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What progress are we making to transform our population’s mental health?

25.03.19: Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE - provides her view of the newly published NICE impact report on mental health. Mental hea...

Staying curious with the Shadow Board Programme

20.03.19: Kirstie Stott, director of The Inspiring Leaders Network, discusses organisational and system curiosity alongside the work of the Shadow Board Programme. As an executive coach, I always stay curious. When I’m facilitating teams I alwa...

Capturing funds for the NHS estate

20.03.19: Aahsan Rahman, department head of town planning at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), looks at an alternative and perhaps underutilised funding source for the NHS: the town planning system. Developer contributions and the healthcare system At...

Fiction as Therapy

20.03.19: Elaine Bousfield of ZunTold Publishing – a press specialising in fiction for children and young people – discusses ‘Fiction as Therapy’, and how it can be used as a therapeutic tool for young people. Helping children...

The digital revolution for healthcare is now!

20.03.19: Richard Corbridge, chief digital & information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, focuses on the practices his trust has put in place as part of its digital revolution. After celebrating its 70th year, the NHS is faced with...

A Critical Moment for the NHS

07.03.19: As part of our guest blog series, chief executive of NHS Employers, Danny Mortimer, reflects on a recently published Health Foundation report on staffing trends of the NHS - and what he believes should be done at this critical crossroa...

Do you know if you’re an alcoholic?

06.03.19: With around 1,500 alcohol-related hospital stays for both adults and under 18s at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust every year, it is clear that alcohol-related ill health is both a concern and a significant demand on the NHS.&nbs...

Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

14.02.19: Sam Ward, director of commissioned services at the Royal Voluntary Service, argues that the right training can help harness the power of volunteering in the NHS. Royal Voluntary Service has been supporting the NHS since it was created, offe...

ICO: Cyber security and the NHS

14.02.19: Peter Brown, acting head of technology policy at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), explains the importance of good practice in data protection and cyber security for the NHS, almost two years on from the WannaCry cyber-attack. If...

Leading and managing experts

14.02.19: A coaching conversation is likely to yield the best results. Managing experts in the health industry can be a challenging and varying responsibility. Dr Darren Leech, director and coach at NHS Elect, tells more on how to unlock your team’s...

Mesothelioma in the UK: a growing fight

14.02.19: The health impacts of asbestos in the UK can cast a much wider net than those in the construction and building sector. Liz Darlison, head of services at Mesothelioma UK, tells more on the growing fight against the disease. The UK has the hi...

Mental health and the NHS estate: putting it right

06.02.19: With toilets falling apart, poor soundproofing, and uncomfortably hard flooring, mental health facilities can often feel more like prisons than actual hospitals. Andy Bell, deputy chief executive at the Centre for Mental Health, outlines the thr...

Mastering the maze of apprenticeships in the NHS

06.02.19: Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, navigates the “maze of bureaucracy” that is apprenticeships in the NHS. Apprenticeships are a growing option for people to earn while they learn – an attractive prospect fo...

Riding the wave of transformative change in surgery

06.02.19: Mr Richard Kerr, chair of the Royal College of Surgeons' (RCS) Commission on the Future of Surgery, argues that transformative changes in surgery will dramatically improve patient care. Last year, the UK’s most prized public service...

Procurement can be a catalyst for system working

06.02.19: Sara Bainbridge, head of policy and delivery at NHS Clinical Commissioners, discusses some of her organisation’s work on integration and the long-term plan, and shares some practical examples. The NHS Long-Term Plan has confirmed that...

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What progress are we making to transform our population’s mental health?

25/03/2019What progress are we making to transform our population’s mental health?

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE - provides her view of the newly published NICE impact report on mental health. Mental health conditions are the largest single cause of disability in the UK, with one in 4 adults experiencing a mental health condition in any given year. Without proper support, care and advice from dedicat... more >
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Hard to be optimistic

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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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