Health Business News.....

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.

Migrants face 150% charge for NHS

People from outside the EU who seek help from the NHS are to be charged 150% of the cost, Ministers have announced.

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 Health Business Features.....

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

Responding to the obesity challenge

The British Dietetic Association’s Linda Hindle examines the obesity crisis facing Britain and comments on strategic approaches to curb this worrying trend

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 Product Features.....

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.

Page One Communications

Guaranteeing resilience and back-up for critical communications can be a major challenge, especially when constrained budgets are forcing organisations to re-evaluate their processes to reduce costs.

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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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