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NHS awarded £7.5 million to digitally schedule shifts

Government allocates £7.5 million to NHS hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across 38 trusts to implement digital shift planning.
pneumonia in COVID-19 patients

DNA testing can rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients

Researchers have developed a DNA test to rapidly identify pneumonia in COVID-19 patients, aiding faster treatment.
deterioration

New tool identifies COVID-19 patients risk of deterioration

A new risk-stratification tool has been developed by researchers from the UK Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium and can accurately predict the likelihood of deterioration in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
COVID positive smokers, hospital

COVID positive smokers are twice as likely to be hospitalised

According to research by King's College London with 2.4 million participants, smokers with COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalised.
NHS teams

We must find other ways to keep NHS teams safe when they can’t work...

Dr Anas Nader, co-founder and CEO of Patchwork Health, discusses why we must find reliable ways to keep NHS teams safe when they can't work from home during the pandemic.
COVID hospitalisation, ethnicity

Afro-Caribbean people with kidney problems face COVID hospitalisation

New research explores the link between ethnicity and ESKD, which finds that Afro-Caribbean patients are four times more likely to undergo COVID hospitalisation.

COVID-19: Solidarity is needed the most

European Public Health Association Executive Director, Dineke Zeegers Paget examines COVID-19 as a societal issue, not just a pandemic and argues that solidarity here is needed the most.
patients with diabetes, COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare for patients with diabetes

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group considers how the standard of healthcare for patients with diabetes is impacted by COVID-19.
blood pressure medicines, american

Blood pressure medicines do not increase chance of COVID-19 death

Though heart damage plays a role in how someone deals with COVID-19, researchers at the American Heart Association found that blood pressure medicines don't impact your chances.
hospital floors

Hospital floors are a breeding ground for bacteria

Findings from a new study have cites that hospital floors are a hotspot for bacteria to breed, creating a route of transfer to patients.
patient services

How technology can help the NHS as it embraces ‘the new normal’

Dr Simon Wallace, chief clinical information officer, Nuance, discusses the challenges of reimaging patient services for the ‘new normal’ and the continued importance of enabling the most efficient process of clinical documentation.
digital transformation, OPEX

Providing solutions and services to ensure successful NHS digitalisation during COVID-19

Craig Hartley, UK Business Development Manager for OPEX Business Machines GmbH explains how their solutions are helping both the NHS and the wider Public Sector achieve digital transformation.
surgical teams, data

What makes surgical teams more productive?

Emmanouil Avgerinos, Ioannis Fragkos and Yufei Huang explain that for surgical teams, shared experiences and hierarchical structures matter more than you think.
health and social care, visa

U-turn for health and social care: From clapping to clamping down on border control

Alex Christen, Immigration lawyer at Capital Law, investigates the future employment regulations of overseas workers in health and social care.
covid-19 patient rehabilitation

Rehabilitation could reduce lung and heart damage in COVID-19 patients

Researchers have discovered that COVID-19 patients recover faster the sooner they undergo rehabilitation after leaving intensive care.
future of care

Why the future of care lies in tech, not robots 

Nicholas Kelly, CEO of Axela Ltd, explains why he believes that the future of care lies in tech, not just robots.
antibiotic resistance, COVID-19

Nightingale hospitals could increase antibiotic resistance

The University of Plymouth revealed that secondary COVID-19 treatment could be increasing antibiotic resistance and polluting water.
mobile workstations

How have mobile workstations developed to meet health workers’ needs?

Paul Zuidema, Managing Director EMEA at Ergotron, explores how mobile workstations have developed to meet the needs of health workers.
elderly care

24/7 live-in care at home: A post-COVID solution for the future of UK elderly...

Here, Peter Seldon, CEO of Consultus Care & Nursing explains the potentials of a revolution in elderly care and what we can do to get there.
hospital discharge

The danger of care home placement after hospital discharge

Paul Fever, of Go Access Distribution, explores the  danger of care home placement after hospital discharge and discusses alternatives.

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