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Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust partners with Medopad

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust partners with Medopad

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) will work together with British healthtech company Medopad as its official remote patient management solution to improve patient outcomes, adherence and operational gains across primary, secondary and community care.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals wins accolade for apprenticeship scheme

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals wins accolade for apprenticeship scheme

A team from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have won a top award after leading a training programme which has created more opportunities for people across the region to start careers in healthcare science.
CE Mark awarded for new flow cytometry automation system

CE Mark awarded for new flow cytometry automation system

Medical technology specialist, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has announced the CE-IVD certification for the BD FACSDuet automated flow cytometry system.
Urine testing system wins prestigious Red Dot Award

Urine testing system wins prestigious Red Dot Award

A urine testing system has been recognised in one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions. Urine Testing System received a coveted Red Dot Award – an internationally-respected mark of quality for design and innovation.
Research collaboration targets metabolic diseases

Research collaboration targets metabolic diseases

An international pharmaceutical company has entered into a collaborative study with Harvard University researchers to explore a new avenue for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Long Term Plan aims to reduce toll of sepsis

Long Term Plan aims to reduce toll of sepsis

Guidance, drawn up with the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of GPs, NICE and the UK Sepsis Trust, states that staff should look for sepsis at an early stage in patients coming to A&Es and those who are already on wards.
England’s Chief Nurse sets out long term vision for NHS nursing

England’s Chief Nurse sets out long term vision for NHS nursing

England’s top nurse has pledged to ensure the voices of nurses and midwives will be valued and heard across the NHS.
New routemap to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’

New routemap to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’

The AHSNs in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has launched a report of the MedTech landscape aimed at accelerating the entry, adoption and spread of innovations for the benefit of patients and commercial success.
GMC asks doctors about workplace facilities and their impact on training

GMC asks doctors about workplace facilities and their impact on training

Doctors’ access to break rooms and study spaces will be in the spotlight for the first time in this year’s national training surveys (NTS), run by the General Medical Council (GMC), which open today (Tuesday 19 March).
Positive results for ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter

Positive results for ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter

Initial results from the first in-human pilot study could pave the way for a novel approach in the fight against super-bugs.
World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Mobile fleet meeting NHS demand across the UK

Mobile fleet meeting NHS demand across the UK

Pioneered by a leading mobile medical unit provider, EMS Healthcare, the UK’s first fleet of mobile decontamination units has proven a game-changing innovation for endoscopy departments across the UK.
Acquisition advances digital and mobile communications platform

Acquisition advances digital and mobile communications platform

Hill-Rom Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voalte, a pioneer in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, for a cash consideration of $180 million. - and up to an additional $15 m in payments related to the achievement of certain commercial milestones.
Royal College calls for pensions changes to protect NHS Workforce

Royal College calls for pensions changes to protect NHS Workforce

One of Scotland’s most senior doctors has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Statement to ask for action to prevent experienced NHS consultants leaving the health service.
£4 million state of the art facility opens in Halifax

£4 million state of the art facility opens in Halifax

On 8 March 2019, GAMA Healthcare’s new Fellows Research Centre was opened by Sir Alan Langlands, vice-chancellor of the University of Leeds and the former chief executive of the NHS, in a ceremony attended by local MP Holly Lynch, the Mayor of Calderdale (Councillor Marcus Thompson) along with local dignitaries and GAMA staff.
Sheffield expert receives highest honour bestowed by Diabetes UK

Sheffield expert receives highest honour bestowed by Diabetes UK

An internationally renowned consultant physician who has led the way in developing key research that aim to reduce the burden of hypoglycaemia, a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose level has dropped too low, has delivered the prestigious 2019 Banting Memorial Lecture, the highest honour bestowed by Diabetes UK.
Nearly half of NHS acute Trusts 'do not have a transformation plan'

Nearly half of NHS acute Trusts 'do not have a transformation plan'

A total of 44% of NHS acute Trusts lack a formal transformation plan, according to research by a network of NHS transformation specialists.
 British public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade

British public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey published today by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.
£600k funds double manufacturing and lab space

£600k funds double manufacturing and lab space

A company developing proprietary bacteria-phobic polymers to apply to medical devices, has successfully closed an oversubscribed fundraising of £600,000.

Offsetting capacity and workforce pressures within endoscopy services

Cancer survival is the highest it's ever been with thousands more people surviving cancer every year. For patients diagnosed in 2015, one-year survival was 72% - over 11 percentage points higher than in 2000. Despite this progress, one of the biggest actions the NHS can take to improve cancer survival is to diagnose cancer earlier. Patients diagnosed early, at stages 1 and 2, have the best chance of curative treatment and long-term survival.

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