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Foreign Secretary commits £70 million to Better Health Programme

Jeremy Hunt commits £70 million funding over three and a half years for the Better Health Programme, a range of health initiatives that could improve the lives of up to 150 million people across 8 emerging economies.
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Mental health in Germany: A focus on ward-equivalent treatment

Laura Kirschbacher, Corporate Communications Manager at Pfalzklinikum AdöR talks about ward-equivalent treatment (WeT), a special kind of hometreatment, where a multi-professional team visits the patients at home: She accompanied WeT social worker Linda Seez to find out more.
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UK Healthcare: Using technology for the adoption of effective medical bed tracking

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited places the adoption of effective medical bed tracking under the spotlight, including the innovative use of technology in this aspect of healthcare.
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Delivering improved health and wealth in the UK

Jane Kinghorn, Director of the Translational Research Office at UCL, discusses the importance of research and partnership in improving the health and wealth of the UK.
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Using technology in the NHS to support predictive, preventative and personalised care

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP’s vision for an NHS that uses technology to support predictive, preventative and personalised care is explored here.
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Digital services in an outstanding NHS trust

Within healthcare, we are seeing a rapid race towards digital services, with NHS trusts and organisations leaving paper, pull cords and legacy systems behind one by one.
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London hospital pilots new mobile app for porters

Northwick Park Hospital is the first in the country to pilot a new 'Uber' style app in its A&E department for staff to hail a porter on their mobile phone
hospital safety

New report on hospital safety for people with diabetes in the UK

Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK argues that more needs to be done to support the one in six people in hospital that have diabetes, who currently experience unnecessary harms that can lead to long lasting harm or death.
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The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government, including the Federal Minister of Health’s ambitions for the elderly care sector.
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Plans confirmed to open Midland Metropolitan Hospital by 2022

The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will open in 2022 after the government and local NHS trust reached an agreement to finish construction work.
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HEX innovation introduce blockchain technology platform for medical use

During the Hybrid Summit 2018 in Bangkok, software providers HEX Innovation launched a blockchain platform enabled service to be used by the medical sectors.
WiFi

WiFi connectivity enhancing the patient hospital experience during the NHS’s 70th anniversary

Innovative, state-of-the-art WiFi is the key to ensuring patients have the best hospital experience
Aplastic Anaemia

The importance of research into aplastic anaemia (AA)

Grazina Berry from Aplastic Anaemia Trust explains why research into aplastic anaemia (AA) is so important.
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The prostate gland: A most troublesome piece of tissue

Europa Uomo – European Prostate Cancer Coalition Secretary, John Dowling shares his thoughts on the prostate gland, described as a most troublesome piece of tissue.
Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety during blood transfusions…

Practising patient safety during blood transfusions

Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety during blood transfusions. As a transfusion practitioner, the main aspect of my role is to educate healthcare professionals in safe transfusion practice and the first thing...
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Patients do not understand medical jargon

A study carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that nearly one half of patients do not understand the advice given to them by their doctor Researchers at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) found that medical language is so complex that almost half of patients...
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Community services vital to ease A&E pressure

Community services play a vital role in tackling growing A&E services pressures say UK health and social care provider. Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust called for more focus on the part community services play in keeping people out of hospital. Speaking in response to the National Audit Office’s report into...

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