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‘Red bags’ to be rolled out across England’s care homes

Innovative ‘red bags’ that help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker are being rolled out across the country.

GP communication more important than extended access

Patient experience of general practice is most influenced by the attention and communication they receive from their GP.

Photo credit: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

England’s chief inspector of hospitals has rated patient services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Involve people with dementia in all care decisions

New NICE recommendations put a particular emphasis on involving people with dementia in every decision about the care they receive.

Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

Paul Baumann to leave NHS England in November

After serving as Chief Financial Officer for NHS England for 11 years, Paul Baumann will step down in November.

Gosport scandal highlights fear of blame

Jeremy Hunt has said the Gosport War Memorial hospital scandal may have been preventable if whistleblowers had been encouraged to come forward.

Initiative to see patients 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity

A new initiative is to be launched that could see thousands of patients being 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity rather than medication.

 Health Business Features

Driving a more resource efficient economy

Jerome Baddley and Clare Topping analyse a number of waste solutions that have been widely adopted in the health sector

E-cigarettes in the NHS: What role can they play?

Misunderstanding among smokers and the general public of the dangers of e-cigarettes continues to grow, says Martin Dockrell

A window of opportunity for NHS cyber security

NHS cyber security has been given a major boost with a new multi-million-pound deal with Microsoft. Peter Dyke explains how

Making life-saving technologies more accessible

Diabetes UK is encouraging the use of technology to improve diabetes management and save the NHS vital funds. Nikki Joule explains why

Maximum value from capital spending project

How the new Construction Consultancy Services Framework is helping NHS trusts achieve maximum value from capital spending projects

Creating safe working environments

RoSPA's Karen McDonnell looks at how good management of health and safety can ward against slip, trip and fall-related injuries

The importance of well-maintained fire extinguishers

The Fire Industry Association's Robert Thilthorpe explains why you should have fire extinguishers maintained regularly

Safe and effective solutions for patients

The Association of British Healthcare Industries looks at how connected care will provide savings and improve outcomes for the NHS

 Health Sector Events


Exclusive research from the Public Sector Show 2018 takes the temperature of over 700 UK public servants, giving a picture of their views on the health of the nation’s public services.

19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

30/09/2018 to 02/10/2018

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

14/11/2018 to 15/11/2018

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) is a free-to-attend, CPD-accredited, conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.

Event Diary

Exclusive research from the Public Sector Show 2018 takes the temperature of over 700 UK public servants, giving a picture of their views on the health of the nation’s public services.