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Summer’s funding boost not enough to improve care

Most of the £20.5bn pledged for the NHS risks being swallowed up by the ageing population, pay rises and hospitals’ deficits.

NHS Spine reaches one billion monthly transactions

NHS Digital has announced that NHS Spine has reached the milestone of one billion transactions in a month for the first time.

Care at risk because of hospital overcrowding

95 per cent of beds are occupied in England’s hospitals, with staff having to turn away ambulances because of lack of space.

Organ donors will be asked of religious considerations

Those joining the UK organ donation register are to be asked if they want their religious beliefs to be considered in the donation process.

NHS waiting lists at highest level in a decade

The number of patients waiting longer than the national target time to start NHS treatments has reached its highest level in a decade.

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Cancer patients in Wales are set to begin receiving proton therapy treatment on the NHS.

 Health Business Features

Hitting the brakes on traffic-related air

Gillian Leng discusses the dangerous impact that air pollution is having on our nation’s health and the role that NICE is playing in the fight against it

A prognosis for health finances

Dr Eleanor Roy says that the time to take a more stable and sustainable approach to funding the health and care system is now

Mobile apps and the future of patient care

Is the NHS sector ready for apps? Adam Stone explains how mobile applications can play a part in a better hospital experience for all

Ending legacy procurement practices in the NHS

Allowing smaller service providers to enter the procurement picture will result in more pioneering technologies for the NHS, writes Matt O’Donovan

Leveraging IoT to improve the patient experience

Paul Timms discusses some of the potential benefits of using IoT as a basis to transform efficiency and improve the patient experience

Technology-enabled care and OTs

Richard Turner asks whether more efficient technology-enabled care is the solution for the occupational therapy workforce?

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