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Cancer vaccine production facilities extended

Cancer vaccine production facilities extended

The Almac Group, a CDMO serving the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally, is expanding its Edinburgh Technopole facility to allow scale-up of its personalised cancer vaccine activities.
Mobile theatre helps improve patient waiting times

Mobile theatre helps improve patient waiting times

A UK medical technology company is helping a hospital Trust continue to deliver orthopaedic procedures during a planned refurbishment of one of its operating theatres, as well as reduce waiting times for patients.
MPs reject EU withdrawal agreement

MPs reject EU withdrawal agreement

MPs have rejected the Prime Minister’s EU withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202 – the largest defeat for any government motion.
Sheffield patients to take part in landmark trial

Sheffield patients to take part in landmark trial

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of 20 UK sites involved in a landmark trial assessing whether a drug commonly used to prevent nausea and sickness after surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy could help treat patients suffering with the agonising symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
King's Fund responds to the NHS Long Term Plan

King's Fund responds to the NHS Long Term Plan

Richard Murray, chief executive at The King’s Fund, has responded to the NHS Long Term Plan, which was published on 7 January 2018 with the aim of saving almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in cutting edge treatments.
Work begins on one of the most advanced healthcare diagnostic centres in the UK

Work begins on one of the most advanced healthcare diagnostic centres in the UK

Liverpool is to be the site of the flagship HQ of Rutherford Diagnostics, located in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) at Liverpool City Council’s £1 billion Paddington Village Development.
£7 million unit meets growing demand for endoscopy services

£7 million unit meets growing demand for endoscopy services

Harrogate District Hospital with the support of partners that include endoscopy equipment supplier Aquilant, is further driving up levels of patient care thanks to its new state-of-the-art endoscopy unit.
Poole Hospital in the top 10 for staff flu jabs

Poole Hospital in the top 10 for staff flu jabs

Poole Hospital is in the top 10 hospitals nationally for flu vaccination uptake by frontline healthcare workers this winter.
 ‘Roaming’ cancer service is boost for thousands

‘Roaming’ cancer service is boost for thousands

An innovative new service which will benefit thousands of cancer patients every year at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has just been launched.
Caring colleagues gift new exercise machine to help patients stay active

Caring colleagues gift new exercise machine to help patients stay active

Poole Hospital staff have decided to donate their prize from a recent local fitness competition to the hospital’s children’s unit.
NHS Long Term Plan aims to tackle major killer conditions

NHS Long Term Plan aims to tackle major killer conditions

The NHS long term plan, published today, aims to save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer.
GMC publishes National Training Survey

GMC publishes National Training Survey

The GMC has published the results of the 2018 National Training Survey (NTS). This includes a case study from the fatigue working group of the Association of Anaesthetists (Association) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) describing the work the group is doing to improve the culture around fatigue.
Sheffield eye pathologist plays key role in WHO reference book

Sheffield eye pathologist plays key role in WHO reference book

A Sheffield eye pathologist who specialises in the microscopic examination of eye diseases has played a key role in contributing to an internationally-renowned reference book which helps clinicians and pathologists diagnose eye tumours.
NHS better equipped for winter with £420 million funding

NHS better equipped for winter with £420 million funding

Hospitals across England are delivering 81 projects to provide improvements this winter using money from a £420 million winter fund.
Could new saliva diagnostic test help eliminate malaria?

Could new saliva diagnostic test help eliminate malaria?

ERADA Technology Alliance, a specialist in rapid diagnostic solutions for early detection of infectious diseases, has announced the imminent launch of a world first diagnostic saliva test for malaria.
New network will boost health innovation and business

New network will boost health innovation and business

University of Brighton researchers are joining forces with entrepreneurs and community groups to turn Brighton and Hove into a focal point for health interventions.
SWASFT paramedic awarded Queen's Ambulance Medal

SWASFT paramedic awarded Queen's Ambulance Medal

A Paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Medal (QAM).
Complaints about doctors drop by 8%

Complaints about doctors drop by 8%

A report on the state of medical education and practice published by the GMC, reveals that complaints about doctors dropped by 8% in 2017.
Walsall Manor to get £36 million investment for a new emergency department

Walsall Manor to get £36 million investment for a new emergency department

The Government has announced that Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust will receive £36 million to build a new emergency department. This is part of the Government’s £963 m funding boost for health facilities across England.
Addenbrooke’s viral video is sign it’s Christmas

Addenbrooke’s viral video is sign it’s Christmas

Staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital have created a video which has taken the internet by storm, going viral across social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

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