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How tech can revolutionise the patient experience

Ben Moody, head of health and social care, techUK, analyses the self-management of diabetes, and how technology is advancing NHS care

Highest ever level for overnight bed occupancy

New figures have shown that the average overnight occupancy in hospitals from January to March this year rose to 91.4 per cent.

‘Breaking point' for NHS after 'one of worst winters'

The BMA is warning that the NHS is at ‘breaking point’ after hospitals in England ‘endured one of the worst winters on record’.

NHS to prepare for further terrorist incidents

The NHS has told every hospital in England to ‘prepare for a further incident’, following the recent Manchester attack.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

Nurses use social media to support care for vulnerable patients

Members of the Critical Care Outreach Team at East Kent Hospitals are using social media to help them care for vulnerable patients.

Fitness trackers produce inaccurate data on calories burned, scientists claim

A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the majority of fitness tracking devices do not report accurate data on energy expenditure, or calories burned.

Coffee consumption linked to reduced liver cancer risk, study suggests

Research conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton has suggested that drinking coffee may help to protect people from the most common form of primary liver cancer.

 Health Business Features

Protects patients and vital NHS resources through effective clincial waste managemen

Dr Andy Nichols, lecturer, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences’ at Plymouth University, writes on behalf of the Infection Prevention Society about the importance of maintaining effective clinical waste management within the NHS.

Promoting a productive workplace

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, looks at the role that employee morale has in creating a healthy NHS workplace

The legal duties of managing asbestos

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association look at the occupational handling and removal of asbestos materials in the NHS.

Brexit and the challenge of NHS recruitment

Nick Bowles, of the APSCo, focuses upon one of the factors affecting recruitment in the NHS - the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU

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

 Health Sector Events

14/06/2017 to 15/06/2017

Just one week after the general election, Confed17 brings together health and social care leaders to hear the detail behind the new government's plans for the NHS, and to debate what it means in practice.

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.

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

Just one week after the general election, Confed17 brings together health and social care leaders to hear the detail behind the new government's plans for the NHS, and to debate what it means in practice.

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