HealthTrust Europe, a trusted procurement organisation and supply chain partner for healthcare providers, has announced the appointment of Gary Welch as its new Chief Executive Officer. Gary will officially join the business in February 2024. Gary has nearly 20 years of experience in health and social care and will be joining HealthTrust Europe from Oxford University Foundation […]Read More
Integrated Care Systems (‘ICSs’) will be granted statutory footing in England on 1st July 2022, with 42 ICSs being established across England. ICSs are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services that improve the lives of people who live and work in their area. Partner organisations […]Read More
In what has been dubbed the ‘perfect storm’ for energy markets worldwide, the combined impacts of limited supply, extreme weather conditions, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine have significantly affected global energy supply and have resulted in record prices for gas, electricity, and coal. Indeed, experts have predicted that gas prices […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How healthcare organisations can check they are defended from cyber-attacks. 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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The challenges of Brexit and healthcare staffing shortages continue as the latest NHS staffing level figures (November 2018) reveal a shortfall of 41,722 nursing roles, alongside wider doctor and allied health professional vacancies. The Cavendish Coalition, an alliance of 36 health and social care organisations, estimates that as many as 51,000 nursing staff will be […]Read More
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. In its latest survey, Meeting Pathology Demand – Histopathology Workforce Census 2018, the Royal College of […]Read More
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: […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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