£5m plan to improve the health of NHS staff

£5m plan to improve the health of NHS staff

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens has announced a major drive to improve and support the health and wellbeing of 1.3 million health service staff. Speaking at the Health and Innovation Expo 2015 conference in Manchester, he set out how NHS organisations will be supported to help their staff stay well.

Other News

Diabetes cases up 60% in last decade

Diabetes cases up 60% in last decade

The number of people living with diabetes in the UK has soared by nearly 60% in a decade, according to a new analysis by Diabetes UK.
Calls to tackle health inequalities

Calls to tackle health inequalities

For the first time, a new PHE led study published in The Lancet ranks the diseases and risk factors that cause death and disability in England compared with other high-income countries, revealing the nation’s potential to have the lowest total disease burden (years of life lost to death and lived with disability) in the world.
NICE quality standard aims to reduce CVD risk

NICE quality standard aims to reduce CVD risk

The latest quality standard published by NICE aims to help health professionals prevent thousands of people from becoming ill and dying prematurely from heart attacks, strokes and peripheral arterial disease. The quality standard covers identifying and assessing cardiovascular risk in adults, and, where it is necessary, using statins to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol in order to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).
• Cancers diagnosed earlier
• Cancer patients missing out on personalised treatments
• New guidelines on tackling biofilms
• Acetic acid treats burns
• Increase fragility fractures predicted
• Infection prevention conference
Infection Prevention 2015 ACC Liverpool September 28th to 30th
Results of Curos Port Protectors study being revealed at IPS Conference

Discover the results of a six month study into whether staff compliance with Curos Port Protectors can reduce line-related infections - at an exclusive presentation at this year’s IPS Conference in Liverpool this month (September).
Tristel to showcase chlorine dioxide chemistry at IPS 2015

Since it was first discovered that microbes cause infection, there has been a continued search for methods to destroy them. Some of the earliest weapons developed, phenolics for example, have been withdrawn for safety reasons. The remaining solutions that we rely on today – such as quaternary ammonium compounds,
Aiming for zero infection

As a trusted supplier of disposable medical devices, VYGON (UK) aims to offer solutions to the challenges healthcare professionals face today.
NHS awaits new medical-grade ruggedized iPad case to support infection control

NHS professionals will be able to see and touch the latest innovation in the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) e.g. Norovirus and C-Difficile as the FlipPad™ is revealed at the IPS Annual Conference in Liverpool from 28 – 30 September, on Stand 24.


Group B Strep tests for pregnant women

Group B Strep tests for pregnant women

An examination of the different testing methods that can identify Group B Streptococcus carriage in pregnant women and the latest advances.
Improving practice for IV cannulation

Improving practice for IV cannulation

A recent study undertaken at Morriston Hospital has shown how higher levels of compliance with best practice can be achieved.
Creating efficiencies and improving safety

Creating efficiencies and improving safety

Pennine Healthcare’s chief executive, Luke Fryer discusses the rising demand for customised procedure packs.
Focus on global health innovation

Focus on global health innovation

The medical technology trade fair, MEDICA, will provide a showcase for international innovation in medical equipment and the latest developments in healthcare.
• Rolling replacement of medical devices
• Simple patient warming solution
• Calls to improve patient discharge
• UK must improve disease survival
• Concordat advocates pushing the boundaries
• Radiology: targets for improvement

Product Spotlight

A new and pain-free way to secure IV tubing

Tube Anchor from P3 Medical has been specifically designed to solve the common problems associated with the fixation of administration tubing. The Tube Anchor attaches comfortably to the skin and grips the tubing, protecting the cannula from the effects of traction and allowing patients to move freely.

Cost effective patient solutions

Intersurgical is a leading designer and manufacturer of respiratory care products who offer a comprehensive range of cost effective patient solutions offering quality, innovation and choice.

Innovative solution to fluid management

Deltex Medical is a UK medical technology company that designed, manufactured and pioneered Oesophageal Doppler Monitoring (ODM).


Innovative surgical solutions


Innovative surgical solutions
KARL STORZ is committed to supporting hospitals in providing the most advanced clinical environment for surgery and ensuring the best outcome for patients.


AfPP South East Regional Study Day 'Revalidation & Future Developments’
Sussex University, Brighton
Saturday 10th October 2015.

Improving & Enhancing Perioperative Medicine
Hallam Conference Centre, London
Monday 12th October 2015

QIST - Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams
Marriott Hotel - Gosforth Park, Newcastle
20th-21st October