Archive for the ‘Healthcare Equipment’ Category

Evolving medical monitors for earlier recognition of critical illness

A new startup business that could fundamentally change the way critical illness is identified and responded to in remote communities to improve survival rates is looking for cofounders to help evolve the future of patient monitoring technology. Specialist training to read the raw data of patient monitoring displays is often not available in remote and […]

Project at Ulster University to develop new technology to combat heart failure receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at Ulster University aiming to develop a better way of powering mechanical heart pumps used to treat heart failure has received a grant of almost £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK. The Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) grant has been awarded to Prof Omar Escalona and his team at Ulster University and […]

SpineGym Core Exerciser confirmed as a very effective tool for core muscle strengthening

A recent study by a leading market research company* specialising in medical devices, has revealed the SpineGym Core Exerciser to be an excellent device for improving and maintaining abdominal, back and paraspinal core muscles and producing immediate results. The study completed in 2014 involved critical appraisals of the SpineGym by leading physiotherapists in the area […]

NHS to get own price comparison website

The BBC reported today that a new price comparison website is being built to help the NHS in England save money when it purchases goods and services. It is said to include details of what NHS trusts are paying for everything from rubber gloves and stitches to new hips and building work. This comes in […]

How Medical Technologies are Revolutionising Everyday Treatments

Medical professionals worldwide look to technology to drive through improvements in treatment, research and patient care. From the invention of the ultrasound scan in the 1950s to the world’s first computerised bionic leg in 2012, technology allows us to see the human body in new ways and to diagnose and map treatment and recovery with […]

An HSJ webinar: Achieving QIPP With Clinical Decision Support

Today’s clinicians are bursting with knowledge, whether it’s updated information from the latest journal or data they read 30 years ago in a university classroom. These clinicians have to filter through their own knowledge base and continually tailor each decision they make to provide the best possible solution for every unique patient. It can be […]

HPC changes name to HCPC

On Wednesday 1 August 2012 the Health Professions Council (HPC) changed their name to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The decision to change the name was made by government and is being brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which will also see the HCPC taking on the regulation of […]

The Importance of Quality Medical Supplies

The importance of good quality and accurate equipment for healthcare professionals cannot be stressed enough, and as concerns grow over the standards of NHS care, it is more important than ever before for healthcare providers to be mindful of this. Many hospitals and private practices face closure as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carry out […]