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Control of antibiotics undermining efforts to reduce spread of resistant bacteria

A study published in the journal BMC Medicine has warned that a focus on preventing the introduction of antibiotic resistant bacteria from perceived high risk hospitals may be undermining efforts to control their spread across England.

Cheap medicine found to prevent child birth deaths

Research published in the Lancet has highlighted a cost-effective drug which has been shown to stop women bleeding to death during childbirth.

Cancer Drugs Fund labelled ineffective

According to research published in the Annals of Oncology, The Cancer Drugs Fund in England was a ‘huge waste of money’ and may have caused patients to suffer unnecessarily from the side effects of the drugs.

Standardised cigarette packaging could reduce smokers

A group of experts behind the Cochrane review have concluded that plan cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next 12 months.

Travellers facing discrimination from NHS, committee warns

A report conducted by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company has warned that gypsies and travellers are facing discriminatory barriers to accessing healthcare in Wales.

Blood test detects cancer early

A research project on lung cancer has led to an ‘exciting’ discovery in which doctors claim to be able to spot cancer coming back up to a year befo

New £48 million emergency department opens

The new £48 million state of the art emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary has opened following two and a half years of work.

Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' for parking

UNISON has claimed that some hospitals are charging NHS staff ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park.

 Health Business Features

HB Top 10 Mental health services

HB documents a top 10 list of mental health trusts which have been working particularly hard to improve the services they provide to mentally ill patients.

Calling for greater focus on indoor air quality

The BESA argue that millions of pounds in running costs saved if ventilation and air conditioning systems were properly maintained

Finance training to keep NHS finances healthy

The Healthcare Financial Management Association discuss the benefits of training and development on NHS finance for health professionals

Why GDPR and NHS data management

In light of recent NHS data breaches, Steve Mellings, founder of the Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance and DP Governance Limited, looks at the importance of data protection

Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food has undertaken an in-depth report into the current state of hospital food in NHS England

Keeping staff, patients and visitors safe

James Kelly, of the BSIA, discusses how CCTV systems can provide an effective deterrent to would be criminals and help to protect staff, patients and visitors

Developing the integrated workforce

Ian Wheeler, from Skills for Health, looks at the workforce development needed to make integrated care a success

Using data and IT to transform healthcare

UK e-Health Week is devoted to the people and organisations that use the power of IT to transform health and care

 Health Sector Events

25/04/2017 to 26/04/2017

Hospital Innovations, on the 25 - 26 April, will bring together the key decision makers responsible for the delivery of patient services in the UK.

28/06/2017 to 29/06/2017

Health+Care focuses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that secures the future of health and social care systems

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.

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.

Event Diary

Hospital Innovations, on the 25 - 26 April, will bring together the key decision makers responsible for the delivery of patient services in the UK.

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