Health Business News.....

Hammond says Ebola outbreak 'a threat' to Britain

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would hold a top-level government meeting to discuss the outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus across West Africa which he warned posed a threat to Britain.

GPs favour local contracts over Quality and Outcomes Framework

A survey carried out by Pulse has revealed that just under half of GPs would, if given the choice, opt out of the national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) deal in favour of a contract negotiated locally with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Foundation trusts see agency costs rise by £300m

Agency and contract staff costs for Foundation Trusts have soared up by £300m last year, according to a report by foundation trust regulator Monitor.

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Robots revolutionising surgery

Though a fairly new but rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, robotic systems have already been tested for tele surgery and have been widely explored in almost all surgical disciplines, writes analysts Frost & Sullivan

Unified Procurement

The NHS Supply Chain’s Jennie Brice-Boutard examines how the Department for Health’s eProcurement Strategy will use technology to improve NHS procurement, deliver savings and increase transparency.

Hand Washing: the first line of defence

Hand hygiene is widely recognised as a vital tool in combating healthcare associated infection, writes Nicholas Hutton of the NHS Supply Chain, who provides key information for hospitals

Dealing with a hazardous waste stream

NHS managers have a legal duty to ensure that the waste they produce is correctly managed. Sam Corp, head of regulation at the Environmental Services Association highlights the key areas and legal obligations that producers of clinical waste should know

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 Product Features.....

Location Maps Limited

Communicate and direct your Patients with Clear Wayfinding Media for a Positive Patient Experience.

Reval Continuing Care

Reval Continuing Care is a leading European supplier of an unrivalled range of Assisted Bathing, Showering, Transfer Equipment and Hydro Rehab pools.

Ccube Solutions

Milton Keynes Hospital already saves over £1 million by installing CCube Solutions’ EDRM software and digitising its entire patients records library

Reval bring the shower to the bedside

Reval Continuing Care used the platform of the Health+Care conference to launch the Ruby mobile shower system.

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 Supplier Profiles......

Andersen Caledonia

Andersen Caledonia provides a wide range of infection control based services to support the manufacture and use of medical devices.

Pharmabotics Ltd

Pharmabotics Ltd is a research and development company based in rural Winchester. The company designs, manufactures and sells innovative tactile training models for medical education.

X9 Services

X9 Services has been established for over 13 years as a private ambulance company, providing  emergency and non-emergency patient transport to both to the NHS and the private sector countrywide.

Universal Pool Services

As a Specialist Contractor for the Leisure Industry with over 40 years combined experience, we are confident in the knowledge that either an Underwater repair or a complete refurbishment to their swimming pool tank or associated area- the works completed are to the highest standards practiced.

Ulysses

Ulysses is a leading developer of software solutions for the care industry, specialising in Dom Care, Elder Care, Extra Care, and many other care applications.

Techtex

One of the UK’s most trusted wipes manufacturers.

NCE Europe

Imation is a global data storage and information security company.

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