Technology to improve health outcomes
With NHS pressures regularly in the headlines, many were surprised that former health secretary, current chancellor Jeremy Hunt did not announce any major funding packages for the NHS in his spring budget.
Meanwhile, Health Education England has joined NHS Digital and officially merged with NHS England, creating one single organisation to run the NHS. The new organisation will eventually be smaller than its three former branches.
This issue of Health Business magazine investigates how technology can be used to cut waiting times, reduce health inequalities and improve learning resources.
We look out how agencies can be used to help with staffing pressures and how apprenticeships are benefitting an NHS trust in Kent.
This year marks 75 years of the NHS, with large celebration planned both inside and outside of the NHS. There are many ways to join in the celebration and Health Business will be getting involved too. Look out for the next issue of HB which will be an NHS 75th anniversary special.
Polly Jones, editor
We are an established engineering company based in Cardiff, South Wales and have been trading for 15 years, the company was started by David Hill initially working out of a small lock up garage and making gates and railings for domestic customers, to our current workshop of 5300sq ft.
As the years have progressed we have moved away from domestic customers and focused more on business customers, we have also increased our product and service offerings and we now offer general fabrication, specialist fabrication and site services on a nationwide basis.
MGPS Services Ltd are an independent company accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and provide Medical Gas
Northwich’s Victoria Infirmary (VIN) Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) has enabled more patients
With health sector vacancies at a record high, one NHS trust in Kent is battling back by offering more than 300 fully-paid apprenticeships, from nursing to administrators
The NHS must embrace the agency workforce. During this staffing crisis, recruitment agencies and temps are playing a crucial role in keeping wards open and the wheels of the NHS turning, writes Yerin Seo, senior campaigns advisor at the Recruitment and Employment Confederati