Health Service Journal
This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. In particular: Now website only, no longer printed. (October 2017)
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Health Service Journal (HSJ) is a news service which covers the English National Health Service, healthcare management and health policy.
The Poor Law Officers' Journal was established in 1892. In 1930 it changed its name after the passing of the Local Government Act 1929 to the Public Assistance Journal and Health and Hospital Review, then in 1948 it became the Hospital and Social Service Journal. In 1963 it became the Hospital and Social Service Review, in 1973 the Health and Social Service Journal and the Health Service Journal in 1986. It was part of a group of business-to-business titles published by the Emap group which was purchased by the Guardian Media Group in 2008.
In 2008 it had an average circulation of almost 18,000 copies, most of which were by subscription. It was part of a group of business-to-business titles published by the Emap group which was purchased by the Guardian Media Group in 2008. In October 2015 the title's owners announced that print editions would be phased out over the next eighteen months, with the HSJ expected to be in the first tranche. In January 2017 the title was bought by Wilmington plc for £19 million.
Primarily aimed at "healthcare leaders", it is widely read among managers in the NHS in England. It covers a range of subject areas including commissioning, performance, finance, mental health and technology.
In 2014 it launched HSJ Intelligence which is aimed at suppliers looking to understand their NHS partners and prospects. In 2016 it launched HSJ Solutions, this platform provides validated best practice case studies in the NHS. It contains shortlisted and winning entries from all three awards programmes.
Content is available via individual or organisation subscriptions.
It runs 15 events annually where attendees gain insight from a group of senior healthcare figures on topics ranging from mental to healthcare policy. The HSJ Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation in the NHS, showcasing the service's most influential leaders and workforce projects and their innovations.
At the 2013 Professional Publishers' Association awards editor Alastair McLellan was named editor of the year in the business media category. In 2014 HSJ was named PPA business magazine of the year.
In 2014 it was named PPA business magazine of the year.
In 2017, HSJ won best online media property or brand: B2B and HSJ Solutions won best digital launch at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards. In the same, year the Professional Publishers Association awarded HSJ Solutions, Digital Innovation Of The Year (Business Media) at the PPA Awards.
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