Building Better Healthcare


New £6m Suffolk health facility opens to patients

Kirkley Mill Health Centre in Lowestoft one of first projects delivered by NHS Property Services

Design and Build

2014 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes to address growing burden of diabetes

Competition invites entries from designers of innovative solutions to meet key health challenges

Infection Control | Therapeutic Sector | Information Technology | Medical Devices

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

Sheffield leads the way in cervical cancer diagnosis

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust first in UK to use Zedscan - a pioneering new system that improves the detection of pre-cancerous abnormalities of the cervix

Imaging Analysis | Therapeutic Sector | Measurement and Analysis

New report highlights at least £16.5billion of efficiencies for the NHS

Volterra report with EMC highlights opportunity for predictive and preventative medicine to accelerate the ‘Wellness Model’

R and D | Finance

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

Bleak outlook for healthcare construction sector

Healthcare construction activity 'grinds to a halt' over summer as experts predict fall in opportunities in aftermath of recession

Design and Build

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

New guide advises on upgrading hospital touch surfaces to antimicrobial copper

Document helps healthcare architects and estates managers upgrade key surfaces to antimicrobial copper to bolster infection control

Design and Build | Infection Control

Case study: How Britplas adjusted its testing regime to export Safevent windows to the US

How UK manufacturers are taking advantage of the burgeoning international healthcare market

Design and Build

£50m patient-centred mental health unit opens in Sunderland

Development completes final stage of £60m investment in modernising services south of the River Tyne

Design and Build | Therapeutic Sector | Mental Health

Case study: Total Speech and HIS integration improves efficiency at Manchester trust

The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust deploys RecMic for voice-recognition capability

Information Technology