Health Business News.....

UK and Canada race to develop first Ebola vaccine

News that vaccines to fight Ebola are being developed on both sides of the Atlantic has grabbed global media headlines.

Wearable health tech market set to double

As many as 13.1m British people may be wearing some sort of health and fitness tracking device by as soon as next year – a 100%-plus rise on the current total of 6.7m.

UK to introduce Ebola screening at London airports

The government has said that travellers arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick from west Africa are to be screened for symptoms of the Ebola virus, backtracking on a previous announcement.

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Savings through smarter procurement

Nick Gerrard of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust explains how an ambitious savings initiative named Project Spotlight has led to breakthroughs in procurement strategy

A health check for hospital security

Assault against healthcare staff is a growing problem, writes the British Security Industry Association’s Judith Denny, who discusses the measures hospitals can take to ensure safety

Technology to avert clinical ‘never events’

Clinical error continues to contribute to major patient safety incidents that could easily be avoided. GS1 UK’s Chris Doyle explains how using supermarket checkout technology helps promote safety

Going above and beyond hand washing

Occupational hygienists offer value far beyond ensuring good hand hygiene; they evaluate and control hazards in the workplace that represent a real risk to employees. Damien Eaves, occupational hygienist and member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) reports on this vital role

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 Product Features.....

Neopost

The healthcare sector faces many challenges today, from an ongoing requirement to maintain the delivery of frontline services with reduced cost to migrating to digital services, in line with Jeremy Hunt’s vision for a ‘paperless’ NHS and the general drive to digitisation through the Digital by Default and Digital Britain 2020 initiatives.

TM Electronics

Help is on hand for health businesses tackling the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.

Jigsaw Research

Jigsaw Research is a qualitative and quantitative market research agency with an exclusively senior team.  They provide perceptive counsel and genuine, sector specific insight for their clients.

Conferences at Newton Rigg College, Cumbria

The Newton Rigg College is situated on a 200-hectare estate, just 2 miles from the junction 40 of the M6, at the gateway to the Lake District.

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 Supplier Profiles......

Sundeala

Sundeala manufacture Pin and Notice boards from 100% waste newsprint. All products are made in the UK at Dursley, Gloucestershire.

GCSC (SW) Ltd

GCSC (SW) LTD is a South West based company providing specialist cleaning and maintenance services to the commercial kitchen industry including Cornwall and Devon. We have been established since 2004.

Ductbusters

Ductbusters are a specialist ventilation system cleaning and maintenance company offering full UK coverage with directly employed, fully trained labour force working to B&ESA TR19, CIBSE TM26 and NHS HTM03-1 standards.

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

In June of this year South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) took the difficult decision to start charging staff and visitors for parking.

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