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North Cumbria’s A&E departments within top third in the UK

North Cumbria’s hospitals have performed above the national average once again for emergency care and remain in the top third in the country.

Hospital trust moves closer to paperless NHS

A hospital trust has taken a step towards introducing paperless patient notes - making health records more secure and accessible.

Southampton experts to trial ‘instant’ test for eye infections

Clinicians and engineers in Southampton have developed a microchip that could detect sight-threatening eye infections within minutes.

New report explores future of mental health workforce

A new report written by the Centre for Mental Health explores what the mental health workforce of tomorrow should look like.

Stroke victim numbers to soar by 59 per cent over next two decades

The number of stroke victims in the UK will soar by 59 per cent in the next 20 years, new research suggests.

NHS spends £80 million a year on private ambulances

The NHS spends almost £80 million a year hiring private ambulances to answer emergency services calls, new data shows.

Two trusts meet all electronic referrals milestone

Two trusts are now processing all of their hospital referral appointments electronically via the NHS e-Referral Service.

PHE stresses importance of flu jab

As NHS leaders prepare for a pressurised winter period, PHE has highlighted the importance of being vaccinated against the flu.

 Health Business Features

Saving money through FM services

Peter Akid describes how the newly-launched Hard Facilities Management framework provides access to a huge range of essential goods and services

Setting a standard in sustainability

The HB sustainability Top 10 recognises progress towards sustainability through the smarter use of energy, transport and waste management

Silver lining in war against superbugs

Dr. Michail Karavolos explains how to reduce HCAIs through more innovative property and estate solutions

Innovation and productive partnerships in asset management

Healthcare Estates aims to tackle key topics in three streams: strategy and leadership; engineering and facilities management; and planning, design and construction.

Building trust in healthcare information

Lyn Whitfield and Dr Alan Hassey look over the government's response to the third Caldicott report ahead of the UK Health Show

Reduce incidents of harm to NHS staff

Health workers face a variety of threats to their safety on a regular basis. Bob Street examines how the risks can be managed

Passing the health check – secure connected products

James Kelly discusses the work being done to reduce the risk of product-related cyber crime in the UK

Asbestos in hospitals - a question of trust?

UKATA discuss asbestos awareness within UK hospitals and the best way to manage it on the NHS estate

 Health Sector Events

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.

27/09/2017

The UK Health Show sees over 4000 senior healthcare IT professionals gather to network with colleagues, engage with suppliers and learn from best practice case studies in order to improve service delivery for better healthcare outcomes across the UK.

31/10/2017 to 01/11/2017

ehi LIVE is the UK's number one show for all those involved in digital health, hospital information, cyber security and healthcare innovation.

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

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.

Supplier Profiles

DB Fire Safety Limited

DB Fire Safety Limited is an independent fire safety consultancy that was originally established

CK Group

CK Group have been providing specialist cleaning services to healthcare organisations for the pas