• In light of Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a ‘sugar levey’ in the 2016 Spring Budget, Dr Matthew S Capehorn weighs in on the affect this could have on obesity levels.

  • The Health Foundation outlines what has been learned from infection prevention and control work carried out over the last 15 years in hospitals in England.

  • Mark Dayan of the Nuffield Trust examines the current financial issues facing the NHS and what can be done to help deliver the £22 billion in savings targeting for 2020.

  • The Medical Technology Group considers the impacts on patients of poor access to some medical technologies despite the known benefits and wide availability.

  • Ian Burden of Capita Health Partners, on behalf of BIFM, looks at how effective use of technology in facilities management can bring tangible benefits to the NHS.

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that hospitals will face more frequent but less detailed on-site inspections, under the regulator’s new plans.

MPs on the defence committee have said that the anti-malarial drug Lariam should be a last resort drug, due to its ability to cause severe side-effects including depression and anxiety.

According to a survey by YouGov, the number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million.

NHS England has announced its much-delayed £46m scheme, designed to provide support for vulnerable GP practices, will be unveiled in June.

Official advice on healthy eating and a eating a low-fat diet to lose weight are wrong, according to a report from the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration.

 Health Business Features

The digital NHS

In light of Baroness Martha Lane-Fox’s recommendations on more digital inclusion across the NHS, Gareth Baxendale, chartered fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, discusses the scope for greater application of digital services.

Can a sugar tax solve the obesity epidemic?

In light of Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a ‘sugar levey’ in the 2016 Spring Budget, Dr Matthew S Capehorn weighs in on the affect this could have on obesity levels.

Working together to create digital harmony

Further, Faster is a new online resource which shares practical ways to overcome the difficulties faced by NHS organisations and small technology companies in working together.

Superbugs: knowing the score today and tomorrow

The Health Foundation outlines what has been learned from infection prevention and control work carried out over the last 15 years in hospitals in England.

The recruitment and retention of an adequate supply of nurses is currently a hot topic in the healthcare sector. The QNI’s Charlotte Bevan discusses the findings from its report into the challenges affecting the general practice nursing profession.

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