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Access to medicine after Brexit: Lords ask Minister for clarity

Access to medicine after Brexit: Lords ask Minister for clarity

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has today written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (DHSC) asking for clarity on the Government’s contingency preparations to ensure the UK has continued access to medicines and medical products in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Cambridge researchers, with support from NHS Blood and Transplant Clinical Trials Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, are asking patients with failing kidneys who opt to have a fistula created in their arm for dialysis to take part in a new research trial.
Demand dictates that ABHI doubles its Innovation Hub

Demand dictates that ABHI doubles its Innovation Hub

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has taken another important step in supporting UK HealthTech companies do business in the US by doubling the capacity of their Innovation Hub. Following the success of the first cohort, another eight companies have joined.
£5 million invested in women’s health clinic

£5 million invested in women’s health clinic

An independent investment manager has invested £5 million in The Evewell, a fully-integrated centre of medical excellence dedicated to caring for and protecting all aspects of fertility and gynaecological health.
Digitalisation wave causes flood of innovations at Medica 2018

Digitalisation wave causes flood of innovations at Medica 2018

Around 120,000 visitors visited the world's largest trade fair Medica trade fair, and the internationally supplier trade fair Compamed in Düsseldorf.
Doctors without legal representation face tougher sanctions from MPTS hearings

Doctors without legal representation face tougher sanctions from MPTS hearings

The results of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the General Medical Council (GMC) by The Medical Protection Society (MPS) demonstrate how important it is for doctors to have legal support when faced with a GMC investigation and a subsequent hearing.
Ambulance team honoured at Cancer Care Innovations

Ambulance team honoured at Cancer Care Innovations

A team of ambulance clinicians from the south west has been honoured for their innovative work in cancer care.
London Clinic launches innovative surgical service for amputees

London Clinic launches innovative surgical service for amputees

The London Clinic, a private hospital and charity in Harley Street, is said to be the first private hospital in the UK to offer an innovative surgical service to above-the-knee amputees with the aim of improving the function of the limb and reducing pain and skin-related complications.
Scalp cooling system helps hundreds of women

Scalp cooling system helps hundreds of women

A scalp cooling specialist and a detangling hair brush company have formed a partnership that has helped hundreds of women across the US look after their hair during chemotherapy.
System is another first in Trust’s cancer fight

System is another first in Trust’s cancer fight

A hospital which became the first in the country to get an advanced new £1.9 million machine to treat cancer patients has taken delivery of another.
Companies invited to apply for share of £300,000 funding

Companies invited to apply for share of £300,000 funding

Businesses with innovative healthcare products or services can now apply for a share of £300,000 as a Health Innovation Manchester funding call opens.
Sepsis success highlights Trust’s digital strengths

Sepsis success highlights Trust’s digital strengths

A Trust which has slashed deaths from sepsis has been recognised internationally for using technology to improve patient care.
Leicester Trust brings cutting edge system to hospital estate

Leicester Trust brings cutting edge system to hospital estate

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has contracted a new mobile decontamination unit to the hospital estate, anticipated to create significant time and cost efficiencies across its endoscopy departments.
Pioneering study could improve life for prostate cancer sufferers

Pioneering study could improve life for prostate cancer sufferers

Professor Derek Rosario, consultant urological surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named the chief investigator of a brand new £2.5 million National Institute for Health Research study investigating whether a new exercise programme could improve the lives of men suffering with prostate cancer.
Team effort aims to master urological expertise

Team effort aims to master urological expertise

Consultants at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are passing on years of knowledge to junior doctors by developing a degree course for aspiring young urologists, which is one of the first of its kind in the UK.
UK clinicians urged to prescribe acupuncture to help ease NHS pressures

UK clinicians urged to prescribe acupuncture to help ease NHS pressures

Clinicians across the UK are being urged by the British Acupuncture Council to consider referring their patients for acupuncture to treat a range of different conditions.
Award winning diabetes initiative generates ‘remarkable results’

Award winning diabetes initiative generates ‘remarkable results’

The diabetes service at Poole Hospital has received an award for a scheme that has improved care for young people with diabetes in east Dorset.
AI: UK organisations at risk of falling behind?

AI: UK organisations at risk of falling behind?

UK organisations risk falling behind oversees competition due to a lack of AI strategy, according to a new report unveiled today by Microsoft UK.
66% of doctors not confident that Matt Hancock understands health and social care risks

66% of doctors not confident that Matt Hancock understands health and social care risks

Members of the website Doctors.net.uk, all of whom are GMC-registered doctors, have been surveyed on their opinions on the current Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Largest hospital in Wales uses ProReveal in-situ protein testing

Largest hospital in Wales uses ProReveal in-situ protein testing

Synoptics Health, a manufacturer of digital imaging systems for healthcare applications has announced that ProReveal, its sensitive test to detect proteins on surgical instruments is now in use at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW).

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