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West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

Support move towards accountable care structures

NHS Providers will provide support for NHS trusts as they move to accountable care structures that deliver more integrated care for the public.

Stoptober campaign encourages e-cigarette use

Despite health leaders ignoring the topic, the annual Stoptober campaign is embracing the use of e-cigarettes as a way to stop people smoking.

Lincolnshire Air Ambulance now carrying blood on board

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is now carrying blood on board, becoming one of only six UK air ambulances to offer on-site blood transfusion.

STPs under pressure due to partnership struggles

The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

St Bartholomew’s rated Good by CQC

The CQC has rated St Bartholomew’s Hospital as Good overall, with some areas of the London teaching hospital rated Outstanding.

MMR1 vaccine target met for first time

The number of eligible children receiving their first dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine has met the target of 95 per cent for the first time.

Court ruling not needed to withdraw care

Mr Justice Jackson has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state.

 Health Business Features

How can GPs get the IT they need?

Technology can help general practice to meet the pressures on it. However this this will take scale, funds and skills, say Dr Neil Paul

Saving money through FM services

Peter Akid describes how the newly-launched Hard Facilities Management framework provides access to a huge range of essential goods and services

Setting a standard in sustainability

The HB sustainability Top 10 recognises progress towards sustainability through the smarter use of energy, transport and waste management

Silver lining in war against superbugs

Dr. Michail Karavolos explains how to reduce HCAIs through more innovative property and estate solutions

Innovation and productive partnerships in asset management

Healthcare Estates aims to tackle key topics in three streams: strategy and leadership; engineering and facilities management; and planning, design and construction.

Building trust in healthcare information

Lyn Whitfield and Dr Alan Hassey look over the government's response to the third Caldicott report ahead of the UK Health Show

Reduce incidents of harm to NHS staff

Health workers face a variety of threats to their safety on a regular basis. Bob Street examines how the risks can be managed

Passing the health check – secure connected products

James Kelly discusses the work being done to reduce the risk of product-related cyber crime in the UK

 Health Sector Events

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.


The UK Health Show sees over 4000 senior healthcare IT professionals gather to network with colleagues, engage with suppliers and learn from best practice case studies in order to improve service delivery for better healthcare outcomes across the UK.

31/10/2017 to 01/11/2017

ehi LIVE is the UK's number one show for all those involved in digital health, hospital information, cyber security and healthcare innovation.

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

The Infection Prevention & Control show will help infection prevention and control professionals search for solutions to prevent infection and improve care.

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

Patient First, the UK's largest patient safety event, will return to London's ExCeL on 21-22 November 2017


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 Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

Supplier Profiles

DB Fire Safety Limited

DB Fire Safety Limited is an independent fire safety consultancy that was originally established

CK Group

CK Group have been providing specialist cleaning services to healthcare organisations for the pas