Building Better Healthcare


Wales and East of England provide biggest opportunities for healthcare construction

Uncertainty over government funding prompts fears for future of the sector

Design and Build

Estate solutions to deliver the Five Year Forward View

How Community Health Partnerships is working with the NHS to make better use of the healthcare estate

Design and Build

Case study: Wireless flexibility aids gradual nurse call upgrade

John Polhill of Courtney-Thorne discusses the installation of the company’s C-T 08 wireless nurse call system at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Information Technology | Medical Devices

BSI revises design and construction code of practice

Standard is brought into line with the Government Soft Landings framework, post occupancy evaluation, and BIM requirements


Work starts on new A&E unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary

£43.3m project also includes new multi-storey carpark

Design and Build

Scotland eradicating paper letters and postal results between hospitals and GPs

Electronic Document Transfer software implemented by Microtech across all Scottish mainland health boards

Information Technology

Cost-effective solutions for upgrading security during hospital refurbishments

Jeremy Cassady of Securikey explains the importance of installing effective security equipment in hospitals and medical centres that have undergone refurbishment

Design and Build

Papworth Hospital development steps up a gear

Building frame goes up as hospital launches 1,000-day countdown to grand opening

Design and Build

Comment: £1.5billion of NHS savings the Government must not miss

Geoff Broome of Apira calls for government backing to save millions of pounds across the NHS through the introduction of paper-light systems. Here, he reveals how trusts in the South of England are leading the way

Finance | Information Technology

How barcoding and RFID technology is supporting better tracking and visibility of assets within healthcare

Zebra Technologies' head of healthcare, Wayne Miller, discusses how track and trace technology is supporting the need for improved visibility of assets - including new bones - in the healthcare industry

UK healthcare businesses must learn lessons from US cyber hacks

Tony Yeaman, national head of healthcare; and Ed Lewis, insurance and reinsurance partner at Weightmans discuss how NHS trusts can mitigate the threat of cyber attacks

Regulatory | Information Technology

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