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What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

HEQ explores the failure to launch the NHS Track and Trace app. One key challenge for policymakers and healthcare authorities in countries affected by the...
Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

HEQ explores some real-world applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology. UVC light energy in the germicidal wavelength range between 200nm and 280nm has an array of...
COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

Ultraviolet radiation may be a key component in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The tactical application of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to disinfect surfaces, objects, water...
Advocacy group launches Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course Online

Advocacy group launches Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course Online

The recent Senate recommendations to substantially increase medical cannabis education for health professionals are being implemented by a leading advocacy group with the launch...
Introducing PLEA: the patient run medical cannabis advocacy group

Introducing PLEA: the patient run medical cannabis advocacy group

Founded by a team of patient advocates with experience in the medical cannabis sector, PLEA has been set up to accelerate the integration of...
Point of care technologies in focus

Point of care technologies in focus

Can digital innovation boost infection control, treatment and testing at the point of care? The response of healthcare systems and policymakers to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Jo Hillier, Digital Clinical Lead at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, speaks with HEQ about digital remote mental health support provision during the pandemic. Health...
Air quality and infection control: airborne infection in hospitals

Air quality and infection control

How can we minimise the risk of airborne infection in hospitals and at home? On average, people in the UK and much of Europe spend...
Innovation, technology, and evidence-based treatment for spinal cord injury

Innovation, technology, and evidence-based treatment for spinal cord injury

HEQ explores innovation in the treatment of spinal cord injury. Injuries to the spinal cord, whether they are caused by an acute trauma such as...
Control the spread of COVID-19 infection with Reaction Nine Ltd

Control the spread of COVID-19 infection with Reaction Nine Ltd

A shift in consciousness is needed to prevent and control the spread of infection. The current pandemic has turned the world as we know it...
Lessons from Europe: test and trace can prevent second COVID-19 wave

Lessons from Europe: test and trace can prevent second COVID-19 wave

As a leading technology partner to the Italian government, Sara Mintrone, Head of Product Management at Dedalus, highlights how Italy’s approach to testing and...
Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Proactive patient safety and risk prevention are key to helping healthcare organisations surveil and mitigate global and local risks. Currently, the world is in crisis...

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