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Mental Health Act overlooking human rights

The Mental Health Alliance urges the government to reform the Mental Health Act and take into account the views of those affected by mental illness.

GPs in Northern Ireland offered £2,000 cash bonus

GPs in Belfast and South and South Eastern regions with serious staffing problems are to be offered £2,000 cash bonuses to work out of hours.

Queen’s Speech implements new patient safety laws

The Queen’s Speech has unveiled new laws which could give official powers to the Health Service Safety Investigation Branch.

St Philips Medical Centre in Westminster ‘Inadequate’

Westminster’s St Philips Medical Centre has been rated as Inadequate and remains in special measures.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives in the UK

The machine that will enable the NHS’s first proton beam therapy (PBT) unit to treat cancer patients will arrive at the Christie hospital later.

Hospitals should allow animals to help patients, says RCN

The RCN is launching a nationwide protocol for animals in health care in a bid to encourage more hospitals to explore animal therapy.

Planned cuts to NHS in London leaked

The Guardian has seen secret NHS plans to impose unprecedented cuts to health spending in the capital.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

 Health Business Features

Making changes for the better

Rachel Pinto examines what employers can do to improve the mental health and well-being of their staff, especially during times of change.

Diagnosing the future health of apps

With advances in technology occurring throughout the NHS, Keiron Shepherd discusses how healthcare will improve alongside the development of apps.

Helping hospitals overcome increased demand

Modular buildings are proving to be the healthy choice for hospitals looking to overcome peak-time demand, says the MPBA

Delivering non-emergency patient transport

The Community Transport Association describe the benefits of pursuing a ‘Total Transport’ approach to non-emergency patient transport

Infection potential of copper alloys

The Copper Development Association highlights some of the most interesting findings of a recent Internal Medicine Review paper

Brexit and NHS mental health services

Elisabetta Zanon, director of the NHS European Office, examines the impact of Brexit upon mental health services

HB Top 10: assessing success in A&E services

With the majority of A&E departments failing to meet four hour waiting time targets, HB looks at the departments which are performing best

The long-term sustainability of the NHS

Neal Suchak, of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, analyses the problems the NHS faces in retaining its staff

 Health Sector Events

28/06/2017 to 29/06/2017

Health+Care focuses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that secures the future of health and social care systems


The Procurement Event For Health, is the UK’s leading exhibition designed to promote and support the ongoing NHS efficiency objectives.

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 returned to Manchester Central on 7 and 8 September 2016.

18/09/2017 to 20/09/2017

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show has developed over the past decade to offer emergency workers a great place to network and learn.

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

Patient First, the UK's largest patient safety event, will return to London's ExCeL on 21-22 November 2017

Event Diary

Health+Care focuses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that secures the future of health and social care systems