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IMAGING Management

BIR Response to the Announcement of an Increase in Spending by NHS on Radiotherapy Treatment

2016 25 Oct

The BIR welcomes the announcement that the NHS is to spend £130 million on linear accelerator equipment (Linacs) to treat cancer, especially at a time of severe constraints on NHS Trusts’ budgets. Radiotherapy treatment is the most cost effective treatment for cancer as it is able to accurately target the tumour, avoiding healthy tissue. It is often... Read more

IT Management

EHI Live 2016

2016 02 Sep

THE UK’S LARGEST DIGITAL HEALTH SHOW AND ONLY DEDICATED INDUSTRY AWARDSEhi Live is where the UK’s eHealth community comes together to discuss and discover the latest challenges and developments in healthcare IT. A key event in the calendars of all those involved in digital health, ehi live provides a lucrative platform for solution and technology providers... Read more

Health Management

Brexit’s Brutal Blow to the NHS

2016 25 Aug

“I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.”   It’s 8am. Two junior doctors, one English, the other Italian, embrace in tears on the steps outside their hospital. We’ve saved lives together, lost patients together, run cardiac arrests, sought to comfort grieving families, seen patients make miraculous recoveries, witnessed death at its most unforgiving and ugly... Read more

IMAGING Management

Healing Little Hearts with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 19 Jul

Surgical teams from the UK-based charity Healing Little Hearts are using point-of-care ultrasound to help accelerate recoveries and improve outcomes for paediatric patients with congenital heart defects. Healing Little Hearts provides life-saving heart operations to babies and children across India who would not otherwise have access to treatment, as... Read more

Health Management

Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy

2016 01 Jul

Does Changing The Order Of Second Mammograms Reduce Detection?A study in the UK, where two film readers independently evaluate each mammogram for signs of cancer, has found that changing the order of examination between two sets of readings did not result in any significant difference in detecting breast cancer.The study, published in The Journal of... Read more

Health Management

How Design Can Improve the Healthcare Experience

2016 01 Jul

Design Council’s founding purpose was to elevate the UK’s industrial design standards in goods manufacturing to support Britain’s economic recovery. Now, after 70 years, much of what we do is centred on how design can help to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the UK and the wider world.   Over the last seven decades, Design Council has made... Read more

Health Management

Challenges of Preparing Students For Careers in the NHS

2016 01 Jul

England’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing significant challenges in finding and retaining senior resource. The average tenure of a trust CEO is just 2.5 years and almost one third of all trusts have at least one vacancy or an interim executive board member. So it’s safe to say the NHS isn’t ‘spoilt for choice’ when filling senior vacancies.   Delivering... Read more

Executive Health Management

Brexit: Healthcare Future?

2016 28 Jun

Healthcare media has been responding to the United Kingdom's (UK) vote to leave the European Union (EU) last Thursday. In the historic poll, 51.9 percent of voters chose to leave the bloc while 48.1 percent chose to remain. Two-year exit talks with the EU will start once the British government activates the process. This is expected to happen within... Read more

Cardiology Management

NHS Weekend Effect Among Heart Patients

2016 07 Jun

New research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference shows that heart patients admitted to NHS hospital over the weekend face a higher risk of dying over the next five years as compared to those admitted during normal hours.The study of 42,687 patients with a atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most common forms of abnormal... Read more

IMAGING Management

Twice Daily Radiotherapy Halves Treatment Time For Small Cell Lung Cancer

2016 05 Jun

Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks – when combined with chemotherapy – is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread. These results – from a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial presented at the ASCO cancer conference in Chicago – mean patients and doctors can choose together... Read more


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