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NHS IT systems are not fit for purpose, say staff

A Guardian Healthcare Network survey has found that six out of 10 healthcare professionals believe that NHS IT systems are not fit for purpose.

NHS progress for deaf patients too slow in Wales

Action on Hearing Loss says there is a long way to go before deaf patients get the increased accessibility to NHS Wales that they were promised.

Report recognises Hertfordshire’s e-rostering system

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust featured in a recent technology report which praised the trust's ownership of e-rostering.

NHS agrees new GP contract for 2018/19

A new GP contract, agreed by NHS England, the government and the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, will take effect from 01 April 2018.

Five new medical schools to open across England

Five new medical schools are to be created in Sunderland, Lancashire, Lincoln, Canterbury and Chelmsford as part of an expansion of training places.

Some mental health trusts screening all patients for radicalisation

New research has found that four NHS mental health trusts are subjecting all patients to blanket screening for radicalisation.

Ambulance delays causing ‘significant risk of harm’

Private letters to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have shown that patients face ‘significant risk of harm on a daily basis’.

SBS launches new workforce well-being agreement

NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new framework agreement to cover workforce well-being and occupation health in the health sector.

 Health Business Features

The NICE way of supporting health and social care

With the pressures the NHS and social care are facing, partnership working is vital, writes NICE's Nicola Bent

PEPPOL – a single, digital market

Ed Palferman explains how PEPPOL can simplify business and can reduce costs for the healthcare system

Catering for a healthy environment

Adrian Roper discusses how to help NHS trusts create a better food experience and support a health-promoting environment through shared learning

Technology to cut missed appointments

The patient communications technology framework can help reduce the almost £1 billion cost to the NHS wasted on ‘Did Not Attends’, says Peter Akid

Managing waste in the NHS needs a strategic approach

Edward James discusses some of the waste challenges being faced in the NHS, and the ways LPP is helping organisations to overcome them

NHS finance staff face twin challenges

Emma Knowles explains why the finance profession has a major part to play in providing the right financial platform for service delivery and transformation

Collaborative working for IAPT service access

Professor Gillian Leng looks at the importance of assessing technologies for psychological therapies and mental health treatment

Why design is integral to mental health services

Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes

 Health Sector Events

30/09/2018 to 02/10/2018

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

Event Diary

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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