Hospital Times is a popular, bi-monthly magazine for those managing the day-to-day running and operational efficiency of hospitals and their facilities. It provides an opportunity for shared learning about developments within the hospital sphere through informative features and editorials.

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Community healthFebruary 20, 2019
Wake up call: UK lagging behind on young people’s health – Hospital Times
A new report from the Nuffield Trust shows the UK is lagging behind other countries on young people’s health outcomes, highlighting the need to address failing services and invest more widely in new prevention strategies. Illnesses such as asthma and other long-term conditions are found to be more prevalent for young people in the UK when compared to other high-income countries.
AcuteFebruary 20, 2019
Combatting AMR through industrial collaboration – Hospital Times
When Lord Jim O’Neill, architect declared in 2016 that £40bn of global investment was required to curb the impending antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis, few could have complained of the £100trn return in savings he predicted for the global economy. It is an issue that should transcend any form of health policy, but since the peak…
AcuteFebruary 18, 2019
Preparing for a post-Brexit future in healthcare – Hospital Times
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, discusses the impact of each potential Brexit outcome for the UK Healthcare Sector. The events of the past few months have resulted in more uncertainty on issues such as health system supply chains, reciprocal healthcare, regulatory alignment, research programmes and public health systems.
AcuteFebruary 15, 2019
Racing against time – Mobile Stroke Units – Hospital Times
Mobile Stroke Units are the way forward for treating more patients within the Golden Hour, says healthcare consultant Professor Rory Shaw. Whenever the Mobile Stroke Unit of Southend Hospital is out and about in the East of England, members of the public demonstrate their support for this pioneering ambulance.
Community healthFebruary 14, 2019
A&E targets hit 15 year low – Hospital Times
A significant deterioration in A&E wait time performance has been reported today, in data published by NHS England. In January, only 84.4 per cent of patients were treated within the four-hour target – the worst wait time figures since the target was introduced in 2004 and falls well below the 95 per cent threshold set…
ScienceFebruary 14, 2019
Revolutionising cancer diagnosis with a breathalyser – Hospital Times
According to government figures, almost half of cancers in England are diagnosed at a late stage, leading to increased cost for the NHS and ultimately patients not receiving the treatment they need. Trying to address this, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, part of Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, is currently testing a breathalyser that could potentially revolutionise cancer…
AcuteFebruary 14, 2019
How to make the Long Term Plan work – Hospital Times
Nick Bosanquet, Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College, speaks to Hospital Times about implementing the objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). Professor Bosanquet has written extensively on the economics of healthcare for decades and, as an expert in this area, he is well placed to judge how feasible the NHS LTP is…

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