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Clinic stays at cutting edge of dementia research

Clinic stays at cutting edge of dementia research

During Dementia Action Week, Cambridge University Hospitals is highlighting one of the oldest clinics in the country that treats memory and cognitive disorders – the Cambridge Memory Clinic – and the changing shape of research into the disease.
Scientists spearhead £4m research into liver cancer treatment

Scientists spearhead £4m research into liver cancer treatment

Researchers at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre are spearheading a £4 million trial aimed at improving the survival chances of one of the deadliest types of cancer.
Sleep expert awarded College Medal for outstanding achievements

Sleep expert awarded College Medal for outstanding achievements

Dr Peter Venn, Clinical Lead of the Queen Victoria Hospital’s sleep disorder centre, has been awarded the College Medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, its highest accolade.
Sheffield Hospitals’ chief nurse receives highest honour from largest nursing body

Sheffield Hospitals’ chief nurse receives highest honour from largest nursing body

Professor Dame Hilary Chapman, chief nurse of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been presented with a top honour from the Royal College of Nursing.

Major health summit offers “springboard for action”

Far-reaching measures that will drive up healthcare standards and improve the lives of millions of citizens have been agreed by Commonwealth ministers.
CUH champions dementia support plan

CUH champions dementia support plan

Cambridge University Hospitals has launched an ambitious plan to mark the start of national Dementia Action Week (Monday 21 May – Sunday 27 May).
Pioneering NHS Trust uses AI to assist treatment decisions

Pioneering NHS Trust uses AI to assist treatment decisions

Global Digital Exemplar, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the treatment of patients who have had a heart attack, in a project that could see wider use of AI to inform treatment decisions across the Trust.
Doctor wins award for ‘outstanding care, support, patience and understanding’

Doctor wins award for ‘outstanding care, support, patience and understanding’

A Poole Hospital doctor has been awarded for the ‘outstanding care’ shown to a child diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the hospital’s annual awards evening.
Organisations to collaborate on new reflective practice guidance for doctors

Organisations to collaborate on new reflective practice guidance for doctors

New guidance for doctors on reflective practice is to be produced jointly by the General Medical Council, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans and the Medical Schools Council.
Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust embraces UK’s first mobile decontamination unit

Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust embraces UK’s first mobile decontamination unit

Following the launch of the market’s first mobile endoscopy decontamination unit late last year, the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the first Trust in the UK to bring the system to its hospital estate.
Smart phone study earns rosette for researchers

Smart phone study earns rosette for researchers

A project empowering patients to get involved in the ongoing care of their burns injuries whilst reducing the number of follow-up outpatient appointments they need has won researchers at Queen Victoria Hospital a prize.
HealthTech is UK's largest life science employer

HealthTech is UK's largest life science employer

The HealthTech sector continues to be the UK’s largest life sciences employer, latest government figures have revealed. In the annual Strength and Opportunity report, published by the Office for Life Sciences, HealthTech employment has grown at 4.4%, with overall turnover also increasing at a rate of 3.9%.
Enhanced recovery programme enables patients to return home earlier

Enhanced recovery programme enables patients to return home earlier

A 70-year-old woman who was able to return home just three days after complex major surgery to cure her bladder cancer has thanked the NHS for saving her life.
Health sector support body appoints new senior PR officer

Health sector support body appoints new senior PR officer

Mary Hickey has been appointed senior PR Officer at Medilink’s Sheffield HQ at Smithy Wood Business Park office.
Sheffield Hospitals staff join 70-day EndPJParalysis campaign

Sheffield Hospitals staff join 70-day EndPJParalysis campaign

Therapy and nursing staff from across Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have swapped their uniforms for pyjamas in support of a national 70 day challenge aimed at raising awareness of the importance of supporting hospital patients to get up, dressed, moving and back in their own clothes while still in a hospital environment.
CUH service for women is top in UK

CUH service for women is top in UK

A surgical speciality unit within women’s services at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) has been recognised as the best in the UK.
Early-warning device to detect infection in dialysis patients completes clinical pilot

Early-warning device to detect infection in dialysis patients completes clinical pilot

A device designed to identify infection in dialysis patients has completed a successful pilot clinical investigation following a funding award from Health Innovation Manchester.
£1.65 million study investigates premedication combating children’s anxiety prior to general anaesthesia

£1.65 million study investigates premedication combating children’s anxiety prior to general anaesthesia

Researchers in Sheffield are to lead a first of its kind study investigating a new way of combating pre-operative anxiety in children who would not otherwise tolerate a general anaesthetic when undergoing planned ear, nose and throat (ENT) and dental surgeries.
MoU establishes global alliance for diagnostic kit development

MoU establishes global alliance for diagnostic kit development

Abcam, a specialist in the supply of life science research tools, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shuwen Biotech, a leading player in the development and commercialisation of companion diagnostics (CDx).
New leader drives improvement in frontline health services

New leader drives improvement in frontline health services

Health Innovation Manchester has strengthened its Utilisation Management Unit with the appointment of Dr Paula Bennett as the new strategic lead.

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