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NHS failing patients with mental health problems

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has claimed that patients with mental health conditions are being badly let down by the NHS.

Princess Alexandra to come out of special measures

The CQC has recommended that The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust exits special measures following a number of improvements at the trust.

Hospital admissions for terminally ill costing NHS £2.5 billion

Marie Curie has reported that the NHS is struggling to cope with A&E admissions of people who are in the last year of their lives.

New digital transformation for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has deployed new technology in its emergency department to support new ways of working.

Individual costs for social care to be capped

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that any new system of funding social care will be capped and pledged further support for struggling councils.

Warrington Trust launches free Wi-Fi

Patients and visitors coming to Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will now be able to connect to free Wi-Fi.

Pay rise for 1.3 million staff expected soon

The BBC has reported that approximately 1.3 million NHS staff could expect pay increases of over six per cent over three years.

NHS IT systems are not fit for purpose, say staff

A Guardian Healthcare Network survey has found that six out of 10 healthcare professionals believe that NHS IT systems are not fit for purpose.

 Health Business Features

The NICE way of supporting health and social care

With the pressures the NHS and social care are facing, partnership working is vital, writes NICE's Nicola Bent

PEPPOL – a single, digital market

Ed Palferman explains how PEPPOL can simplify business and can reduce costs for the healthcare system

Catering for a healthy environment

Adrian Roper discusses how to help NHS trusts create a better food experience and support a health-promoting environment through shared learning

Technology to cut missed appointments

The patient communications technology framework can help reduce the almost £1 billion cost to the NHS wasted on ‘Did Not Attends’, says Peter Akid

Managing waste in the NHS needs a strategic approach

Edward James discusses some of the waste challenges being faced in the NHS, and the ways LPP is helping organisations to overcome them

NHS finance staff face twin challenges

Emma Knowles explains why the finance profession has a major part to play in providing the right financial platform for service delivery and transformation

Collaborative working for IAPT service access

Professor Gillian Leng looks at the importance of assessing technologies for psychological therapies and mental health treatment

Why design is integral to mental health services

Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes

 Health Sector Events

30/09/2018 to 02/10/2018

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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