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The government has published its response to the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS Select Committee report of April 2017, which focused on issues relating to the sustainability of the NHS and adult..more

22
Feb

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee has led to increased fears of a staffing crisis for employers as plans for delivering immigration services and border security post Brexit remain uncl..more

21
Feb

 NHS Digital has announced plans for systems that are better integrated to improve communication between NHS staff. The plans will eventually see users being able to log into a range of applications..more

21
Feb

At the recent Joint Study Day held by HEFMA, the HCA and the ahcp in Bristol (February 15), Tricia Down, Head of Sustainable Health & Capital Planning at North Bristol NHS Trust explained how a n..more

20
Feb

Customers are at the heart of our business. We aim to provide them with the best service, support and advice. In keeping with this, Brandon Medical are happy to offer a professional clinical trainer ..more

19
Feb

NHS Digital has published the revalidated ERIC data for 2016/17 following the review and re-submission of estates costs data and associated units demanded in January. The national picture shows a hea..more

19
Feb

A new poll commissioned by independent think tank Reform, has found that 58% of British voters believe that the NHS needs reform more than it needs extra money. Nonetheless, 59% of voters would be wi..more

14
Feb

With the number of people living with dementia estimated to hit one million by 2020, (and exceed two million by 2051), Age UK is warning of an urgent and growing need to provide much better support f..more

14
Feb

The planned Serco acquisition of a portfolio of NHS FM contracts from Carillion is to go ahead, but at a vastly reduced price.    In December, Serco announced it had signed a Business Purchase Ag..more

14
Feb

Connecting people with the environment to improve health and wellbeing is one of the core actions outlined in the government’s new 25-year Environment Plan.   The plan sets out ambitious proposa..more

12
Feb

“Staff worked in a culture of intolerance, disbelief and fear,” is just one damning comment from the independent review into the widespread failings of Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH)...more

09
Feb

It has been confirmed that the new £335m Royal Liverpool will undergo a further delay and is now unlikely to open during 2018. The delay is following the collapse of Carillion, which was the contrac..more

09
Feb

ISS has announced a new strategic vision to be one of the true premier leading players in the UK foodservice sector. All current catering operations - including healthcare - are to be combined to cre..more

08
Feb

Figures released today (February 8) confirm the growing pressure on Accident & Emergency departments across England. The statistics from NHS England reveal that as patient numbers presenting at A..more

07
Feb

By April 2019, all NHS Trusts will have undergone a new style CQC inspection.  This new inspection activity started in June 2017 and is gathering pace. The new style inspection reports are starting ..more

06
Feb

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is making a further £540m available over the coming financial year for the support of frontline NHS services, including mental health and primary care..more

05
Feb

The move towards system working through STPs and the voluntary roll-out of Integrated Care Systems will be reinforced throughout 2018/19.    ‘Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19’, published by N..more

04
Feb

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a document setting out the progress made in recent years to improve cyber security across the NHS and the next steps that Trusts will be expecte..more

02
Feb

The Governing Body of NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has formally accepted the recommendations of the Local Care Board in relation to the future of acute hospital-based services..more

01
Feb

A new report published by health and social care charity, Picker, and The King’s Fund has uncovered striking associations between NHS staff and patients’ experiences in hospitals and NHS Trusts..more

31
Jan

The Government has published its response to Sir Robert Naylor's Review of NHS property and estates, published in March 2017. Lord O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, an..more

28
Jan

The health service is among the industries called on by the government to improve cyber security or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. The announcement comes as the Nationa..more

28
Jan

NHS England has confirmed the launch of a consultation on the contracting arrangements for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).   There is widespread support for ending the fragmented way that c..more

26
Jan

NHS England has announced three ambulance Trusts will share £10m to help improve patient care by developing into world-class digital organisations.   South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundatio..more

24
Jan

NHS Digital has published national guidance setting clear expectations for health and care organisations who want to use cloud services or data offshoring to store patient information.   The guida..more

23
Jan

Following a report on last night’s BBC News at Ten programme (January 22) about the pressures the NHS is facing this winter, particularly in A&E, there are extensive reports this morning that F..more

22
Jan

Work has begun on the construction of a brand new endoscopy unit at York Hospital. The £10 million project will take around a year to complete and will increase capacity from three treatment rooms t..more

22
Jan

The £14.8m Hospital Energy Project, completed by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) towards the end of 2017, is already producing significant savings for the Trust.   In the f..more

19
Jan

The National Audit Office, NAO, has issued a report on the rationale, costs and benefits of PFI, including the use of and impact of PFI, the ability to make savings from operational contracts and the..more

18
Jan

Independent think tank, Reform, has published a report, Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS, to explore the opportunities and challenges of the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the NHS ..more

17
Jan

The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, according to a new report from The King’s Fund.    Analysis done for the report shows t..more

17
Jan

The NHS Confederation has teamed up with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Health Foundation – to conduct a comprehensive objective study into the funding needs of the UK’s health an..more

16
Jan

The Health Services Journal today (January 11) reports on talks taking place between leaders of several NHS Trusts to establish an alternative to PFI for the NHS. The aim would be to deliver “off b..more

15
Jan

Carillion, one of the UK’s largest construction companies and provider of outsourced facilities management services to public sector organisations including many hospital Trusts, has gone into comp..more

11
Jan

NHS England has called on the country’s top housing developers to apply the lessons from the first Healthy New Towns schemes by creating a national network that will put healthy living at the heart..more

11
Jan

The CQC has suspended some routine inspections of NHS acute services, GP practices and urgent care services planned for January. The move is in response to increased pressure on the health and care s..more

11
Jan

These are the words of Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, who goes on to say: “Despite planning for winter more thoroughly and extensively than before, it hasn’t been sufficient. Ris..more

09
Jan

'Not a star, but a reasonably priced raconteur'.This is how Peter Hancock, recently confirmed as the Chair for HEFMA's 2018 Leadership Forum, describes himself. Hancock is the Chief Executive of Prid..more

09
Jan

The Department of Health has announced changes to the inspection system that mean all healthcare organisations in England offering regulated care will be rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) fo..more

08
Jan

Saatchi call for Royal Commission gathers pace"The NHS status quo will not hold. We need a Royal Commission." Lord Saatchi.In a report published today (January 8) by the Centre for Policy Studies, Lo..more

05
Jan

The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Interim Report has found that the current regulatory system for ensuring fire safety in high-rise and complex buildings is not fit for ..more

03
Jan

A sickness surveillance system will help the NHS plan for surges in demand this winter by tracking outbreaks of norovirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea, and other illness around the country. ..more

02
Jan

NHS Digital and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) have created a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to give providers a simple and convenient access to companies that supply Health and Social Care Netw..more

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