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2010-12-09 06:04:00

LONDON, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle, the employee-owned partnership of clinicians, has today secured GBP50m to fund its second new-build hospital - CircleReading. In a deal that signals a breakthrough in the UK development finance freeze, the site for the hospital has been purchased by the real estate investment arm for BP's pension fund, Ropemaker Properties, who will also provide financing for the construction. CircleReading marks another milestone in Circle's...

2010-12-08 00:00:44

Inov8 has commissioned trials at several UK NHS hospitals, as well as overseas hospitals which show the effectiveness of the AD (Air Disinfection) technology against most microoganisms responsible for Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI). (PRWeb UK) December 7, 2010 Inov8 Science Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the AIM listed company Mid-States plc, participated in the 7th international conference of the Hospital Infection Society held in Liverpool during October 2010. The...

2010-12-04 00:00:39

BigHand, the leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition technology to the UK healthcare market, today launched BigHand for Healthcare version 3.5 which leverages the latest dictation, speech recognition and document technologies for the NHS. London, UK (PRWeb UK) December 2, 2010 BigHand, the leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition technology to the UK healthcare market, today launched BigHand for Healthcare version 3.5 which leverages the latest...

2010-12-01 22:17:16

Scientists and clinicians in Nottingham are to work more closely with industry to develop new ways of diagnosing and treating lung disease. Nottingham has been chosen as one of just nine centres across the UK to host a Government-spearheaded "ËœTherapeutic Capability Cluster', which aims to forge closer links between academia, the NHS and the life sciences industry to speed up the process of getting new drugs from lab bench to bedside. The new cluster will draw on the world-leading...

2010-11-27 00:00:53

A local hand washing campaign that attracted the attention of Whitehall, reached an international audience and even appeared in the wards of Casualty could be rolled out to benefit schools, local authorities and businesses nationwide. (PRWeb UK) November 25, 2010 A local hand washing campaign that attracted the attention of Whitehall, reached an international audience and even appeared in the wards of Casualty could be rolled out to benefit schools, local authorities and businesses...

2010-11-26 00:01:48

NHS heart surgery patients in England and Wales have a greater chance of survival and recover more quickly than almost anywhere in Europe according to the first ever comparative study of cardiac operations data from across the continent, published today (25 November 2010). (PRWeb UK) November 24, 2010 NHS heart surgery patients in England and Wales have a greater chance of survival and recover more quickly than almost anywhere in Europe according to the first ever comparative study of...

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....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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