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Study into how cancer patients will respond to therapy

Scientists can now predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in a laboratory.

Central London trust deemed to require improvements

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated as Requires Improvement overall by the CQC following its most recent inspection.

Medicine errors contribute to 22,000 deaths a year

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that up to 237 million drug errors in England are causing appalling levels of harm and deaths.

Review launched over NHS treatment concerns

Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about side effects from treatments.

£45 million for brain cancer research

The Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK have announced £45 million in funding for brain tumour research in the UK.

Developers invited to add to NHS Apps Library

NHS Digital has invited developers to submit applications to the NHS Apps Library to enhance its offering of effective digital tools.

Mental health trusts’ income lower than in 2011-12

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says that mental health trusts have less money to spend on patient care in real terms than they did in 2012.

Controversy on anti-depressants settled

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has claimed that a study has ‘finally puts to bed the controversy’ surrounding anti-depressants.

 Health Business Features

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

Why compassionate organisations are the way forward

Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, looks at mental health in the workplace and how to work towards long-term change

Releasing clinician’s time to patient care

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust discusses how being a Scan4Safety site is helping it release clinical time to patient care

Energy strategies in healthcare estates

A new guide to energy best practice for healthcare estates has been published. David Mackey outlines the background to the guide

Should NHS budgets be spent on parking?

Should patients using NHS services be charged for parking? Glenn Dives of the British Parking Association explores the current situation

Keeping money flowing through the system

As NHS trusts across the country continue to record large financial deficits, the process of recovering debt they are owed takes on added importance, says Stephen Sutcliffe

Reducing unnecessary hospital admissions

Health Business talks to Dr Debbie Harvey about NHS South Sefton CCG's Care Home Innovation Programme

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