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Medica Group appoints new chief technical officer

Medica Group appoints new chief technical officer

Medica Group, a leading provider of teleradiology services, has announced the appointment of Marc O’Brien for the newly created role of chief technical officer (CTO).
NHS Wales approves proton therapy treatment centre

NHS Wales approves proton therapy treatment centre

Proton Partners International has announced that the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has been approved by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide high energy proton beam therapy to adult patients referred from the NHS in Wales.
Healthcare manufacturer builds new site with HSBC UK support

Healthcare manufacturer builds new site with HSBC UK support

A medical components manufacturer and supplier has secured a £3.5 million finance facility from HSBC UK to build two new extensions to its existing facility, creating multiple new job opportunities for the local economy.
Stateside success for UK HealthTech

Stateside success for UK HealthTech

A cohort of British HealthTech companies and medical institutions have taken part in the 10th mission to the State of Texas to showcase medical devices, diagnostic software and digitally-enabled technologies.
Trust prepares for winter pressures with mobile theatre installation

Trust prepares for winter pressures with mobile theatre installation

A Foundation Trust is preparing for winter pressures with the addition of a mobile theatre unit which will help it increase its operational capacity by an estimated 120 procedures a month.
Staff shortages leaves home care sector struggling

Staff shortages leaves home care sector struggling

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas, a new report from The King’s Fund and the University of York has found.
Poole Hospital praised for hip fracture care

Poole Hospital praised for hip fracture care

Poole Hospital has been named as one of the best hospitals for treating patients with broken hips for the third time in four years.
Pioneering cancer treatment is NHS first

Pioneering cancer treatment is NHS first

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has become the first NHS centre to pioneer a new generation of immunotherapy for patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer.
Healthcare company wins Large Business of the Year Award 2018

Healthcare company wins Large Business of the Year Award 2018

GAMA Healthcare, a leading supplier of disinfectant wipes and infection prevention solutions to the NHS, has won the Large Business of the Year Award, issued by the Hertfordshire Business Awards.
Conference aims to review Health Secretary's infection reduction plans

Conference aims to review Health Secretary's infection reduction plans

On 27 February 2019, 500 colleagues from the “whole health economy” will review the Serious Infection CQUIN 2017-2019 results at Infection Prevention and Control 2019, taking place at The Brewery, London.
Could wearable technology boost electrophysiology market?

Could wearable technology boost electrophysiology market?

Wearable technology could expand the electrophysiology market to $2.6 billion by 2028, according to data and analytics specialist, GlobalData.
The advantages of VHP (vapourised hydrogen peroxide) biocides

The advantages of VHP (vapourised hydrogen peroxide) biocides

Recognition of the need to reduce bioburden, or ‘kill bugs’, can be dated back to Dr John Snow in his pioneering work of 1854. What followed was the understanding that certain chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are ‘very efficient bug killers’, and can mitigate the spread of disease.
Virtual reality helps patients with visual vertigo

Virtual reality helps patients with visual vertigo

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS Trust in the country to begin use virtual reality gaming to treat visual vertigo in everyday NHS practice.
Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry

Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry

Patients could access new medicines up to six months earlier in a deal expected to save the NHS around £930 million next year.
£12 million committed to get SE Coast ambulance crews prepared faster

£12 million committed to get SE Coast ambulance crews prepared faster

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced funding for three state-of-the-art 'make ready hubs' to get ambulance crews on the road more quickly.
Hospital backs EU staff with application fees

Hospital backs EU staff with application fees

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed a Government decision to allow its EU health workers to apply early for UK residency ahead of a national roll-out.
Report highlights need for radical overhaul of cancer diagnostics

Report highlights need for radical overhaul of cancer diagnostics

A new report by the Health Foundation has rightly highlighted the urgent need for a revolution in cancer diagnosis in Britain, Proton Partners International said today.
Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements

Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements

The King’s Fund think-tank has warned that, without radical change, progress in improving the population’s health is at risk of grinding to a halt.
MDU reveals plan to save NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence

MDU reveals plan to save NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed a six point reform plan which could save the NHS from the crippling effects of the current clinical negligence claims bill.
Single accountable officer appointed for three North Yorkshire CCGs

Single accountable officer appointed for three North Yorkshire CCGs

A single accountable officer has been appointed to oversee a shared leadership team across three North Yorkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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