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£120m cash injection to enhance mental health services

Deputy Prime Minister announces improvements to mental health services, including introduction of first-ever waiting time standards

Therapeutic Sector | Finance | Mental Health

£5.3bn Better Care Fund to transform the 'basic model' of the NHS

Health Secretary announces major shake-up of elderly care services

Finance

Comment: How workforce planning tools can help the NHS save money

Amanda Bassett and Laurence Ansell of McKesson talk about the impact of workforce management solutions on the quality of care

Information Technology

Hospitals lose out as patients opt to travel to hospitals with better infection rates

Research from MindMetre reveals patients will travel up to 100 miles to be treated at a hospital with a good infection record

Infection Control

Work begins on Europe's largest young people's mental health facility

St Andrew's begins work on Northampton residential building for young people with mental illness, autism and learning difficulties

Design and Build | Therapeutic Sector | Mental Health

Comment: Paving the way towards integrated care

Dr Joel Ratnasothy, medical director EMEA at Caradigm, examines how population health data could help drive step change towards integrated care

Information Technology

£50m fund to drive energy efficiency in the NHS

Green Investment Bank and De Lage Landen announce funding alliance focused on supporting NHS energy efficiency projects

Design and Build | Sustainability | Finance

Case study: Specialist approach blossoms at Warrington’s Forget-me-Not dementia unit

Hospital transforms dementia care ward to enhance patient experience

Design and Build

NHS could 'save millions' by improving waste management

White Paper shows cost savings for healthcare estates from improved waste management

Comment: Soluble chlorine disinfectants vital for Ebola containment

Alec Barton of GV Health discusses the vital role that soluble chlorine disinfectants are now playing in the fight against Ebola

Infection Control | Cleaning

Comment: Nurses under pressure: shouting out for better technology

Julia Ball from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust explains how listening to staff calls for less paper, and working closely with clinicians on IT implementations, can lead to better patient outcomes

Information Technology