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GDPR in biobanking for precision medicine research: The challenges

R.T. Lawlor, Z. Kozlakidis and M. Bledsoe from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories note challenges in GDPR in biobanking for precision medicine.
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Health Secretary searches for HealthTech at Paris summit

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has traveled to Paris to attend the GovTech summit in order to find revolutionary technologies to help improve the NHS.
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Bullying and harassment in the NHS could be costing billions

Bullying and harassment in the NHS in England could be costing the organization over £2 billion per year, according to new research published in Public Money & Management

Rebuilding tissues inside the human body

Scientific progress to grow new tissues outside of the human body led to first market approvals of living tissue-engineered implants The creation of living tissues to replace or repair damaged tissues or organs in the human body has defied clinicians and researchers for centuries. Yet, only by the end of...
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Medicinal cannabis-based products to be made available on prescription

Home secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that medicinal products that derive from cannabis will be made available on prescription by Autumn.
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Type 2 diabetes: Progressing novel scientific insight into new medicine

The gap in the long process of progressing a novel scientific insight into a new medicine is often called “the valley of death”. Read below to understand how the strategic alliance between University of Oxford and Novo Nordisk is aiming to combat type 2 diabetes by bridging this gap.
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University of Salford

University of Salford is a vibrant university with strong industry partnerships and world class facilities. Eight pioneering, multi-disciplinary specialist research centres work across the fields of arts, health, science, engineering, environment and management.
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How right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection
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Understanding stroke in the UK

Esmee Russell from the Stroke Association reveals the extent of stroke as a major health issue in the UK today
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Diet and health: A complex relationship

Senior Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), Dr Lucy Chambers, offers food for thought, by detailing the complex relationship between diet and health
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New treatments for spinal muscular atrophy

SMA Europe e.V. discusses how new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy open up new challenges for European and national institutions
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East Sussex approves plans to spend £365 million on services

Plans to spend £365 million on vital services and impose a 3% adult social care levy received backing from East Sussex County Council members this week East Sussex County Council’s 2017/2018 budget will see £365 million allocated to vital services for residents, but it also includes a 3% levy to...
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Westminster City Council planning ‘to send residents to Coventry’

The local Labour group heavily criticises the Conservative Westminster City Council’s plans to put homeless residents into private rented accommodation Conservative-led Westminster City Council announced plans recently that would see increasing numbers of Westminster residents who have lost their homes and are in need of temporary accommodation sent to properties in the...
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Rough sleeping in Oxford continues to be a serious challenge

Rough sleeping in Oxford remains a major challenge in the city according to a  street count conducted by the City Council The street count was conducted at the beginning of this month with an estimated 33 people on the streets, down from 39 in 2015. However, the council and homeless organisations...
Philip Hammond Autumn Statement housing policy

Improved housing policy welcome, but where is social care?

Civica CEO Wayne Story gives the software and digital solutions provider’s reaction to measures announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement, including on housing policy Today, in his first Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond’s overarching focus was one of improving productivity. Beyond this, three aspects caught our attention, the first being his belief...
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Failure to address health and social care crisis in Autumn Statement

Anger and dismay were the reactions across the board at a lack of support for health and social care in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today delivered his first Autumn Statement to the UK Parliament. Although he announced measures designed to increase productivity by investing in...

Corruption in healthcare in Europe

Paul Vincke, Managing Director of the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption network highlights corruption in the healthcare sector, ranging from informal payments to industry kickbacks. In October 2013 the European Commission published a “Study on corruption in healthcare” (HOME/2011/ISEC/PR/047-A2). The study was developed by ECORYS, a Dutch consultancy and research company, in collaboration with...

Facility management in healthcare institutions

Prof. Dr. Susanne Hofer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Facility Management, asks why the non-medical processes are well worth a closer look. Facility Management – a broad concept According to the European Committee for Standardisation Facility Management (FM) is defined as, ‘the integration of processes within an organisation to maintain...

Development of integrated non-invasive methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Stuart J. Corr1,2,3, Steven Curley1,4, Zhihui Wang5,6, and Vittorio Cristini5,6 1Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA 2Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA 3Department of Bioengineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA 4Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University,...

Health research – the Canadian way

AG looks at how health research can play a pivotal role in preventing major diseases throughout the country…  Over the decades we have changed the way we live, which can have a major impact in our health. For example new technologies we use and the environment can all impact our...

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