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Tech overhaul aims to make NHS most advanced health and care system in the world

Tech overhaul aims to make NHS most advanced health and care system in the world

Top technology companies will be challenged to develop new, innovative GP IT systems to empower patients to access more health services online and through their phones, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Northern Health Science Alliance announces new CEO

Northern Health Science Alliance announces new CEO

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has announced that Dr Séamus O’Neill has been appointed as its new chief executive officer.
Partnership aims to help diagnose cancers earlier

Partnership aims to help diagnose cancers earlier

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has signed a five-year contract with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for the delivery of a regional digital pathology system to the Northern Cancer Alliance.
MAC publishes latest report on visas for medical professionals

MAC publishes latest report on visas for medical professionals

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that all medical roles should be added to the shortage occupation list (SOL), in its first full review of the list since 2013.
Health Innovation Manchester drives digital transformation forward

Health Innovation Manchester drives digital transformation forward

Guy Lucchi is set to join Health Innovation Manchester in June 2019 to lead on the organisation’s digital transformation programme, across Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolved health and care system.
Up to £240,000 AI funding available

Up to £240,000 AI funding available

£240,000 is available through an Innovate UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, with funding from Opportunity North East and NHS Scotland, to investigate the use of AI and machine learning in the NHS.
Endoscopy team achieves prestigious JAG accreditation

Endoscopy team achieves prestigious JAG accreditation

The Endoscopy team at The London Clinic independent hospital and charity are celebrating after achieving the sought-after UK accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians Joint Advisory Group on gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (JAG).
State-of-the-art 3D mammography units installed at Derby Hospital

State-of-the-art 3D mammography units installed at Derby Hospital

Two state-of-art 3D mammography systems that offer women a more comfortable breast exam experience have been installed at the University of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
Study reveals proton beam therapy significantly reduces side effects

Study reveals proton beam therapy significantly reduces side effects

A groundbreaking study has revealed that cancer patients are at significantly lower risk of experiencing unwanted side effects when treated with proton beam therapy compared with conventional radiation therapy.
Track and trace technology set to improve patient care

Track and trace technology set to improve patient care

Homerton University Hospital, which provides acute treatment and care for patients across the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London, has appointed Genesis Automation to deliver a new track and trace technology system to help manage its essential medical supplies.
Next generation molecular diagnostics business launches

Next generation molecular diagnostics business launches

Health Innovation Manchester and global partner QIAGEN announce ground-breaking new company to develop new tests for the prediction, prevention, and diagnosis of disease.
UK’s latest proton beam therapy centre marks milestone for cancer care

UK’s latest proton beam therapy centre marks milestone for cancer care

The opening of the UK’s latest high energy proton beam therapy centre marks a significant moment in the provision of advanced cancer.
End-to-end solution helps Trust to speed up CT scans

End-to-end solution helps Trust to speed up CT scans

The London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) has acquired three new Siemens Healthineers CT scanners across its three primary sites, with support from Siemens Financial Services (SFS).
COPD audit reveals great strides and areas for improvement

COPD audit reveals great strides and areas for improvement

Care of patients with chronic lung conditions is improving but there are still significant deficiencies that need addressing, according to the world’s largest clinical audit of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients, run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Disabled medical staff to get increased support

Disabled medical staff to get increased support

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published on Tuesday 14 May by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Hospital staff offered cervical cancer screenings

Hospital staff offered cervical cancer screenings

Cervical cancer screening appointments have been offered to staff at Poole Hospital to raise awareness of how screening can help identify the onset of the disease.
Funding helps development of pioneering software

Funding helps development of pioneering software

Pioneering software that enables anaesthetists to make better decisions for high risk patients during surgery has been awarded InnovateUK funding.
New radiology equipment installed at Peterborough City Hospital

New radiology equipment installed at Peterborough City Hospital

Vendor-independent managed service and maintenance provider, Althea, has installed brand new radiology equipment at Peterborough City Hospital.
UK HealthTech sector fully supported in China

UK HealthTech sector fully supported in China

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is supporting 17 UK companies, ranging from small start-ups to large SMEs, at China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF).
Back pain app outperforms physiotherapy in clinical trial

Back pain app outperforms physiotherapy in clinical trial

Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company, announced results from the first randomised controlled trial of its app-based therapy programme for patients with non-specific low back pain. Detailed results of the study showed that patients using Kaia, a downloadable app for back pain, reported significantly lower pain levels compared to the control group treated with physiotherapy and online education.

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