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NHS’s finances worse than previously thought

The Guardian claims that NHS Improvement has delayed publishing new information about the health service’s poor finances.

NHS and local gov urged to remake partnership

Professor Keith Willett has said that health and local government leaders must remake the NHS and local authority partnership.

£8.7m SBRI Healthcare boost for GP innovation

SBRI Healthcare has revealed the companies to benefit from £8.7 million funding to help develop novel technologies aimed at future-proofing GP services.

Scottish patient safety target met 15 months early

The latest Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios show that Scotland’s patient safety programme has cut hospital mortality by over 10 per cent.

Ovarian cancer charity warns of bloating dangers

Target Ovarian Cancer has said that only a third of women would see a doctor when they experience stomach bloating.

GPs received just four per cent of winter bailout money

GPs were allocated just four per cent of the £20 million winter resilience funding given to NHS organisations this year.

Better integrated systems for NHS communication

NHS Digital has announced new plans to enable NHS staff to communicate with each other through better integrated systems.

Mental health funding failing to go far enough

NHS staff are warning that government investment into mental health services for children and young people is failing to reach frontline services.

 Health Business Features

Releasing clinician’s time to patient care

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust discusses how being a Scan4Safety site is helping it release clinical time to patient care

Energy strategies in healthcare estates

A new guide to energy best practice for healthcare estates has been published. David Mackey outlines the background to the guide

Should NHS budgets be spent on parking?

Should patients using NHS services be charged for parking? Glenn Dives of the British Parking Association explores the current situation

Keeping money flowing through the system

As NHS trusts across the country continue to record large financial deficits, the process of recovering debt they are owed takes on added importance, says Stephen Sutcliffe

Reducing unnecessary hospital admissions

Health Business talks to Dr Debbie Harvey about NHS South Sefton CCG's Care Home Innovation Programme

HB Top 10: Catering for a healthier hospital

In our first Top 10 list of 2018, HB examines the NHS trusts and health organisations that are excelling in healthy catering

Good hygiene critical to infection prevention

Veronica Johnson Roffey explains how it is only by staff, patients and visitors working together that healthcare environments can win the fight to reduce HCAIs

Trends in translation and interpreting

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting analyses the benefits of multilingual policies in hospital, including the use of technology and impacts of Brexit

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