Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Coventry health professor in swap with top NHS minister

A health professor at Coventry University will be swapping the lab for the Lords this week as part of a Royal Society initiative to pair up the UK’s leading scientists and policymakers to give them a taste of each other’s worlds. Professor Darrin Baines – an expert in the economics of the NHS from the […]

Why the time is right for an authentication revolution to sweep through the NHS – Tim Shaw, Channel Sales Manager UK & Ireland at VASCO Data Security, explains all

  Amid the many challenges faced by the NHS – ranging from a chronic funding crisis, a lack of resources for front-line staff, the contentious issue of GPs working weekends, over-stretched A&E departments and an ageing population to contend with – remains the profession’s ongoing determination to put the patient at the centre of care. […]

The first-ever research into the completeness and accuracy of medical records

When buying a used car, we’re always urged to check its service history. It tells you whether the car has been serviced according to the manufacturer’s schedule, whether it’s been the subject of a recall, whether it has had any advisories on its MOT and how often consumables like brakes, tyres, the exhaust and the […]

Frederik Brabant MD, CMIO at Nuance Communications asks can technology put the art back into medicine?

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head. The practice of medicine is an art, based on science.” While profound, the words of Sir William Osler, recognized to be the ‘father of modern medicine’, may […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curry and Cancer

The BBC reported recently about new medical research in the fight against bowel cancer. A report claims that Curcumin (a chemical found in curry spice ‘Turmeric’) is being tested to see how successful it could be in helping kill bowel tumours in patients. It is already known that Curcumin has a range of other health […]

BBC reports NHS hospital loans under PFI in question

A recent article by the BBC has shed light on a political row which has erupted over the legacy of PFI for the health service as one hospital trust faces insolvency. South London Healthcare, a merger of three hospital trusts, is spending 14% of its income on repayments to a private finance initiative (PFI). The […]