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Temporary minor injuries unit created at NHS Lothian

Temporary minor injuries unit created at NHS Lothian

The creation of a temporary minor injuries unit (MIU) at one of Scotland’s busiest hospitals has had an immediate positive impact.
Welsh NHS patient praises proton beam therapy treatment

Welsh NHS patient praises proton beam therapy treatment

One of the first patients in the UK to receive high-energy proton beam therapy has today praised UK oncologists for embracing proton beam therapy and the transformative effects it has had on his treatment.
Poole Hospital goes ‘virtual’ with new fracture clinic

Poole Hospital goes ‘virtual’ with new fracture clinic

Poole Hospital fracture patients are to benefit from fewer hospital visits and shorter waiting times with a new ‘virtual’ fracture clinic.
NHS Lothian increases capacity with mobile endoscopy suite

NHS Lothian increases capacity with mobile endoscopy suite

A UK medical technology company is helping a Lothian hospital increase its capacity for endoscopy examinations and reduce waiting times for patients.
“No room for complacency” in addressing age discrimination in breast cancer care

“No room for complacency” in addressing age discrimination in breast cancer care

In its latest report, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) is calling for greater awareness surrounding age inequalities in breast cancer care and treatment.
New NICE guidance should include acupuncture, says membership body

New NICE guidance should include acupuncture, says membership body

The British Acupuncture Council has said it is ‘extremely disappointed’ that updated guidance on the treatment of urinary incontinence does not include acupuncture.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals awarded exemplar status for image-guided surgery

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals awarded exemplar status for image-guided surgery

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation has been awarded exemplar status by the British Society of Interventional Radiology in recognition of its interventional radiology services.
World-first online lactation care support system unveiled

World-first online lactation care support system unveiled

The world's first online lactation care support system, designed to help GPs support patients who have problems breastfeeding, is being unveiled for the first time in the UK.
One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes

One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes

New analysis by Diabetes UK has shown that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales.
RCSEd: "Lack of care for young medics symptomatic of wider problem"

RCSEd: "Lack of care for young medics symptomatic of wider problem"

Responding to the publication of a series of accounts that details the lack of care and regard the NHS has for young medics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) President Professor Michael Griffin OBE, believes the case studies are symptomatic of a much wider problem.
Mental Health Trust cuts falls with patient monitoring technology

Mental Health Trust cuts falls with patient monitoring technology

A clinical study by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Oxehealth has significantly reduced falls and saved time following Manor Hospital’s introduction of the Digital Care Assistant, with benefits for patients, nurses and the organisation.
Anglo-Chinese research targets antibiotic resistance

Anglo-Chinese research targets antibiotic resistance

AGA Nanotech, a British company specialising in ‘nano’ and ‘micro’ technology, has announced it is the UK’s lead partner in an Anglo-Chinese research study to prevent antibiotic resistance in poultry.
ABHI promotes UK healthtech in Texas

ABHI promotes UK healthtech in Texas

Europe’s largest distributor of TENS machines is setting its sights Stateside, with the help of ABHI’s comprehensive US Accelerator programme.
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.

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