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£35m potential savings through estates framework

The new Estates Professional Services framework has the potential to save the public sector £35 million over the next four years.

People to get discounts off shopping in exchange for exercising

The NHS Healthy New Towns scheme could offer rewards such as free cinema tickets so as to reduce lifestyle-related illnesses.

Staff shortages threaten children’s health services

Leading doctors in Scotland have warned that workforce shortages are putting children’s health services in jeopardy.

Colleges join to improve young people’s mental health

The RCGP, RCPCH and RCPsych have committed to improving the care and support of young people with mental health problems.

GP number boost as NHS England expands international recruitment

NHS England is set to expand the GP workforce with the help of an international recruitment programme, it has been revealed.

Targeted training supports proposals to help GP trainees

Health Education England is to support a proposal that could enable doctors who did not complete their GP training to re-enter the programme.

Update on PrEP trial in England

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have published an update on the PrEP Impact Trial.

New scheme to help NHS whistleblowers

A nationwide pilot to help NHS whistleblowers back into work is being launched by NHS England.

 Health Business Features

Building trust in healthcare information

Lyn Whitfield and Dr Alan Hassey look over the government's response to the third Caldicott report ahead of the UK Health Show

Reduce incidents of harm to NHS staff

Health workers face a variety of threats to their safety on a regular basis. Bob Street examines how the risks can be managed

Passing the health check – secure connected products

James Kelly discusses the work being done to reduce the risk of product-related cyber crime in the UK

Asbestos in hospitals - a question of trust?

UKATA discuss asbestos awareness within UK hospitals and the best way to manage it on the NHS estate

Accessing good parking with the NHS

Dave Smith, of the British Parking Association, looks at the challenge of managing parking and ensuring fair access for everyone

Recognising progress in healthy NHS catering

Stewart McKenzie looks at the role that healthy catering in the NHS has to play in the fight against obesity and diabetes

Managing major incidents in the NHS

The Forum talks to the North Eastern Ambulance Service about how their customer service stood up to such a major incident

Safety through surgical instrument tracking

Glen Hodgson explores how GS1 standards are helping the NHS in improving patient safety and inventory management

 Health Sector Events

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.

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 takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

The Infection Prevention & Control show will help infection prevention and control professionals search for solutions to prevent infection and improve care.


The Health Business Awards, now entering their ninth year, have established a reputation for showcasing the success stories in the UK health sector.

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