Changing the focus of hospital food standards

Do the Government Buying Standards have the scope and depth necessary to make a real impact on the catering system? Rosemarie Hoyle investigates

Asbestos is a hidden killer

Managing the risks from asbestos in hospitals is a legal duty, says the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

A fresh look at vegan food in hospital catering

Dietitian Heather Russell, from the Vegan Society, explains why well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages

Impacts of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), analyses the impact of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Learning the best way to deal with disputes

Philip Shipman, HR manager at NHS Grampian, discusses how best to respond to the threat from sharp rises in tribunal cases

Preventing the preventable, simple steps to stay well this winter

The Infection Prevention Society elaborates on why effective hand washing, as well as a few other simple measures, can make all the difference in preventing winter infections.

Clinical IT due diligence must not become a tick-box exercise

Dr Alex Graham explores the challenges of heightened clinical risks during the deployment of new IT systems

HB Top 10: pursuing paperless

In our penultimate Top 10 list of 2017, Health Business recognises the UK trusts that are leading the pack in pursuing paperless ambitions

Reduce your false alarms

Fire safety might seem like a basic topic to the initiated, but it is actually incredibly important to get it right, says Will Lloyd of the Fire Industry Association

STPs, GDEs and GDPR: the UK Health Show

Lyn Whitfield looks at three of most popular topics from the UK Health Show: STPs, GDEs and the GDPR, which will be enforced from May 2018.

Data security isn’t just a technology issue

NHS Digital highlight the importance of protecting information and data in the NHS and why NHS staff must be trained in knowing system vulnerabilities

Discovering the right digital tools

There is potential for digital technology to significantly impact on the NHS Five Year Forward View ‘triple aim’ of providing better health, better care, and better value.

New European rules on privacy in the digital age

Sarah Collen, of the NHS European Office, looks at why changes to data protection legislation are important for the NHS

Working to help ease A&E pressures

Tim Edwards discusses how paramedics can help ease A&E pressures, the importance of new NICE guidelines and what this means for patient care

Recruitment in the mental health sector

Neal Suchak analyses the workforce challenges facing the NHS in the provision of mental health services

How can GPs get the IT they need?

Technology can help general practice to meet the pressures on it. However this this will take scale, funds and skills, say Dr Neil Paul

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

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