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Referral and assessment 'lottery’ for autistic patients

The Liberal Democrats have revealed that children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment.

Private firms exploiting over-stretched NHS

Under-pressure NHS services are spending more than £1 billion a year buying external care because they are unable to keep up with demand.

Campaign to increase number of BAME organ donors

DHSC has announced a new campaign to increase organ donation rates within black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Worryingly high levels of senior vacancies in NHS

NHS Providers and The King’s Fund have warned that NHS trusts are facing significant difficulties in recruiting and retaining senior leaders.

Additional health funding will add to burden of spending

The OBR has warned that extra health funding and an ageing population will contribute to the burden of spending over the next 50 years.

Restricting access to groin surgery leaving patients in pain

Thousands of patients are being made to suffer in pain because of the NHS restricting access to groin (inguinal) hernia operations.

£6.3m energy investment in Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Breathe Energy has delivered energy savings through an Energy Performance Contract agreed with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust estate in 2015.

Transplant service short of necessary staff and equipment

Potential organ donations are at risk because UK hospitals are extremely short of transplant surgeons and specialist nurses.

 Health Business Features

How is innovation making a difference in the NHS?

Dr Amanda Begley discusses how new technologies and innovative solutions are making a real difference to patients and NHS staff

Lone workers – your hidden workforce

There are over six million lone workers in the UK which represents about 20 per cent of the UK workforce. They represent the ‘hidden’ workforce that is under represented in an office they rarely frequent. Nick Whiteley discusses the issue of lone worker protection

Making money work in the health and care system

Many believe that the structure of financial flows in the NHS needs to change. Joshua Walker and Emma Knowles explain why

Improving patient safety using GS1 standards

Glen Hodgson, head of Healthcare at GS1 UK, explores the growing role of barcode technology in the future of acute trusts in England

NHS 70 Interview: Royal College of Nursing

To mark the NHS 70 anniversary, HB speaks to Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, about the future of the NHS

Time for economic reform in the NHS?

While NHS funding increases are welcome, it is imperative to examine how that funding is spent, says Robert Colvile, director of the Centre for Policy Studies

The importance of NHS leadership training

What can we do to ensure people in positions of influence role model inclusive leadership, with dignity and compassion? Stephen Hart explores

NHS 70 Interview: NHS Confederation

To mark the NHS 70 anniversary, HB speaks to Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, about the success of the NHS

 Health Sector Events

19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

30/09/2018 to 02/10/2018

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

14/11/2018 to 15/11/2018

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) is a free-to-attend, CPD-accredited, conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.

Event Diary

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

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