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Improvements for stroke services in Kent and Medway

The NHS in Kent and Medway has announced proposals to create three new ‘hyper acute’ stroke units in Kent and Medway.

Hospital told to look at nurse obesity

Obesity levels among nurses at Russells Hospital in Dudley need to be tackled, a top director has suggested.

New health and care guidance on cloud computing

NHS Digital has published guidance for health and social care organisations who want to use cloud services or data off-shoring to store patient information.

Belford Hospital meeting targets even in ‘busy week’

Belford Hospital’s accident and emergency department in Fort William is one of Scotland’s top 10 hospitals for meeting waiting time targets.

Newcastle University wins NICE AdviSeME Prize

NICE Scientific Advice has announced that Newcastle University is the first winner of the NICE AdviSeME Prize for its prognostic skin cancer test.

Carillion collapse delays hospital building

Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA, has called for clarity about the future of two hospitals Carillion was building when it collapsed.

Ipswich NHS trust rated ‘good’

CQC has rated the services provided by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust as ‘good’ following inspections between August and October 2017.

North East London trust rated ‘good’ overall by CQC

North East London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC following inspections in October and November 2017.

 Health Business Features

Keeping money flowing through the system

As NHS trusts across the country continue to record large financial deficits, the process of recovering debt they are owed takes on added importance, says Stephen Sutcliffe

Reducing unnecessary hospital admissions

Health Business talks to Dr Debbie Harvey about NHS South Sefton CCG's Care Home Innovation Programme

HB Top 10: Catering for a healthier hospital

In our first Top 10 list of 2018, HB examines the NHS trusts and health organisations that are excelling in healthy catering

Good hygiene critical to infection prevention

Veronica Johnson Roffey explains how it is only by staff, patients and visitors working together that healthcare environments can win the fight to reduce HCAIs

Trends in translation and interpreting

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting analyses the benefits of multilingual policies in hospital, including the use of technology and impacts of Brexit

Reducing overcrowding and waiting times

The Modular and Portable Building Association says that hospitals need to ‘act now’ to ensure that they can provide the best possible facilities

Scan4Safety – Insight from a demonstrator site

Rob Drag shares the progress and benefits of the Scan4Safety programme at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as it nears the completion of its initial phase

Effective recovery treatments for bad debt

When it comes to being viewed as an efficient mechanism for the funding of health care the NHS is far from perfect, says Dougie McManus