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NHS staff shortages – addressing the challenge

Staffing shortages within the NHS and wider healthcare market continue to be a key challenge across the UK. The media and executive reports highlight a worsening position with little light at the end of the tunnel however there are strategies and solutions that can be adopted to help alleviate some of the pressures of achieving successful outcomes.

Two years after WannaCry – are you protected?

In May 2017 parts of the NHS were left paralysed due to the WannaCry cyber-attack. The NHS was not the only victim of the global attack and it wasn’t a specific target, however it cost the National Health Service £92million 1 and highlighted weaknesses in its digital defences.

Partnership During Time of Uncertainty

As the proposed EU Exit draws closer, HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is poised to support both the NHS and commercial health and care providers in the UK to operate efficiently and continue to deliver high quality patient care. HTE has been diligently preparing its mitigation plan to address risk resulting from the UK’s proposed exit from […]

Bridging the resourcing gap in the NHS

Pressure on vital pathology services is mounting as populations age, chronic conditions increase in frequency and services become constrained by staff shortages. Against this backdrop, outsourced services must evolve to meet the needs of an increasingly challenging diagnostics landscape.

Legal Services and Healthcare – Common Misconceptions

There are several misconceptions surrounding the provision of legal services to the healthcare sector. To help clear up some of the confusion we spoke with Jonathan Hayden from Browne Jacobson LLP, and Jane Strobel from Capsticks Solicitors LLP, two of the suppliers under our Legal Services framework, plus our own internal legal team. Misconception 1: […]

Helping to Guard against Antimicrobial Resistance

Ninety years ago, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first antibiotic, and since then these medicines have been a cornerstone to modern healthcare to kill bacteria or prevent their growth. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health has encouraged the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which occurs when […]