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STP staff costs diverting money from frontline

The BMA has revealed that STPs have created a vast cohort of jobs, taking millions of pounds out of the frontline NHS.

Free flu jab patients should be vaccinated

NICE is stressing that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.

NHS staff one per cent pay cap ‘unsustainable’

Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell has told Sky News that the current one per cent cap for NHS staff could harm patient care.

NHS concerned about winter pressures

A new report has revealed that NHS trusts in England are deeply concerned about their ability to respond to mounting pressures next winter.

UK's first MRI-led freezing procedure for prostate cancer

Southampton clinicians will be the first in the UK to treat prostate cancer using frozen needles guided by MRI.

Plymouth hospital projects improves child surgery

Plym Children’s Theatres have recently introduced the ‘Thirst Project’, aiming to improve the experience of children having surgery.

Rise in mental health patients placed in out-of-area beds

New figures have revealed that nearly 6,000 mental health patients had to be sent far out of their local area for treatment last year.

Patients at risk over undelivered NHS mail

The NAO has criticised NHS SBS after 709,000 pieces of medical correspondence were lost.

 Health Business Features

Making changes for the better

Rachel Pinto examines what employers can do to improve the mental health and well-being of their staff, especially during times of change.

Diagnosing the future health of apps

With advances in technology occurring throughout the NHS, Keiron Shepherd discusses how healthcare will improve alongside the development of apps.

Helping hospitals overcome increased demand

Modular buildings are proving to be the healthy choice for hospitals looking to overcome peak-time demand, says the MPBA

Delivering non-emergency patient transport

The Community Transport Association describe the benefits of pursuing a ‘Total Transport’ approach to non-emergency patient transport

Infection potential of copper alloys

The Copper Development Association highlights some of the most interesting findings of a recent Internal Medicine Review paper

Brexit and NHS mental health services

Elisabetta Zanon, director of the NHS European Office, examines the impact of Brexit upon mental health services

HB Top 10: assessing success in A&E services

With the majority of A&E departments failing to meet four hour waiting time targets, HB looks at the departments which are performing best

The long-term sustainability of the NHS

Neal Suchak, of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, analyses the problems the NHS faces in retaining its staff

 Health Sector Events

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


The Procurement Event For Health, is the UK’s leading exhibition designed to promote and support the ongoing NHS efficiency objectives.

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 returned to Manchester Central on 7 and 8 September 2016.

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 has developed over the past decade to offer emergency workers a great place to network and learn.

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

Event Diary

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