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Recoup and recover

10.10.18: The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, the NHS should be no different. Stephen Sutcliffe, director of finance and accounting at NHS Shared B...

The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10.10.18: Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Supply Chain’s objective is to ensure that patients and Allied Health and Care Professionals (AHCPs...

A push for digital in mental health

10.10.18: Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from digitisation. Matt Hancock has made no secret of his enthusiasm for new technology. This could rep...

Deal or no deal?

10.10.18: Dr Andrew Dearden, BMA treasurer and Brexit lead, takes a look at what different Brexit scenarios could means for both patients and healthcare professionals alike. Since the EU Referendum, the BMA has extensively explored the impact of Brex...

Prevention through hydration

03.10.18: Professor Jennie Wilson, a member of the Infection Prevention Society, discusses the importance of hydration, especially in older patients, in infection prevention and control. Hydration needs to be a priority for carers and clinicians, esp...

The Kent Integrated Dataset

03.10.18: Dr Abraham George, consultant in public health at Kent County Council, tell us about the Kent Integrated Dataset, undertaken as part of national integration programmes. A successful population health system depends on system leadership unde...

A radical rethink on flexible working

03.10.18: The world of work is rapidly changing, and the NHS needs a radical rethink on its approach, argues Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health. The recent NHS funding pledge came with the usual comments about the need to c...

Glove awareness: a new approach

03.10.18: Professional lead for infection prevention and control at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Rose Gallagher, discusses her work in raising awareness on the correct use of gloves by healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of infection. ...

Greater Manchester: Forefront of precision medicine

26.09.18: Precision medicine is hailed as the next big thing in healthcare, and Greater Manchester is set to lead the way with a new £60m global genomics centre, explains Rowena Burns, chair of Health Innovation Manchester. Put simply, precisio...

NIHR: Driving innovation

26.09.18: The NHS is not just embracing the power of technology to improve patient care, it is actively driving innovation through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Dr Matthew Hallsworth, head of external relations at the NIHR Office for...

Personal Health Records: Empowering people

26.09.18: Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, discusses the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to...

Brexit-proofing the workforce

26.09.18: As Brexit looms, radical change is needed to deliver on immigration policy, writes Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers. As Brexit preparations are moving into their final stages, we have looked at what social care and health ne...

The Hospital Energy Project

19.09.18: The Hospital Energy Project is an ambitious engineering scheme to replace outdated systems at Oxford University NHS FT’s hospitals and reduce the provider’s reliance on the national grid. Claire Hennessy, its head of operational esta...

Social media's role in health

19.09.18: Social media has a massive role to play in health – infection prevention and control in particular, write Brett Mitchell, professor of nursing, and Hannah Rosebrock, research officer, both of Australia’s Avondale College. How ma...

Dickson: Hancock finds an NHS in need of digital rebirth

19.09.18: Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, takes a look at Matt Hancock's priorities and agenda around workforce, technology and prevention. A tech transformation is coming, according to the new health secretary. Matt Hancock...

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Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

19/10/2018Highest ever numbers accept GP training posts

The number of people entering GP training is the highest in NHS history, according to new figures from Health Education England (HEE). A tot... more >
‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

19/10/2018‘No realistic prospect of progress’ for integrated health and social care, PAC warns

The government is still “a long way” from achieving an effective strategy for integrated health and social care and has been urged to... more >
One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

19/10/2018One in six trusts could end PFI contracts due to poor performance as NHS heads for £1bn loss

A new report has revealed that 15% of all NHS trusts using private finance initiatives (PFI) could terminate contracts due to poor performance. ... more >
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On your bike!

17/10/2018On your bike!

Sathish Sethuraman, travel and transport plan co-ordinator at Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, explains how efforts to promote cycling to work at the trust are resulting in more staff travelling on two wheels. At Northumbria Healthcare, we are committed to becoming a greener organisation and reducing the environmental impact of delivering patient care in hospitals and in the community across Northumberland and North Tyneside. From in... more >
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interviews

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 >

last word

Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

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 >

editor's comment

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 >

health service focus

Rules of engagement

01/10/2018Rules of engagement

Using technology to increase patient engagement... more >
Navigate your way to cyber resilience

01/10/2018Navigate your way to cyber resilience

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Alan... more >