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Newcastle health boss fired

Sir Leonard Fenwick has been fired for gross misconduct.

Mental health services ‘patchy’ says PM

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are ‘patchy’ and vows to review them.

CQC rates CNWL as ‘good’

The Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Next stage of childhood obesity plan announced

Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.

Digital solutions contract for Bolton NHS FT

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has signed a £30 million contract for enhanced digital solutions to improve patient care and outcomes.

First electric fast response vehicle launched in Nottingham

East Midlands Ambulance Service has announced the trial of its first electric fast response vehicle in the service.

Hospitals to consider forming a single organisation

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will meet to discuss the future of their partnership.

Number of people stopping smoking falls

The number of people who self-reported quitting smoking using NHS Stop Smoking Services has fallen for a fifth year in a row.

 Health Business Features

Building trust in healthcare information

Lyn Whitfield and Dr Alan Hassey look over the government's response to the third Caldicott report ahead of the UK Health Show

Reduce incidents of harm to NHS staff

Health workers face a variety of threats to their safety on a regular basis. Bob Street examines how the risks can be managed

Passing the health check – secure connected products

James Kelly discusses the work being done to reduce the risk of product-related cyber crime in the UK

Asbestos in hospitals - a question of trust?

UKATA discuss asbestos awareness within UK hospitals and the best way to manage it on the NHS estate

Accessing good parking with the NHS

Dave Smith, of the British Parking Association, looks at the challenge of managing parking and ensuring fair access for everyone

Recognising progress in healthy NHS catering

Stewart McKenzie looks at the role that healthy catering in the NHS has to play in the fight against obesity and diabetes

Managing major incidents in the NHS

The Forum talks to the North Eastern Ambulance Service about how their customer service stood up to such a major incident

Safety through surgical instrument tracking

Glen Hodgson explores how GS1 standards are helping the NHS in improving patient safety and inventory management

 Health Sector Events

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.

18/09/2017 to 20/09/2017

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

Patient First, the UK's largest patient safety event, will return to London's ExCeL on 21-22 November 2017

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

The Infection Prevention & Control show will help infection prevention and control professionals search for solutions to prevent infection and improve care.


The Health Business Awards, now entering their ninth year, have established a reputation for showcasing the success stories in the UK health sector.

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