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NICE renews major health improvement partnership with Greater Manchester

NICE renews major health improvement partnership with Greater Manchester

A major collaboration between Greater Manchester and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been secured for a further three years.
King's Fund survey: "New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals"

King's Fund survey: "New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals"

New funding must focus on services outside hospital including social care and community health services, according to NHS finance directors surveyed for the latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund.
Health professionals gather in bid to revolutionise healthcare

Health professionals gather in bid to revolutionise healthcare

Healthcare innovators from across the West of England assembled in Swindon this month as part of a programme that aims to save the NHS millions by bringing the benefits of cutting-edge healthcare technology to patients faster.
Theresa May pledges an extra £20 billion for the NHS

Theresa May pledges an extra £20 billion for the NHS

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has pledged an extra £20 billion a year for the NHS by 2023 – 2024, equating to an additional £394 million per week.
National survey shows QVH is top for positive patient experience

National survey shows QVH is top for positive patient experience

The latest national NHS inpatient survey shows that Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) continues to achieve some of the best feedback from patients in the country.
Chief executives call for a minimum 4% increase in NHS funding

Chief executives call for a minimum 4% increase in NHS funding

With speculation mounting that a government announcement on NHS funding may be imminent, the chief executives of The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have written to the Prime Minister, calling for a minimum 4% increase in funding.
Open day is glimpse into hospital life

Open day is glimpse into hospital life

As part of its celebrations in the run up the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Cambridge University Hospitals is launching a new recruitment initiative.
Gold standard ratings for hip replacement system

Gold standard ratings for hip replacement system

JRI Orthopaedics’ uncemented hip implant system has been awarded the highest rating by ODEP – the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel - in recognition of its clinical performance.
FDA clearance announced for expanded indication of scalp cooling system in the US

FDA clearance announced for expanded indication of scalp cooling system in the US

Huddersfield-based Paxman's advanced scalp cooling system has now been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use during treatment of patients with solid tumours.
Ultrasound: The way forward for critical care?

Ultrasound: The way forward for critical care?

Ultrasound technology is playing a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of critical care patients at Watford Hospital, part of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Joined-Up Health & Care conference marks two anniversaries

Joined-Up Health & Care conference marks two anniversaries

InterSystems, a specialist in health information technology, will be celebrating a double anniversary at its annual Joined-Up Health & Care conference. This year’s event at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, will take place just days before the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, and as InterSystems itself turns 40.
Endoscope decontamination unit supports Trust during improvement works

Endoscope decontamination unit supports Trust during improvement works

A UK medical technology company is installing an endoscope decontamination unit in a bid to help Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust treat patients while improvement works are underway.
New state-of-the-art eye centre set to transform care for thousands of patients

New state-of-the-art eye centre set to transform care for thousands of patients

A brand new state-of-the art £6.7 million eye centre has opened its doors to patients. The new purpose-built centre, which is located at the Northern General Hospital and follows a multi-million pound investment from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is set to transform care for thousands of patients needing surgery to treat cataracts, which commonly affect older people and are the leading cause of impaired vision throughout the world.
Hospital team shortlisted for national award

Hospital team shortlisted for national award

Poole Hospital has been shortlisted in this year’s national Patient Safety Awards after improving patient experience in its oncology service.
Blood treatment device passes £1.75 million in funding

Blood treatment device passes £1.75 million in funding

MediSieve, the company behind an innovative blood filtration device, has announced it has received more than £1.75 million in funding.
Unprecedented demand sees NHS providers overspend

Unprecedented demand sees NHS providers overspend

A high level of demand on the service and 'a combination of other pressures' led to an overspend in the NHS provider sector in 2017-18, with the sector as a whole having a deficit of £960 million at the end of 2017-18.
Getinge to launch anesthesia machine at Euroanaesthesia Congress

Getinge to launch anesthesia machine at Euroanaesthesia Congress

Getinge has announced its attendance at The Euroanaesthesia Congress (ESA) in Copenhagen from June 2 – 4, 2018 and the official launch of the Flow-c Anesthesia Machine.

MDU and HLA team up to support doctors with leadership skills

With the recent revelation that 90% of NHS trusts in England have a gender pay gap, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has teamed up with the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) to ensure its members benefit equally from expert leadership training.
Petition calls for long service medals for NHS staff

Petition calls for long service medals for NHS staff

An online petition is calling for NHS staff to be awarded medals for long service and good conduct. With 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition and with 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Cherwell achieves over 20% increase in overseas sales

Cherwell achieves over 20% increase in overseas sales

Cherwell Laboratories, manufacturer of Redipor prepared microbiological media, has announced a 21% increase in Redipor sales to its distributors during its 2017/18 financial year.

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