The use of and therefore waste generated from small medical equipment, particularly that which is single use, can pose problems environmentally and economically. While each individual case may not seem that consequential, the collective impact is significant

In today’s healthcare world, where demand for services continues to grow, Leeds Teaching Hospitals has embarked on a mission to use intelligent automation as a solution to address the pressing issues of delivering effective cancer care in the face of increasing demand and staffing constraints

The NHS has a target of 40-50 virtual wards per 100,000 people and to have 10,000 virtual beds available in time for winter. But what are virtual wards and how can they be utilised to provide benefits for patients and the health service?

As NHS England sets out plans to speed up discharge of patients and improve care in preparation for what it expects to be a “difficult” winter for the service, NHS Shared Business Services unveils a new framework agreement, designed to support hospitals with their patient discharge needs and free up beds.  Uniquely, it also supports additional care in mental health settings with a Mental Health Step Down Care Beds Services offer – the provision of temporary care for those who need it until more permanent arrangements can be made.

Dom Higgins, head of health and education at The Wildlife Trusts explains some of the benefits of green prescribing

Dr Shivani Sharma, Associate Professor in Health Equity, University of Hertfordshire, School of Life and Medical Sciences on how we can recognise and address health inequalities

The health and care sector is a demanding one, especially with rising service demands, a growing elderly population, rising costs and increasing health concerns. With added strain, alongside the constant need to develop and enhance the healthcare systems in place, investing in the people who work for your healthcare facility is a crucial step in the right direction for struggling practices

Health information is some of the most sensitive data there is and all those who handle it have a legal duty to ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times. This means that even when medical records are no longer needed, they must be disposed of in a safe and secure way

The NHS is one of the largest providers of waste in the country, producing approximately 156,000 tonnes of clinical waste a year. That waste is either sent to high temperature incineration (HTI) or for alternative treatment (AT), which is equivalent to over 400 loaded jumbo jets of waste

When it comes to energy, one of the best things you can do for the planet and the public purse is installing solar panels on your organisation’s property

Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) is becoming a driving force in the specification of volumetric modular technology in public sector projects – particularly in the healthcare sector. But Richard Hipkiss, development director for the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) believes the government is missing a ‘trick’ by measuring ‘value’ just in terms of a financial calculation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Centre for Laboratory Medicine has officially been opened by the minister of state for health and secondary care, Will Quince

Dr Jane Howarth, assistant vice chancellor and dean of the Health Faculty at the University of Bolton explains how organisations across Bolton are working together to provide the best training to the next generation

Tania Bowers, global public policy director at APSCo looks at ways to solve NHS staffing issues

Cllr Martin Tett, health and social care spokesperson for the County Councils Network explains how technology can be used to solve many of the problems facing the social care sector

Amanda Grantham, healthcare expert at PA Consulting and David Rees, head of local government at PA Consulting explain how to overcome the barriers which are preventing the transition of care out of hospitals and into our homes

Alexia Robinson, founder of Love British Food tells HB about the benefits of serving local food


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