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IMAGING Management

UK Cyber-Attack, Radiology Response

2017 24 May

As hospitals in the UK get back to normal service following the recent cyber-attack, radiologists, healthcare IT staff and technologists are taking stock.    The Royal College of Radiologists, the British Institute of Radiology and the trade association, AXREM have issued media statements in response.    Dr Nicola Strickland, President of The Royal... Read more

IMAGING Management

Regional Healthcare Initiatives in the UK: An Opportunity For Silo-Busting & Integrated Diagnostics

2017 02 May

Health authorities in the UK are developing regional initiatives to make significant improvement to health and care. The needs look beyond departmental and organizational boundaries, focusing on the needs of the local population.[1] (These initiatives are called STPs, sustainability and transformational plans). In this article, Chris Scarisbrick, Sectra... Read more

IT Management

2017 25 Apr

Digitisation is a term thrown around in the public sector, and the NHS is no exception. Just like many organisations, it faces backlogs, inefficiencies and administration burdens, but there is a solution: technology.   Technology can help NHS employees offer the best level of patient support, and in return, reduce stress and improve recovery. Adopting... Read more

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