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Health service ‘failing’ in Northern Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that the health service in Northern Ireland is failing patients waiting for planned treatment.

First trust in country reaches 75 per cent flu uptake

DBTH has been announced as the first NHS trust in the country to have vaccinated 75 per cent of their frontline staff for the second year running.

NHS leaders fear ‘return to 1999’

Four NHS trust chief executives have publicly highlighted the health service’s declining ability to treat patients quickly enough.

South Central Ambulance Service opens £2m education and recruitment centre

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has formally opened its education and recruitment centre in Newbury.

South Tyneside’s diabetes service making notable improvements

The children and young people’s diabetes service at South Tyneside District Hospital has made notable improvements in controlling the condition.

Obesity prevalence increases in reception age children

The prevalence of obesity has risen for a second year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for children in reception.

£1.3m scheme puts NHS trust mental health practitioners in Barnsley schools

NHS trust staff are being embedded in secondary schools across Barnsley in an initiative to tackle poor mental health among children.

Southern Health opens six new mental health beds

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has opened six new beds in Southampton in response to a national shortage of beds for young people who need care in a low secure setting.

 Health Business Features

Impacts of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), analyses the impact of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Learning the best way to deal with disputes

Philip Shipman, HR manager at NHS Grampian, discusses how best to respond to the threat from sharp rises in tribunal cases

Preventing the preventable, simple steps to stay well this winter

The Infection Prevention Society elaborates on why effective hand washing, as well as a few other simple measures, can make all the difference in preventing winter infections.

Clinical IT due diligence must not become a tick-box exercise

Dr Alex Graham explores the challenges of heightened clinical risks during the deployment of new IT systems

HB Top 10: pursuing paperless

In our penultimate Top 10 list of 2017, Health Business recognises the UK trusts that are leading the pack in pursuing paperless ambitions

Reduce your false alarms

Fire safety might seem like a basic topic to the initiated, but it is actually incredibly important to get it right, says Will Lloyd of the Fire Industry Association

STPs, GDEs and GDPR: the UK Health Show

Lyn Whitfield looks at three of most popular topics from the UK Health Show: STPs, GDEs and the GDPR, which will be enforced from May 2018.

Data security isn’t just a technology issue

NHS Digital highlight the importance of protecting information and data in the NHS and why NHS staff must be trained in knowing system vulnerabilities

 Health Sector Events

31/10/2017 to 01/11/2017

ehi LIVE is the UK's number one show for all those involved in digital health, hospital information, cyber security and healthcare innovation.

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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ehi LIVE is the UK's number one show for all those involved in digital health, hospital information, cyber security and healthcare innovation.

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