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Amazon’s Alexa to provide NHS-verified health advice
The NHS has announced that it is collaborating with Amazon to provide NHS-verified health advice from its website through Alexa
NHS acute trusts’ laboratory information systems ‘not fit for purpose’
Recent research by Transforming Healthcare Consultancy has revealed that 25% of NHS acute trusts are not compliant with standards that ensure that Laboratory Information Management Systems are fit-for-purpose.
Future proofing the NHS: How can automation help?
James Ewing, Regional Director UK at Digital Workforce, discusses how automation can help to future proof the NHS, here.
Diabetes UK and Kent and Medway STP to boost diabetes referrals
A new tool designed to help healthcare professionals boost diabetes referrals to structured education courses is being announced by Diabetes UK and Kent and Medway STP.
Measures to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities
The new measures include a working group for learning disabilities and autism and funding specialist advocates to review the care of patients in segregation or long-term seclusion.
Clinical trial participants soar across England
Numbers have reached record highs with over 870,000 clinical trial participants involved in research studies supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over the last year.
Up to 2 million will live with dementia by 2050
According to the Alzheimer Society 850,000 people in the UK have dementia but with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 living with dementia, this is predicted to rise to over 2 million by 2050 as the population ages.
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.
Promising urine DNA test could detect urothelial cancer
Scientists have developed a promising urine DNA test that is capable of detecting urothelial cancer.
Changing the doctor-patient conversation about IBD
Nurse. Researcher. Pioneer. Lesley Dibley gives a voice to a marginalised group and has changed the way doctors talk to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The NHS Long Term 10-Year Plan: Why technology is the key
Wayne Miller, Healthcare Director EMEA at Zebra Technologies discusses why technology is the key to a successful NHS Long Term Plan.
Artificial Intelligence in diagnostic medicine – a tool to replace clinicians?
Here, Gerry Morrow discusses whether we will ever see AI fully replicate autonomous decision making and what the future role of AI in diagnostic medicine is.
Britain: A nation of undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions
Smart TMS provides commentary on how the discussion around mental health needs to improve as many illnesses go undiagnosed and untreated.
Government announces improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative
Department of Health and Social Care announces improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) that will put the most promising medicines, diagnostic tools and digital services through clinical development and regulatory processes faster.
How can people-powered health drive cloud innovation?
Cleveland Henry, Director of Cloud at UKCloud discusses the topic of properly handling and storing patient data using cloud innovation, here.
UK mental health crisis: What support is available to workers?
Mynurva has commissioned a survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover how much support is available for people in full-time work who suffer from mental health problems.
Immunoscore®: From the science to the clinical evidence in colon cancer
Jérôme Galon, Director of Research and Head of the Laboratory of Integrative Cancer Immunology at INSERM, explains Immunoscore®, an in vitro diagnostic test that predicts the risk of relapse in colon cancer patients.
Key patient information stored in routinely collected healthcare free-text data is still untapped
Goran Nenadic, from The University of Manchester and The Alan Turing Institute, argues for using patient information stored in routinely collected healthcare free-text data.
A life- and disease course approach to health protection and chronic care
Taking advantage of data and trustworthy collaboration is the way to go when it comes to a life- and disease course approach to health protection and chronic care, argues Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Science & Innovation at Profil GmbH.
Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics
The UK is set to train many more highly skilled engineers in prosthetics and orthotics following the announcement of a new global centre of excellence based at the University of Salford.