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The UK’s first centre for Culinary Medicine has opened at Westminster Kingsway College. This centre will provide a unique platform, bringing together medical students, culinary and hospitality stud..more

26
Feb

The new ProCure 2020 Framework (P2020) will be more than just a framework for design and construction; it will be a framework for Healthcare Solutions.    The Department of Health and Social Care..more

26
Feb

Global background screening provider, Sterling, has urged the healthcare sector to take background screening more seriously in light of a slew of recent incidents where employees spent a number of ye..more

26
Feb

The Health Foundation has launched a new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, healthcare professionals and researchers work together to impro..more

24
Feb

NHS Trusts across London are spending at least £850 million per year on temporary staff, according to a new report from Labour’s London Assembly Health Spokesperson, Dr Onkar Sahota AM.     '..more

21
Feb

Under NHS England's new Standard Contract rules, NHS services will be able to protect staff by barring from non-emergency care any patient or visitor who inflicts discriminatory or harassing behaviou..more

18
Feb

NHS staff including caterers, chefs, dietetics, nursing, estates and facilities are being urged to review their menus, food safety systems and allergen policies as several incidents relating to aller..more

17
Feb

The latest assessment of race equality in the NHS shows a significant increase in representation of BME people at board level across the country, as the health service continues its drive to reduce ..more

14
Feb

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock and celebrity Chef, Prue Leith – who is advising on the hospital food review – were guests of honour at the official opening of the new £3m catering facility at St..more

13
Feb

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published two reports looking at the financial and operational performance of the NHS and its capital expenditure and concludes that short-term fixes have made som..more

12
Feb

Addressing parliament yesterday (February 11), the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock announced the immediate launch of a capital facility to support any urgent works the NHS needs for the response to co..more

11
Feb

A new report from NHS Providers sets out the scale of the task required to rebuild and equip the NHS to make it fit for the 21st century.   ‘Building our NHS: why it’s time to invest’ says ..more

11
Feb

UCL Partners has launched a free online guide to help the NHS to set up non-face-to-face clinics. The guide is designed for NHS managers and clinicians and has been developed in collaboration with th..more

10
Feb

HEFMA is proud to be involved with NHS Sustainability Day 2020 as the sponsor of the Energy Award.    The government has made it clear that sustainability across the NHS is a high priority with t..more

05
Feb

Environmental awareness has never been more prominent in the public’s consciousness. Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep up with the pace of change, be compliant and stay competitive with..more

05
Feb

NHS England and NHS Improvement has published the 2020/21 NHS Operational Planning Contracting Guidance with some tough and ambitious targets around A&E performance, bed occupancy waiting lists, ..more

05
Feb

The NHS Operational Planning Contracting Guidance proposes changes to business case planning to help providers to develop their business cases and to streamline the approvals process for submitted ca..more

05
Feb

Following last week's publication of the NHS Greener Plan, the NHS Operational Planning Contracting Guidance has set out more detail for how the NHS is expected to improve its carbon footprint, reduc..more

03
Feb

NHS Digital has released the results from the 2019 Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) Programme. As the collection has been substantially reviewed and refined since publication o..more

31
Jan

Two people from the same family have now tested positive for Coronavirus in England and are being treated at a specialist centre in Newcastle.   The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Ch..more

30
Jan

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and global technology company, Babylon have announced a 10-year partnership to develop a new healthcare delivery model of 'Digital-First Integrated Care' for 3..more

30
Jan

The latest technology is a 'must have', not a 'nice to have' for the NHS in the 21st century.   The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has told NHSX to step up the Digital Ready Workforce Programme in..more

28
Jan

NHS England is to trial a new scheme to help older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions. Under the new plans, expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours, givi..more

27
Jan

NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate ‘health emergency’ this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and..more

24
Jan

The public sector should lead a move to more carbon-friendly diets to help the environment according to a report from the UK government’s Climate Change Committee.   Reducing food waste and chan..more

24
Jan

Over £500,000 has been given to 10 NHS Trusts in England today (January 24) to build new Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people. The funding is expected to more than double the number ..more

21
Jan

The new Building Safety Regulator promised by the government after the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry Phase One report last October will be established immediately by the Health and Safety..more

17
Jan

The number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since Chief Nurse Ruth May announced the ‘NHS App Ambassadors’ scheme in early September, according to NHS Digital.   Since Septe..more

16
Jan

A new report by the National Guardian’s Office reveals that over the last year cases of NHS workers in Trusts speaking up to guardians have risen by 73%, compared to 2017/18.    Of the 12,000 c..more

15
Jan

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has introduced the NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill to Parliament. The bill will enshrine in law an extra £33.9 billion every year by 2024..more

13
Jan

The NHS is missing out on millions of pounds that could be made available to it through Section 106 planning contributions, according to a report from the think tank Reform.    Agreements between..more

09
Jan

The cold weather is yet to arrive, but already winter pressures have caused the NHS to record its worst ever A&E performance in December 2019 as demand for care continues to increase.   The la..more

07
Jan

The proposed new NHS Standard Contract for 2020-21 throws the spotlight firmly onto environmental issues. It includes significant changes that providers will need to implement and which will drive im..more

06
Jan

The time taken to log in to computer programmes is said to be one of the main technology frustrations facing NHS staff. The £40 million investment announced by the government into frontline technolo..more

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