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Ban on smoking on hospital grounds in Wales

Smoke-free legislation making it illegal to smoke on hospital grounds has come into force in Wales.

Charities campaign to boost uptake of coronavirus vaccine

A number of leading health charities have joined together to encourage all people with long-term health conditions to get the coronavirus vaccine.  

NHS Open Space expands pay-as-you-go-service

NHS Open Space has expanded its portfolio to over 700 rooms across 100 sites nationwide, offering greater flexibility at an affordable price.

Scotland to provide health staff with mental health support

Health professionals in Scotland will have access to a new specialist service offering confidential mental health assessment and treatment.

UK aligns with WHO’s advice on ethical recruitment

The UK has updated its code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care staff to align with the World Health Organization.

NHS invites people aged 60 and over for jabs

NHS England has announced that it is now inviting those aged 60 to 63 to receive their coronavirus vaccination.

Pay rise for NHS workers not likely in Budget

It has been reported that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will avoid any announcement on pay rises for NHS staff in his Budget next week.

More than a million more people invited to get jab

Hundreds of thousands of people asked to shield earlier this month are being invited for a coronavirus jab.

 Health Business Features

HB Q&A: North West Ambulance Service

Following their success at the 2020 Health Business Awards, we speak to Daren J Mochrie, Chief Executive Officer at North West Ambulance Service

How information sharing is a matter of patient safety

Glen Hodgson shares a summary of discussion from the HETT GS1 panel: How information sharing is a matter of patient safety

AI - how to navigate a brand-new marketplace

Maija Banks explains the long road to develop the UK’s first artificial intelligence public procurement framework

Brexit and the end of the transition period

In this article, Ilse Bosch discusses what the end of the transition period means for the health and care system

Clinical and healthcare staffing

The new Clinical and Healthcare Staffing framework has been designed to meet the temporary staffing demands of the NHS, writes Tim Smith

Greater empowerment through remote healthcare solutions

Valerie Phillips explains how remote healthcare solutions are leading to greater empowerment for patients, clinicians and healthcare professionals