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2013-05-29 09:45:26

Profits from pregnancy: How trusted organizations sell out women to commercial interests Trusted organizations, such as the NHS and some UK royal colleges, profit by selling commercial advertisers access to pregnant women through promotions such as Bounty bags. On bmj.com today, GP Margaret McCartney says these potential conflicts of interests are unacceptable. For example, she describes how a commercial company was offered access to mothers through adverts and editorial content in...

2013-04-29 08:28:04

Oncology Departments in North Middlesex and Poole Acquire Final Two TrueBeam Systems Made Available Under NHS Supply Chain Initiative CRAWLEY, U.K., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals in London and Dorset have acquired the final two of ten advanced Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) radiotherapy treatment machines offered as part of an innovative government program to roll out the most modern cancer treatments for patients in the UK's public hospitals. North Middlesex...

2013-04-19 17:58:56

Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), new research shows. Researchers from The University of Manchester found the risk of developing psychosis was more than halved for those receiving CBT at six, 12 and 18-24 months after treatment started. The team from the University´s School of Psychological...

2013-04-09 12:30:09

BOSTON and BIRMINGHAM, England, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartagenia, the world leader in providing genetic labs and clinicians software-based workflow support for variant assessment, lab reporting, and integration of diagnostic knowledge-bases, announced today that it has signed a license agreement for its cloud-based BENCHlab CNV solution for genetic variant storage and analysis with West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) at Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust...

2013-03-26 08:30:28

Continua certified personal health devices mandated by Worcestershire County Council and NHS for use in assistive technology program to manage chronic conditions. BEAVERTON, Ore., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worcestershire County Council along with three National Health Services (NHS) Clinical Commissioning Groups have issued the first 3millionlives tender in England, which includes two key Continua Health Alliance standards in the 'Mandatory Requirements' section of its call for...

2013-03-04 12:28:47

Large multi-hospital contract is latest in a series of recent Universal Clinical Platform wins in the U.K. LONDON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuo Technologies®, a world leader in high-performance software and services for clinical content management and data migration, announced today that it has been awarded the vendor neutral archive (VNA) and data migration contract for the Salisbury, Wight and South Hampshire (SWASH) Domain NHS Trust consortium. Acuo will work with...

2013-02-28 14:25:41

Starch-based intravenous (IV) fluids used by the NHS to treat seriously ill patients are causing unnecessary deaths, according to a new Cochrane systematic review by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based on data from 25 randomized control trials, the researchers concluded that starch-based colloid fluids, used to stabilize patients with low blood pressure, are not only more expensive than saline-based crystalloid fluids, but may also be causing around...

2013-01-20 23:00:15

Acklima Akbar, professional nurse, offers insight from the other side of the counter. Surrey, England (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Acklima Akbar´s new novel “And Then There Was Swine Flu: The Diary of an NHS Manager” (published by AuthorHouse) offers an invaluable and rare insight into what makes the British National Health Service the fascinating monolith that it has become over the centuries. In it, she explores many of the topics so relevant around the world, such as the...

2013-01-18 04:20:32

LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Alliance Chair Dr Michael Dixon has acknowledged that the job of implementing a fully integrated health service is far from over. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/567198-a ) Dr Dixon was speaking exclusively to the ITN Healthcare Channel ahead of the NHS Alliance Annual Conference and declared that his role in driving through clinical commissioning was far from over. He said: "Our mission is...

2013-01-16 04:20:36

LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently appointed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that a 'revolution in primary care' is the only way to improve health services in the NHS. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/567198-a ) Speaking exclusively to the ITN Healthcare Channel, he pointed to an ageing population as one of the primary reasons why change needs to happen sooner rather than later. 'We're more committed than ever to...