Health Business News.....

UK and Canada race to develop first Ebola vaccine

News that vaccines to fight Ebola are being developed on both sides of the Atlantic has grabbed global media headlines.

Wearable health tech market set to double

As many as 13.1m British people may be wearing some sort of health and fitness tracking device by as soon as next year – a 100%-plus rise on the current total of 6.7m.

UK to introduce Ebola screening at London airports

The government has said that travellers arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick from west Africa are to be screened for symptoms of the Ebola virus, backtracking on a previous announcement.

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 Health Business Features.....

Savings through smarter procurement

Nick Gerrard of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust explains how an ambitious savings initiative named Project Spotlight has led to breakthroughs in procurement strategy

A health check for hospital security

Assault against healthcare staff is a growing problem, writes the British Security Industry Association’s Judith Denny, who discusses the measures hospitals can take to ensure safety

Technology to avert clinical ‘never events’

Clinical error continues to contribute to major patient safety incidents that could easily be avoided. GS1 UK’s Chris Doyle explains how using supermarket checkout technology helps promote safety

Going above and beyond hand washing

Occupational hygienists offer value far beyond ensuring good hand hygiene; they evaluate and control hazards in the workplace that represent a real risk to employees. Damien Eaves, occupational hygienist and member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) reports on this vital role

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 Product Features.....

Do you see your practices telephony services as the problem or the solution?

Practice managers, receptionists and now a growing number of GP’s across the country, wake to the knowledge that the first few hours of the morning will be a battle against the torrent of calls that will ring their practice

Ultra Communications

Ultra Communications is an experienced supplier of cloud technology for contact centres.

What you need to know about ordering specials

Do dispensing teams need more education and training around specials? What do you think dispensaries and surgeries would welcome and how would that help?

Neopost

The healthcare sector faces many challenges today, from an ongoing requirement to maintain the delivery of frontline services with reduced cost to migrating to digital services, in line with Jeremy Hunt’s vision for a ‘paperless’ NHS and the general drive to digitisation through the Digital by Default and Digital Britain 2020 initiatives.

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 Supplier Profiles......

Reisswolf London Ltd

Reisswolf London Ltd is one of the UK’s market leading Secure Confidential Document Destruction specialists based in the South East of England.

Feedwater Ltd

Chlorine Dioxide Legionella Control in the Health Care Sector

Excel Parking Services Ltd

Within the ever present threat of austerity measures and pressure for improvements being a major focus for NHS Trusts today, the benefits of professional and efficiently managed car parking facilities are often overlooked, whereas the truth is often that these valuable commodities represent areas of patient and customer service that can also deliver financial benefit to a Trust.

Docman

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has utilised Docman’s electronic document transfer solution Docman Hub to send over 1 million patient letters electronically to GP’s.

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