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NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine

The NHS has announced that it is banning homeopathy and herbal medicine in a new publication.

Benefits for NHS if number of falls reduced

A report has shown that reducing falls can help NHS trusts improve patient experience and reduce costs.

Cancer patient experiences are improving

A national survey has shown that cancer patients feel increasingly positive about their NHS care.

Improvement needed at Cumbria NHS trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found improvements are needed at a Cumbria NHS trust.

JCVI decides not to extend HPV NHS scheme to boys

The interim decision made by the JCVI denies boys vaccination against cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection HPV.

NHS England must recruit 2,200 A&E consultants, RCEM says

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has urged the NHS in England to recruit 2,200 extra A&E consultants in the next five years.

Mental health sector ‘is at a crossroads’

The mental health sector ‘is at a crossroads’ with some services leaving people feeling ‘helpless and powerless’, a new report has found.

Kent and Medway receive national recognition at UK Paperless Awards

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) has received national recognition at the Public Sector UK Paperless Awards.

 Health Business Features

An apps library for a digital NHS

Rachel Murphy outlines NHS plans to harness the power of digital healthcare apps and create a digital tools library.

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

 Health Sector Events

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.

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 takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.