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Mesh for vaginal wall prolapse should only be used in research: NICE

NICE’s updated advice says current evidence on the safety of the vaginal mesh shows there are serious, but well-recognised safety concerns.

Families should feel supported when child is born preterm: NICE

NICE has said that children born preterm should be offered developmental check-ups to help identify any problems or disorders early on.

NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data

NHS Digital has published data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients for the first time.

Health Education England to ‘future-proof’ NHS

The NHS needs to ‘future-proof’ its care workforce by improving working conditions, boosting training and retention and becoming a ‘model employer’ for staff, new report says.

First primary care provider and third sector organisation go live with HSCN

The first primary care provider and third sector organisation have connected to the new Health and Social Care Network.

NHS first to publish numbers of avoidable deaths

The NHS will become the first in the world to publish estimates of how many patients may have died because of failings in their care.

More men than women get physical activity guidelines

66 per cent of men met national aerobic activity guidelines in 2016 compared to 58 per cent of women, new figures have revealed.

Surgeon returns to transform hospital system

A former heart surgeon has returned to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to transform the way information systems in the hospitals work.

 Health Business Features

Modernisation must breathe life back into the NHS

Richard Whomes, director of sales engineering from Rocket Software, argues that it’s time for a full IT health check

Scanning for safety - barcoding progress within the NHS

HB provides its final Top 10 list of 2017 focusing on the trusts leading the way in making efficiency savings through GS1 standards and barcoding technology

Reducing AKI and creating a world first for the NHS

Think Kidneys won a Health Business Award last November. The UK Renal Registry, who orchestrated the campaign, explain the success of the campaign

Newly launched: the NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Following its launch on 1 November, Rianne Endeley-Brown introduces the new special health authority responsible for investigating fraud against the NHS

How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

Glen Hodgson explores what is meant by the term a ‘never event’, how can these be prevented and what role does GS1 standards have to play

Transforming mental health services

NHS workforce planning is essential to transforming mental health services, says Leila Reyburn, of the mental health charity Mind

Signalling fire safety plans in hospitals

Following the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire, Mark Hughes considers how signage can play a part in the safe evacuation of large numbers of people

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?

HB looks at price promotions and advertising of unhealthy foods on hospital premises, and how the vending industry is adapting to these changes