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Cannabinoid therapies aim to address unmet medical needs

Cannabinoid therapies aim to address unmet medical needs

Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT) has appointed a new Chief Scientific Officer to help deliver cannabinoid therapies for unmet medical needs. Dr Valentino Parravicini, PhD will...
Safeguarding skin cancer services with the use of teledermatology

Safeguarding skin cancer services with the use of teledermatology

Dr Amy Poyner, a GP on the Isle of Wight with a special interest (GPwSI) in Surgical Dermatology, highlights how using the Dermicus Teledermatology...
Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

HEQ looks at smart disinfection technology which may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the launch of a number of...
Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

HEQ examines the role of bedlinen handling and correct laundering practices to help with halting the spread of infection. Bedlinen represents a commonly overlooked vector...
Project Twenty21: Europe’s largest medical cannabis registry goes live

Project Twenty21: Europe’s largest medical cannabis registry goes live

Drug Science’s Project Twenty21, Europe’s largest medical cannabis patient registry, has gone live today, registering its first patient for a medical cannabis prescription. The Project...
Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

The UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council speaks to HEQ about the pandemic and the future. In 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the...
WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the pandemic, discussing risk, long term care, and a new behavioural science advisory group. On 30 July...
Scotland secures an extra £50m social care funding for COVID-19

Scotland secures an extra £50m social care funding for COVID-19

The Scottish social care sector has secured an extra £50m in funding to help with COVID-19 related costs. An agreement between Convention of Scottish Local...
The European Commission and COVID-19

The European Commission and COVID-19

What is the European Commission doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic? In March, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the European Commission established...

Fighting for a life unlimited with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Dr Lucy Allen, Director of Research at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, speaks with HEQ about cystic fibrosis research, treatment and innovation. Founded in 1964, the...
Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

HEQ explores cleaning protocols for communal care equipment. Much of the focus of infection control reporting has been on the public-facing areas of hospitals and...
Currency UK: CBD, currency, and COVID-19

Currency UK: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the CBD sector

Currency UK Head of Sales Ben Kohler assesses the impact of COVID-19 on foreign exchange within the CBD sector. With CBD still being a relatively...

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