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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23.09.19: Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world represent their nations in Japan, you no longer have to feel bad about sitting on the couch, glued to th...

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21.06.19: Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communities feel respected, needed, and empowered. And of course, happy! But do we say it often enough? ...

Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13.06.19: Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, education, policing and civil service servants are. Almost 5.4 million people are employed in the...

Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10.06.19: Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre being built for the district. This September we will open the doors to our first ever Integrated C...

Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10.06.19: Kay Fawcett OBE, clinical advisor and education lead at Helpforce, and Lynn Twinn, talent development consultant, outline the new national training programmes for NHS volunteers and volunteer leaders. Helpforce, a charity set up by Sir Thom...

Pay and reward in the NHS needs to be taken seriously

10.06.19: Ben Gershlick, senior economics analyst at the Health Foundation, examines the new pay deal for NHS staff.  More than £50bn is spent on the pay bill for the NHS’s 1.2 million staff, more than is spent in many government dep...

Supporting healthcare professionals to boost prevention impact

10.06.19: Professor Jamie Waterall, deputy chief nurse and national lead for cardiovascular disease prevention at Public Health England (PHE), introduces us to the ‘All Our Health’ prevention framework. All health and care professionals s...

The NHS Assembly: Ensuring diverse views are heard

10.06.19: Policy officer at NHS Providers, Leanora Volpe, outlines how the new NHS Assembly will inform the NHS Long-Term Plan. In October 2018 we welcomed the announcement of the new NHS Assembly and identified the four core features essential to se...

Getting it right for Personal Health Budgets

04.06.19: Claudia Martínez, research manager at Reform, recently co-authored a report on personal budgets in public services. Here, she outlines the things commissioners must consider when implementing Personal Health Budgets (PHBs). The NHS e...

Independent sector and NHS must meet the same standards of care

04.06.19: Professor Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), outlines how and why the independent sector must meet the same standards of care as the National Health Service. Like so many of my colleagues, I was deeply shocked...

Watching over workforce wellbeing in the NHS

04.06.19: Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, chief nurse at Health Education England (HEE) and lead on HEE’s mental health programme of work, believes HEE’s new framework will help to raise awareness of stress and resilience in the workplace and en...

Confed19 Preview: The challenge we face

03.06.19: Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, shares a preview of what to expect at this year’s Confed19 conference, which will be taking place in Manchester on 19-20 June. The NHS is always at a cross roads, is it not? There i...

NHS Counter Fraud: Who cares about ISO 17025:2005?

03.06.19: We do, writes Nikki Crook, technical lead of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Forensic Computing Unit (FCU). I work for the NHSCFA, which is leading the fight against NHS fraud at the national level. Our dedicated FCU suppor...

Cannabis on trial

30.05.19: How will the NHS conduct accurate trials of cannabis-based medicinal products when everyone has already tried cannabis? Dr David Horn, medical director at the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, reports. Until November 2018, cannabis was a Sched...

Perfect storm brewing over NHS pensions and tax rules

28.05.19: Dr Phil de Warren-Penny, deputy co-chair for negotiations on the BMA consultant committee, discusses the perfect storm brewing in light of changes made to healthcare professionals’ pension rules. Separate changes to the current system...

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New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

14/08/2020New NHS Test and Trace app trial begins on Isle of Wight

As efforts to contain and track the coronavirus continue, NHS Test and Trace are set to begin the trial phase of a new contact tracing app w... more >
Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

14/08/2020Home antibody testing programme publishes initial findings

Imperial College London have published the first report of its findings from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme, which sug... more >
Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

14/08/2020Contact tracing reaches 250,000 people through NHS Test and Trace

Newly-released statistics are showing NHS Test and Trace is managing to reach the majority of people testing positive for coronavirus and th... more >

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Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital leaders were only formally required to pause non-urgent services for a period of two weeks, between ... more >
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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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 >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

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‘We are the NHS’: NHS England publish newest People Plan

30/07/2020‘We are the NHS’: NHS England publish newest People Plan

NHS England has published its People Plan for... more >
How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

01/07/2020How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

From May/June 2020 edition Trish Stephen... more >