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90-minute tests for coronavirus and flu

Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from next week.

‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments to be rolled out

NHS England has said that 'coronavirus-friendly’ cancer treatments will be expanded and extended through a £160 million initiative.

Health visitor deployment has left children at risk

Health visitors fear that the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the coronavirus workforce.

Remote GP consultations not suitable for everyone

The RCGP has said that, while convenient and efficient for many, remote consultations ‘won’t be suitable or preferable for everyone’.

Cancer patients say coronavirus has impacted treatment

One in three cancer patients said their treatment has been impacted by the effects of coronavirus on the health system.

Health workers to self-isolate on return to UK

Registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

New Test and Trace campaign launched

NHS Test and Trace is launching a new business plan to expand testing capacity and prepare the nation for winter.

Hancock delivers ‘bureaucracy-busting’ pledge

Matt Hancock has launched a new bureaucracy-busting drive so staff can spend less time on paperwork and more time with patients.

 Health Business Features

Digital workforce solutions that enable real change

Sean Hopkins describes some of the existing digital technology solutions that are already available to NHS organisations

Supporting the government’s response to Covid-19

NHS Supply Chain write about how they’ve been working to deliver products to the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic

Meeting the ever-changing and urgent demand for space

Simon Taylor discusses how the NHS and wider healthcare system will need to optimise its facilities post-coronavirus

Virtual care has come of age during the Covid crisis

Covid-19 is the catalyst for change in health provision as patients demonstrate strong appetite for virtual care that’s here to stay, argues Alan Lowe

Why digital transformation matters more than ever

Sascha Giese explores how the UK healthcare sector has digitally transformed - and must continue to - to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Technology has proven its worth, let’s now give it a chance

Barbara Harpham looks at how technology holds the key to a new, more efficient, post-pandemic healthcare system

 Health Sector Events

06/10/2020 to 07/10/2020

Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual fundin

Event Diary

Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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