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HealthTech support platform enters next phase with expanded nationwide programme

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has taken another step in supporting UK HealthTech companies do business in the US. Following its 2017 launch, the ABHI US Accelerator will be expanded to support 30 companies drive their operations in the US.

Sheffield emergency nurses win top accolade for helping dying patients to return home

Nurses who are helping patients at the end of life that arrive at the emergency department get home for a dignified death were crowned winners of the Emergency Nursing award at a prestigious UK nursing ceremony.

UK first as London hospital takes part in new clinical trial for brain cancer

The London Clinic, a private hospital and charity on London’s Harley Street, is the first and only UK hospital to participate in a landmark international phase 3 clinical trial of a treatment called intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for glioblastoma multiforme, a brain cancer with a high mortality rate.

Nobel Prize winner makes inspirational address at major surgeons’ event

The world-famous Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai opened this year’s British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) conference in Birmingham with an address aimed at inspiring women maxillofacial surgeons.

Norfolk girl is youngest patient to receive life-saving stroke treatment in east of England

A 10-year-old girl who suffered a stroke is the youngest person to receive life-saving surgery using a newly installed state-of-the-art imaging system in the Interventional Radiology suite at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Medical device company boss joins Camstent as CEO

Camstent, the company applying proprietary bacteria-phobic polymer coatings to medical devices, has announced the appointment of Mark Harwood as CEO. Mark is a respected figure with an exceptional track record in the medical device sector.

ABHI leadership team to share industry knowledge at Medica

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has announced it will be taking key members of its senior leadership team to Medica 2019, in a bid to offer knowledge, expertise and support to all of its UK exhibitors.

Wood-based innovation for wound care receives regulatory approval and CE mark

A new wound care product is said to be the first wound dressing created from wood-based nanofibrillar cellulose to receive regulatory approval and be awarded a CE mark.

Specialist mouth cancer surgeons welcome findings from HPV jab study

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has welcomed new study findings from the two-year Cancer Research UK-funded study in Scotland that the HPV vaccination for boys may substantially reduce head and neck cancer.

Poole Hospital revamps ways of working with nurse-led service

A recently-opened unit at Poole Hospital – which provides an outpatient alternative to inpatient care – has helped improve patient service in the seven months since it opened.

MDU welcomes call for better support for BAME doctors

A report published by the General Medical Council (GMC) identifies some of the factors likely to account for the disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors to fitness to practise procedures.

NHS Lothian invests in cutting edge tracking technology

​Cantel and Lyngsoe Systems have won a seven-year contract to supply NHS Lothian with new software to help manage and track sterile assets across the Health Board.

Lec Medical announce move to Glen Dimplex Headquarters

Lec Medical is delighted to announce that it has transferred its UK manufacturing site from Buckley in North Wales, to a purpose-built facility at the main Glen Dimplex Headquarters in Prescot, Merseyside.

New test could lead to early detection of cortisol deficiency

A new breakthrough test offering a potentially more convenient and less invasive way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency - a decrease in cortisol production - is to be pioneered in a clinical trial at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A quarter of NHS Acute Trusts’ laboratory information systems ‘not fit for purpose’

Research by Transforming Healthcare Consultancy (THC) has revealed that 25% of NHS Acute Trusts are not compliant with standards that ensure that Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are fit-for-purpose and user-friendly.

Silver design success for scalp cooling specialist

Paxman, a manufacturer of scalp cooling technology have been awarded a silver DBA Design Effectiveness Award for incorporating design, across all aspects of its business including product design, R&D, sales and marketing.

Trust lifts second coveted conference award

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) – which recently won a top award in Finland – has scooped another; the prestigious HIMSS-Elsevier European award for ‘Outstanding ICT Innovation’.

Robotic surgery systems global market expected to reach $7.4 billion by 2028

The global robotic surgery market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% to reach $7.4 billion by 2028, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Self-testing tech improves therapy for heart patients

​A self-testing pathway for patients receiving treatment for long-term heart conditions in north Manchester is said to have 'significantly' increased the quality of their therapy.

Tony Blair urges government to prioritise investment in digital infrastructure of healthcare

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for urgent investment in the digital infrastructure required to ensure that UK healthcare continues to improve and advance.