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Ipswich NHS trust rated ‘good’

CQC has rated the services provided by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust as ‘good’ following inspections between August and October 2017.

North East London trust rated ‘good’ overall by CQC

North East London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC following inspections in October and November 2017.

Wales’ A&E safety risks ‘unacceptable’

Emergency hospital consultants in Wales have claimed both NHS Wales and the social care sector are ‘severely and chronically under-resourced’.

UK facing ‘worst flu season’ since 2011

The UK is facing its worst flu season for seven years, new figures reveal.

Funding to help NHS progress instead spent on coping with existing pressures

Additional funding, aimed to help the NHS get on a financially sustainable footing, has instead been spent on coping with existing pressures, the NAO has said.

Pressure on busy A&E units ‘easing’

Pressures on busy A&E units have begun to ease in England but hospitals are still over-crowded, NHS figures show.

Free healthcheck to ensure NHS is fit for 2018

A New Year Healthcheck has been launched by NHS SBS to provide free expert advice to NHS organisations on finding new back office savings in 2018.

Pregnant and poorly migrants ‘too scared’ to see doctor

A deal between the NHS and the Home Office to trace immigration offenders is putting pregnant women and slavery victims at risk, MPs are warned.

 Health Business Features

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

Reducing overcrowding and waiting times

The Modular and Portable Building Association says that hospitals need to ‘act now’ to ensure that they can provide the best possible facilities

Scan4Safety – Insight from a demonstrator site

Rob Drag shares the progress and benefits of the Scan4Safety programme at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as it nears the completion of its initial phase

Effective recovery treatments for bad debt

When it comes to being viewed as an efficient mechanism for the funding of health care the NHS is far from perfect, says Dougie McManus

The top read HB articles of 2017

As we begin to guess what the changing face of the NHS will look like in 2018, take a look back at our top read features from last year.

Enhancing patient care through innovation

Health Business looks at the 11 ground-breaking projects from the third round of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme