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Mum and daughter praise hospital that’s "like an extended family"

Mum and daughter praise hospital that’s "like an extended family"

When Elaine Ratcliffe first walked through the doors of Queen Victoria Hospital in the 1970s to visit a friend who was a patient, little did she know that years later she’d be back and also be starting a family trend.
Breast screening trailer delivered in two months from order to clinical use

Breast screening trailer delivered in two months from order to clinical use

A new mobile breast screening trailer has now been delivered to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust as part of their Althea managed service contract.
Bowel screening to start at 50

Bowel screening to start at 50

The independent expert screening committee has recommended that bowel cancer screening in England should in future start 10 years earlier at age 50.
Research: NHS Trusts not discouraging consumer apps

Research: NHS Trusts not discouraging consumer apps

The majority of England’s acute Trusts have no policy to discourage consumer instant messaging tools, while many hospitals provide no alternative, according to cross platform mobile digital specialist, CommonTime.
Woman receives total face transplant

Woman receives total face transplant

A 21 year old woman, who suffered severe facial trauma from a gunshot wound has received a total face transplant from a team of surgeons and specialists.
King’s Fund announces new chief executive

King’s Fund announces new chief executive

Richard Murray, currently director of policy at The King’s Fund, has been appointed as its new chief executive.
Embryo freeze is UK first for NHS clinic

Embryo freeze is UK first for NHS clinic

Cambridge IVF is to become the first NHS centre in the UK to routinely freeze embryos after proving the technique very significantly increases the chance of patients becoming pregnant.
Nine out of 10 children treated for leukaemia at Poole Hospital will beat the disease

Nine out of 10 children treated for leukaemia at Poole Hospital will beat the disease

The survival rate for children aged 1-16 with leukaemia is now at 90% at Poole Hospital after continued developments in cancer treatment.
Cardiac ultrasound systems incorporate anatomical intelligence

Cardiac ultrasound systems incorporate anatomical intelligence

Royal Philips has introduced a cardiovascular ultrasound system specifically designed to increase diagnostic confidence and simplify workflow for clinicians.
New social enterprise pledges to make medicines accessible post-Brexit

New social enterprise pledges to make medicines accessible post-Brexit

TheSocialMedwork is making a mission statement by its pledge to make medicines accessible to people around the world, at the same time, wherever they live.
Sheffield researchers awarded £2 million global health grant

Sheffield researchers awarded £2 million global health grant

World leading experts from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield have received a £2 million Global Health grant from the National Institute for Health Research to help transform the management and prevention of preterm birth in some of the world’s poorest countries.
New technology set to improve patient safety and staff efficiency

New technology set to improve patient safety and staff efficiency

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has highlighted the importance of technology in NHS improvements, saying: "Let this be clear: tech transformation is coming."
Dorset’s bowel cancer programme to screen more patients for quicker diagnosis

Dorset’s bowel cancer programme to screen more patients for quicker diagnosis

A county-wide bowel screening programme has fully rolled out an extended service that aims to diagnose bowel cancer at an earlier stage, helping save more lives.
New survey takes the temperature of diagnostic imaging community

New survey takes the temperature of diagnostic imaging community

The pace of innovation in medical imaging and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an enabler for improving radiological diagnosis and reporting are the most exciting opportunities in the UK radiology market right now according to a survey by Canon Medical Systems UK.
HealthTech Brexit contingency planning firmly underway

HealthTech Brexit contingency planning firmly underway

ABHI’s latest member Brexit survey has highlighted the significant contingency planning that is underway within the HealthTech sector.
Digitalising drug information results in time savings for clinicians

Digitalising drug information results in time savings for clinicians

A year on from its launch, a medical app is helping to reduce the time it takes for clinicians to prescribe drugs to patients.
Preparing for winter hospital pressures

Preparing for winter hospital pressures

A mobile ward with eight beds has arrived at Hereford County Hospital to help manage the increase in demands on hospital services.
AI-powered healthtech device gives a voice to the voiceless

AI-powered healthtech device gives a voice to the voiceless

A communication device for individuals with Locked-In Syndrome, has been launched in the UK, enabling patients to once again communicate with their loved ones and carers in a simple, intuitive, and innovative way.
Survey highlights risk to babies and children in intensive care units

Survey highlights risk to babies and children in intensive care units

A new survey published on Thursday 16 August 2018, highlights that variations in the practice of airway management in intensive care units across the UK are putting children, and particularly newborn babies, at risk.
Paramedic Science students to benefit from extra funded course places

Paramedic Science students to benefit from extra funded course places

University of Northampton has received funding to train extra paramedics, news welcomed by a graduate who is working in the profession just two years after starting his course.

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