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

Reducing AKI and creating a world first for the NHS

Think Kidneys won a Health Business Award last November. The UK Renal Registry, who orchestrated the campaign, explain the success of the campaign

Newly launched: the NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Following its launch on 1 November, Rianne Endeley-Brown introduces the new special health authority responsible for investigating fraud against the NHS

How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

Glen Hodgson explores what is meant by the term a ‘never event’, how can these be prevented and what role does GS1 standards have to play

Transforming mental health services

NHS workforce planning is essential to transforming mental health services, says Leila Reyburn, of the mental health charity Mind

Signalling fire safety plans in hospitals

Following the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire, Mark Hughes considers how signage can play a part in the safe evacuation of large numbers of people

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?

HB looks at price promotions and advertising of unhealthy foods on hospital premises, and how the vending industry is adapting to these changes

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