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

HB Top 10: Catering for a healthier hospital

In our first Top 10 list of 2018, HB examines the NHS trusts and health organisations that are excelling in healthy catering

Good hygiene critical to infection prevention

Veronica Johnson Roffey explains how it is only by staff, patients and visitors working together that healthcare environments can win the fight to reduce HCAIs

Trends in translation and interpreting

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting analyses the benefits of multilingual policies in hospital, including the use of technology and impacts of Brexit

Reducing overcrowding and waiting times

The Modular and Portable Building Association says that hospitals need to ‘act now’ to ensure that they can provide the best possible facilities

Scan4Safety – Insight from a demonstrator site

Rob Drag shares the progress and benefits of the Scan4Safety programme at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as it nears the completion of its initial phase

Effective recovery treatments for bad debt

When it comes to being viewed as an efficient mechanism for the funding of health care the NHS is far from perfect, says Dougie McManus

The top read HB articles of 2017

As we begin to guess what the changing face of the NHS will look like in 2018, take a look back at our top read features from last year.

Enhancing patient care through innovation

Health Business looks at the 11 ground-breaking projects from the third round of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

Driving Savings through equipment aggregation

Emma Dunn looks at how trusts can increase their diagnostic capacity, replace old equipment and continue to make savings

Modernisation must breathe life back into the NHS

Richard Whomes, director of sales engineering from Rocket Software, argues that it’s time for a full IT health check

Scanning for safety - barcoding progress within the NHS

HB provides its final Top 10 list of 2017 focusing on the trusts leading the way in making efficiency savings through GS1 standards and barcoding technology

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