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Chancellor dismisses £4 billion NHS emergency cash call

Philip Hammond has ignored calls from Simon Stevens for an emergency cash injection of £4 billion.

Cross-Party MPs request non-partisan debate on future NHS

90 MPs have urged Theresa May to launch a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England.

NHS winter target ‘barking mad’

Orders to ensure no hospital patients are treated in corridors or made to wait on trolleys for hours this winter have been called ‘barking mad'.

Patient records access raises confidentiality concerns

Doctors have renewed calls for patients’ confidential health data to be protected as the government looks to increase access to data held by public bodies.

Service charges have ‘destabilising’ effect on GPs

Excessive rises in service charges are having a destabilising effect on GP practices.

Taxpayers support tax increase to fund NHS

Taxpayers in England, Scotland and Wales are willing to pay more tax to help fund the NHS, new research has revealed.

NHS faces worse winter crisis than last year, NHSI warns

The NHS will struggle more this winter than last winter because hospitals have failed to free up enough beds, NHSI has warned.

Hospitals forced to postpone non-urgent operations

The NHS has received criticism for forcing patients who need an operation to wait at least three months before they can undergo surgery.

 Health Business Features

Asbestos is a hidden killer

Managing the risks from asbestos in hospitals is a legal duty, says the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

A fresh look at vegan food in hospital catering

Dietitian Heather Russell, from the Vegan Society, explains why well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages

Impacts of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), analyses the impact of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Learning the best way to deal with disputes

Philip Shipman, HR manager at NHS Grampian, discusses how best to respond to the threat from sharp rises in tribunal cases

Preventing the preventable, simple steps to stay well this winter

The Infection Prevention Society elaborates on why effective hand washing, as well as a few other simple measures, can make all the difference in preventing winter infections.

Clinical IT due diligence must not become a tick-box exercise

Dr Alex Graham explores the challenges of heightened clinical risks during the deployment of new IT systems

HB Top 10: pursuing paperless

In our penultimate Top 10 list of 2017, Health Business recognises the UK trusts that are leading the pack in pursuing paperless ambitions

Reduce your false alarms

Fire safety might seem like a basic topic to the initiated, but it is actually incredibly important to get it right, says Will Lloyd of the Fire Industry Association

 Health Sector Events

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.

14/12/2017

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

Event Diary

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