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Biotech business establishes southern HQ

Biotech business establishes southern HQ

BES, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the design, construction and validation of high specification pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare facilities, is to establish a Southern HQ in Milton Keynes thanks to sustained high demand for its expertise in the biotech ‘golden triangle’.
Althea and Samsung Enhance X-ray Services in Leicester

Althea and Samsung Enhance X-ray Services in Leicester

Through the Trust’s vendor-independent managed service, Althea and Samsung Healthcare have worked with Leicester General Hospital (LGH) to replace their plain x-ray rooms. Supported by Althea’s Implementation & Technology experts, LGH selected Samsung’s GC85 from all available systems.
Isle of Wight NHS Trust bids farewell to legacy pagers

Isle of Wight NHS Trust bids farewell to legacy pagers

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which provides hospital, community, mental health and ambulance services to over 140,000 island residents, has deployed a smartphone based Intelligent Paging app.
Shining a spotlight on clinical evaluation reports

Shining a spotlight on clinical evaluation reports

Maetrics, a leading international life sciences regulatory and compliance consultancy, have launched a new report providing clarity to medical device manufacturers on the requirements for properly documented, up-to-date Clinical Evaluation Reports (CER).
Trust takes action to maintain patient access to services

Trust takes action to maintain patient access to services

Two mobile operating theatres have been called in by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to maintain patient access to services during the refurbishment of two of its permanent operating theatres.
Novel imaging biomarker helps predict coronary inflammation

Novel imaging biomarker helps predict coronary inflammation

Researchers at the University of Oxford, Cleveland Clinic, and the University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker – and found it can be used to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries.
Sheffield scientist shortlisted for national award

Sheffield scientist shortlisted for national award

A Sheffield scientist investigating the impact hearing aids have on the musical experiences of those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
SBRI Healthcare saves NHS £30 million

SBRI Healthcare saves NHS £30 million

SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare has announced that it has secured savings in excess of £30 million for the NHS. These findings are part of a report by independent consultants PA Consulting, published on 5 September 2018.
Heart patient makes plea for donors

Heart patient makes plea for donors

A specialist nurse, who was back at work just eight months after having a life-saving heart transplant, is urging people to consider becoming donors.
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.

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