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.

The big squeeze

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.

Getting a  better handle on NHS data

Health Business’ Ben Plummer discusses how better utilisation of data can improve the delivery of care and support efficiency savings across the NHS.

Raising the standard of patient safety

Andy Crosbie, MHRA Devices Division, explains how Unique Device Identification and GS1 standards can help to improve patient safety while increasing efficiency.

Clearing the air on pre-hospital care

Dr Nick Crombie, clinical lead for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, discusses the latest technological developments in pre-hospital care and the impact these have had on patients.

Accessing all areas of medical technology

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

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