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Executive Health Management

Airline Staff to Help Man 4,000-Bed COVID-19 Hospital

2020 01 Apr

  Airline staff are amongst thousands of personnel to man a new field hospital which opened in East London today for COVID-19 patients.   NHS Nightingale, housed in the Excel conference centre, opened its doors to 500 COVID-19 patients with the capacity to increase to 4,000 beds fitted with oxygen and ventilators.   The centre will care... Read more

IT Management

NHS Approves Free Healthcare Message App

2020 10 Mar

  The NHS has an ongoing campaign to phase out the use of legacy systems, such as pagers and fax machines, across the entire health service.      As a result, NHS staff have turned to using consumer messaging software such as WhatsApp even at the workplace. It's therefore become unavoidable that sensitive clinical information is communicated... Read more

Executive Health Management

Single Patient Safety Database for NHS and Private Care

2020 27 Feb

Patient safety data across the UK public (National Health System, NHS) and private healthcare sectors to be gathered in a single online database. Two organisations, NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have opened a consultation on the database as part of the next phase of the Acute Data Alignment Programme (... Read more

Executive Health Management

NHS ConfedExpo 2020

2020 10 Jun

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IT Management

Robotic Surgery Reduces Hospital Stay Length

2020 25 Feb

Meet "Versius", a new robot that performs minimal access surgery (MAS), helping to reduce complications and pain in patients. The new technology debuted in Europe when Western General Hospital in Edinburgh started using the robot to carry out keyhole surgical procedures. Since then, Versius has been performing a range of colorectal surgeries, including... Read more

Executive Health Management

Academy of Medical Sciences Calls for More Research Time

2020 13 Jan

A new report suggests the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) should run a pilot project allowing more protected research time for NHS staff. Estimate of the economic costs and literature review of the benefits of dedicated research time for Hospital Consultants in the NHS was commissioned by the Academy of Medical Sciences within... Read more

IMAGING Management

Royal College of Radiologists to new UK Government: Prioritise Cancer Care

2019 23 Dec

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in the UK has called on the new Conservative majority Government to prioritise and boost funding for five areas across NHS imaging and cancer care.   You might also like: Brexit: Wreaking Havoc in Healthcare?   “You have the power and the opportunity to give patients a sustainably... Read more

Executive Health Management

What Is the Plan for the NHS?

2019 13 Dec

With the election in the UK over and the Conservatives scoring an overwhelming victory , what future awaits the National Health Service (NHS)? The topic of NHS has been huge on all parties’ agenda and was discussed in details and debated by all major media outlets in the UK. In the Conservative Party’s manifesto the NHS-related policies... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lack of Interoperability Increases Risks for Patients

2019 06 Dec

National Health Service (NHS) patients' safety is at risk due to critical deficiencies in medical record keeping. A new research shows that NHS Trusts use at least 21 different electronic medical record systems, which poses a big challenge to the effective sharing of information. The study from the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at... Read more

Executive Health Management

Are PPI strategic documents helpful?

2019 12 Nov

Attempts to bring health and care (medic, public and social) research closer with the public has been on NHS’s agenda since early 2000s. Under the ‘p atient and public involvement’ (PPI) initiative, the National Institute for HealthResearch (NIHR) , the largest funder of health and care research in the UK, is committed to align research more... Read more