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2010-11-25 11:27:00

LONDON, November 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle, the employee-owned social enterprise, has today been chosen as the preferred partner to run Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust in Huntingdonshire. In a historic move, the East of England Strategic Health Authority (SHA) has selected a non-state owned provider to take over the delivery of NHS services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Circle have a unique partnership model, where everyone from the consultants to the cleaners are...

2010-11-17 13:43:04

Letter: Open letter to prime minister David Cameron and health secretary Andrew Lansley An open letter from 20 consultants and a patient group published on bmj.com today, calls on the prime minister to take action over a legal loophole that allows drug companies to make easy profits by licensing existing treatments for rare (orphan) diseases. They argue that the current situation concerning orphan drugs is not in the best interests of patients or the NHS and that the cost to the NHS is likely...

2010-11-17 00:01:09

Representatives from Inov8 Science Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the AIM listed company Mid-States plc, presented a scientific poster which provides a correlation between the reduction of airborne pathogens and the reduction of infection rates in UK NHS hospitals using the AD during the UK Health Protection 2010 Conference held in Warwick. (PRWeb UK) November 16, 2010 Representatives from Inov8 Science Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the AIM listed company Mid-States plc,...

2010-11-11 10:02:00

TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, although the European PACS, RIS, and CVIS market is largely a replacement market, there are key opportunities for vendors over the next five years in the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, the expected renewal of the National Health Services (NHS) Radiology IT Project in 2013 presents a large opportunity for radiology PACS and RIS vendors....

2010-11-08 05:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, England and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corp., a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, today announced that West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (West Herts) has chosen the Fusionfx solution suite to provide simplified access to an aggregate view of patient information within a singular portal. The portal is a component of the Trust's strategy to "Connect All," rather than "Replace All." With the Carefx solution, clinicians at the...

2010-11-01 22:25:43

Full-term babies are born with a key collection of networks already formed in their brains, according to new research that challenges some previous theories about the brain's activity and how the brain develops. The study is published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers led by a team from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London used functional MRI scanning to look at 'resting state' networks in the brains of 70 babies, born at...

2010-08-18 13:18:29

Alarm sounded on health consequences of substantial reduction in NHS health visitors The world's first ever analysis of data from a full scale clinical trial in adults shows that training Health Visitors to assess and psychologically support mothers after childbirth can prevent the development of depression over the following year. But the substantial reduction in the number of NHS health visitors was identified by researchers as a key issue for the health and well-being of mums. The...

2010-08-18 13:07:17

Head to head: Should the NHS budget be ring fenced? Is the government's decision to ring fence NHS funding fair? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund argues that the alternative to ring fencing is too painful. "If the NHS were not protected it would have to find cuts amounting to around 14% of its budget (equivalent to £18bn) over the next few years," he writes. He suggests the NHS could achieve this by cutting staff pay by 30%,...

2010-08-11 14:17:00

Online method is first that can be used in a multi-ethnic population A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes. Working in partnership with Diabetes UK, the largest diabetes charity in the country, and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, they have produced the...

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2010-08-09 11:45:00

A new test for oral cancer, which a dentist could perform by simply using a brush to collect cells from a patient´s mouth, is set to be developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The international research team, involving scientists in Sheffield, has been awarded $2 million from the USA´s National Institutes of Health to develop the test, which could provide an accurate diagnosis in less...