RECENT NEWS

NHSA appoints Dr Mandy Dixon to lead its corporate engagement strategy

Health and life science sector specialist, Dr Mandy Dixon, has joined the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) as head of corporate engagement.

Micro-vascular ultrasound imaging for obs & gynae introduced at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Eight new diagnostic ultrasound systems have been installed across The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to update obstetrics and gynaecology imaging services for the patient communities of the north-east sector of Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester procures innovative tech solutions to transform care

Greater Manchester has appointed a suite of suppliers to commence development of a next generation digital platform that will support the transformation of public services and empower people to take control over their own health, wellbeing and support.

Philips to sponsor Society of Radiographer’s Radiography Awards 2019

Royal Philips has announced it is partnering with the Society of Radiographers to sponsor this year’s Society of Radiographer’s Radiology Awards 2019. The awards will reward the hard work and dedication of radiographers in the UK.

Oxford University biotech spin-out receives over £2 million

Oxford Drug Design Limited (ODD), a biotechnology company with a proprietary computational and machine learning platform, has raised a combined £2.2 million in funding from the Angel CoFund (ACF), o2h Ventures and other new investors, and grant funding from the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)'s UK-China research competition. This brings the firm’s total amount of grant and equity funding raised in 2019 to over £9 m.

Public back NHS plans for new rapid care measures

England’s top doctor has welcomed new polling showing that patients and the public support NHS proposals focusing on fast treatment for those who need it in A&E.

Painkiller use in childbirth drops six percentage points in a decade

The use of analgesics or anaesthetics before or during delivery has dropped from 67% of all deliveries in 2008-09 to 61% in 2018-19, new figures released by NHS Digital show.

Perioperative charity receives funding to support digital transformation

The UK’s leading membership organisation for operating theatre practitioners has received significant funding for a new digital transformation project focused on patient safety.

Dental X-rays may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma

Repeated exposure to dental X-rays may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and tumours in tissue covering the brain and spinal cord, according to new research.

NHS ramps up drive to increase uptake of lifesaving vaccines

More lifesaving vaccines should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, a new NHS review reports.

New social media techniques used to boost cancer screening rates

Hundreds of practice nurses across the country have been taught how social media can improve health thanks to the success of one of NHS Digital’s Widening Digital Participation projects.

Over 100 local school children inspired at Birmingham wellbeing healthcare event

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) welcomed over 100 local school children to its WM Young Life Event, to teach them about the importance of wellbeing and inspire them to consider a career in healthcare.

Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at MEDICA 2019

Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to be hosting a Northern Ireland stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion at Medica 2019; the largest healthcare exhibition in the world.

A&E rated highly, say patients

Poole Hospital’s urgent and emergency care services have been rated ‘better performing' by patients in a major new study published on 23 October which looks at urgent and emergency NHS care across the country.

Call for doctors to receive mandatory training in keeping homeless patients off the streets

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), along with seven other medical royal colleges and homeless charities, has called on the Government to urgently address the needs of homeless people treated in the NHS.

Getinge opens up a new hybrid OR

Getinge has inaugurated a new hybrid operating room (OR) in its 'Experience Center' in Rastatt, Germany.

New collaboration aims to help prostate cancer patients

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East has announced a collaboration with Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital to aid the treatment of prostate cancer radiotherapy patients.

New partnership to create the NHS ‘Event of the Year’

A major new conference and exhibition, ConfedExpo, will create the largest NHS event in the UK, bringing together NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Expo with the NHS Confederation’s annual gathering.

Reports providing official adult social care statistics released by NHS Digital

NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on those in receipt of adult social care in England.

UK AI first to help nearly half a million with chronic conditions

In an unprecedented partnership, a digital social enterprise and four UK health charities are coming together to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for good – creating the UK’s first AI coaching tool of its kind to support long term health conditions.