Changing our digital culture and safeguarding patient data

08.08.17: Joanna Smith, chief information officer at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS FT (RBHT), says that as the NHS becomes more digital it has to get better at supporting and funding the consequential impacts on IT infrastructure. Like all of my...

A centre for medicines optimisation research and education

04.08.17: Dr Yogini Jani, a consultant pharmacist at University College London Hospitals NHS FT (UCLH), discusses a collaboration with UCL School of Pharmacy that aims to transform patient care by making medicines safer and easier to take. Left to ri...

A community service

04.08.17: Louise Watson, NHS England director of the New Care Models programme, discusses the emerging success stories from the vanguard areas across the country. Primary and community care play a vital role in a robust and effective health service...

Unlocking the benefits of age-friendly cities

04.08.17: Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks and Louise Lafortune from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, alongside Melanie Rimmer from the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, and Daniel Pope and Nigel Bruce from the...

Diabetes Professional Care launches 2017 Conference programme

03.08.17: An outstanding line-up of practitioners and thought leaders will share their expertise and knowledge with healthcare professionals from across the diabetes arena when Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) returns to Olympia, London, on 15 and 16 Nove...

Tomorrow’s leaders today

01.08.17: Peter Lees, chief executive and medical director at the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), Dr Alex Till, national medical director’s clinical fellow at FMLM, and Tim Swanwick, senior clinical adviser and postgraduate Dean...

Using EHRs to build an exciting research infrastructure

01.08.17: Dr Janet Valentine, director of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), and Dr Jennifer Quint, clinical senior lecturer in Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health at Imperial College London’s National Hear...

The importance of patients in NHS change

01.08.17: Leila Williams (pictured), chief executive officer of the NHS Transformation Unit, on the importance of patient involvement. The National Health Service has just turned 69. It still does today what it was created for on 5 July 1948, providi...

Realising the potential of pharmacy will need change at scale

28.07.17: Better for patients. Better for the NHS. Better for other healthcare providers. Sue Sharpe, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), which represents all community pharmacy owners providing NHS services in Eng...

Vaccine storage must be priority

28.07.17: Ian Harbinson, marketing manager at Lec Medical, discusses the importance of effective vaccine storage. Vaccines cost the NHS approximately £200m a year. If each practice lost just one dose of Pediacel a month, that would equate to ov...

A joined-up approach to recruitment

28.07.17: Andrew Belcher, clinical resource planning manager at Northampton General Hospital, explains how healthcare providers in his county have come together collectively to address the skills crisis. The shortage of nurses and doctors is a nation...

Are STP mental health plans destined to fail?

28.07.17: Norman Lamb MP, the health spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, warns that it would be a huge mistake to waste the opportunity sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) present to fix struggling mental health services and encourage parit...

Hoping for cross-organisational change

21.07.17: Mark Orchard, president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and director of finance at Poole Hospital NHS FT, discusses the future of NHS finance. Marking the midpoint of a newsworthy and eventful year, we recentl...

Making community pharmacy integral to STP solutions

21.07.17: James Roach discusses his work with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) to develop a new community pharmacy service offering for sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) areas. Pharmacies are a local lifeline and are vital to...

Time to heed the winter warning from the frontline

19.07.17: As we head into the peak of summer most people will be thinking sunbeds rather than hospital beds. But as a new report by NHS Providers indicates, trusts need to start planning and investing now or risk serious pressures when winter bites, write...

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London trust told to improve for third time in three years

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Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

27/07/2017Turbo-boosting STPs? It’s time we got serious about ‘partnership’

Merron Simpson, chief executive New NHS Alliance, argues we’re missing the point of what ‘partnership working’ truly means if we refuse to recruit help from those outside the health service. Jeremy Hunt and Simon Steven’s recent announcement to ‘turbo-boost’ sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) provides a welcome shot-in-the-arm for those across the system who are ... more >
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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 >
A new approach to talent management

25/07/2017A new approach to talent management

Martin Hancock, national lead for talent management at NHS Leadership Academy, and Gill Rooke, the organisation’s senior operations manager... more >
Enabling greater integration through ACSs

25/07/2017Enabling greater integration through ACSs

At this year’s NHS Confed, Simon Stevens revealed the first wave of accountable care systems (ACSs). NHE speaks to Ian Dodge, the director ... more >
How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

25/07/2017How NHS organisations can protect themselves against cyber crime

On 12 May, a global cyber-attack occurred on an unprecedented scale. It affected organisations across the globe and, though it did not specifical... more >

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Your personality, your leadership

Your personality, your leadership

Deirdre Wallace, clinical skills manager at UCL Medical School, discusses the importance of learning about leadership and self while at medical school. Approximately five years ago, I was ch... more > more last word articles >

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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Securing the health service with openness and transparency

08/08/2017Securing the health service with openness and transparency

Mike Lees, head of business security at Barns... more >
Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

08/08/2017Transforming health and care: the Dorset story

Phil Richardson, Dorset STP lead director, ex... more >