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Alder Play app to transform children’s care

A new Alder Play app has been launched at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to distract patients having procedures in hospital.

Weekend and evening GP access for Londoner’s

An extra 75,000 routine appointments will be available each month in London as part of a scheme to reduce pressures on A&E departments.

Opt-out organ donation plans launched

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to launch plans for an opt-out system of organ donation in England, moving to a system of ‘presumed consent’.

King’s College Hospitals in special measures

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit.

Pay restraint has helped NHS recruit staff: Jeremy Hunt

Though challenging, pay restraint has allowed the NHS to recruit more staff, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Increased risk of heart attack due to cold weather

NHS England has warned that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a ‘cold snap’.

NHS needs more beds to fight winter breathing problems

A new report has argued that hospitals must provide more beds in the winter months to deal with the rising numbers of patients who struggle to breathe.

Lord Kerslake resigns over NHS funding

Sir Bob Kerslake has resigned as chairman of King's College Hospital as a result of the government’s unrealistic expectations for the NHS.

 Health Business Features

Scanning for safety - barcoding progress within the NHS

HB provides its final Top 10 list of 2017 focusing on the trusts leading the way in making efficiency savings through GS1 standards and barcoding technology

Reducing AKI and creating a world first for the NHS

Think Kidneys won a Health Business Award last November. The UK Renal Registry, who orchestrated the campaign, explain the success of the campaign

Newly launched: the NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Following its launch on 1 November, Rianne Endeley-Brown introduces the new special health authority responsible for investigating fraud against the NHS

How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

Glen Hodgson explores what is meant by the term a ‘never event’, how can these be prevented and what role does GS1 standards have to play

Transforming mental health services

NHS workforce planning is essential to transforming mental health services, says Leila Reyburn, of the mental health charity Mind

Signalling fire safety plans in hospitals

Following the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire, Mark Hughes considers how signage can play a part in the safe evacuation of large numbers of people

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?

HB looks at price promotions and advertising of unhealthy foods on hospital premises, and how the vending industry is adapting to these changes

Utilising the existing NHS workforce

Nick Bowles analyses the importance of a healthy, transparent recruitment supply chain and the benefits of co-operation in NHS recruitment

 Health Sector Events


The Health Business Awards, now entering their ninth year, have established a reputation for showcasing the success stories in the UK health sector.

Event Diary

The Health Business Awards, now entering their ninth year, have established a reputation for showcasing the success stories in the UK health sector.