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

Utilising the existing NHS workforce

Nick Bowles analyses the importance of a healthy, transparent recruitment supply chain and the benefits of co-operation in NHS recruitment

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

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