10.17: Hilary Newiss, chair of National Voices, on the latest significant developments of the Accelerated Access Review (AAR) from her perspective as patient champion. There is some cause for optimism when it comes to implementation of the AAR.&nb...

The next generation of estate partnerships

04.10.17: Graham Spence, commercial director at Community Health Partnerships (CHP), examines how public-private partnerships (PPPs) could allow areas to rethink and redesign their estate. We face an important and urgent question: how will the NHS an...

At a pivotal point

04.10.17: Richard Price, Scan4Safety programme manager at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHNT), runs through the many efficiency and safety benefits of using barcode scanning in the healthcare sector. Following the successful award of £2m by the...

18 months in UK digital health

02.10.17: Yinka Makinde, programme director at DigitalHealth.London, takes a look at the areas of digital best practice that have emerged in the NHS over the past 18 months – as well as those where providers need to catch up. A lot has happened...

No one can serve two masters

02.10.17: The time has come for the NHS to fix the unethical situation of consultants taking up part-time work in competing private hospitals, argues Angus Wallace, emeritus professor of orthopaedic & accident surgery at the University of Nottingham a...

The NICE way of supporting STPS

02.10.17: Nicola Bent, programme director of system engagement at NICE, on how her organisation is helping health and care bodies develop sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) at a local level. Our evidence-based guidance plays an imp...

NHS pricing: driving new care models

02.10.17: Monique Duffy-Brogan, chief pricing officer at NHS Improvement (NHSI), on the details of a new handbook designed to support accountable care organisations (ACOs) in creating new payment models. At the moment, most patients face a fragmented...

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Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

18/10/2017Our Health Heroes: NHS awards ceremony unveils shortlist

With the NHS facing unprecedented demand and difficult working conditions, it’s incredible that the workforce across the country still delivers great care to patients every single day. Requiring care is never a pleasant experience, but having a brilliant member of staff look after can make a huge difference to a quick recovery. For that reason, it’s important to recognise the support staff who work so hard to give patients p... more >
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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 >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >
Improving care at the touch of a screen

08/08/2017Improving care at the touch of a screen

When it comes to dementia, having a calm and safe environment can have a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life. NHE’s Jos... more >

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The Refugee Doctor Initiative

The Refugee Doctor Initiative

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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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Why don’t you write to your patients

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The president of the Royal College of Surgeon... more >