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£1m grant to improve cancer self-management and data collection

£1m grant to improve cancer self-management and data collection

A grant of £1m has been awarded to Vinehealth to deliver an innovative cancer companion app to four NHS trusts within a randomised controlled...
World’s first human COVID-19 study begins in the UK

World’s first human COVID-19 study begins in the UK

The first ever COVID-19 study that will infect humans with the virus is to begin in the UK. The study will involve 90 healthy, adult...
First aid training and delivery in the UK with the British Red Cross

First aid training and delivery in the UK with the British Red Cross

HEQ speaks with Dafydd Beech, National Community Education Manager at the British Red Cross, about first aid education and the rise of digital delivery. Dafydd...
FRESH 3D-printing could revolutionise organ transplantation

FRESH 3D-printing could revolutionise organ transplantation

A new 3D-bioprinting method has tackled a common problem with the 3D-printing of organs which could help revolutionise organ transplantation. Research into 3D bioprinting has...
Hydrogel more beneficial for wound management than traditional methods

Hydrogel more beneficial for wound management than traditional methods

Researchers have demonstrated that hydrogel is more beneficial for wound management and healing than traditional bandages and gauzes. Recent advances in hydrogel have made them...
How big data can help to save billions of euros in healthcare costs

How big data can help to save billions of euros in healthcare costs

The improved use of existing databases could help to save billions of euros in healthcare costs arising from osteoporosis-related bone fractures. According to a study...
digital reform in the social care sector

The need for digital reform in the social care sector

TEC Services Association CEO Alyson Scurfield details the need for comprehensive digital reform within the social care sector
Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Dr Britta Lassmann of the International Society for Infectious Diseases explores the role of digital innovation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Britta Lassmann, interview...
Using machine learning to find COVID-19 treatment options

Using machine learning to find COVID-19 treatment options

A group of researchers have developed a new system using machine learning to identify drugs that could be repurposed as treatment options for COVID-19...
Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector

From vision to reality: the rise of Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector

Paula Bellostas Muguerza, Principal at Kearney, explores the growing significance of Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector.
the origins of Parkinson's disease

Vital steps towards understanding the origins of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have made a crucial step towards understanding the origins of Parkinson’s disease by identifying the function of a key protein that kills the healthy brain cells of people with the neurological disorder.
Reducing hospital admissions with COVID-19 telemonitoring

Reducing hospital admissions with COVID-19 telemonitoring

A new telemonitoring programme has helped to reduce hospital admissions and ER visits from patients with COVID-19. The rapid upscaling of a COVID-19 telemonitoring programme...
World’s first research and cultivation facility for psychedelic mushrooms

World’s first research and cultivation facility for psychedelic mushrooms

A new partnership will see the world’s first legal research and cultivation facility dedicated exclusively to psilocybin-producing mushrooms and other plant-based psychedelics. Field Trip Health,...
Machine learning could aid mental health diagnoses

Mental health diagnoses and the role of machine learning

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of using machine learning to aid mental health diagnoses, and more specifically, to more accurately identify patients with a mix of psychotic and depressive symptoms.
2021: an outlook for 5G in healthcare

2021: an outlook for 5G in healthcare

BT Enterprise Health Sector Lead Lucy Baker explores the role of 5G connectivity in the growing health tech sector. Last year was a year like...
Study reveals top-performing point-of-care COVID-19 tests

Study reveals top-performing point-of-care COVID-19 tests

A new study has revealed the top-performing point-of-care COVID-19 tests that meet the recently published World Health Organization (WHO) "desirable" Target Product Profile (TPP)...
Accelerating the future of digital healthcare

Accelerating the future of digital healthcare

Freshworks head of account management and public sector, John Kelly, explores the impact of COVID-19 on digitisation within the health sector. If COVID-19 has taught...
Moving to remote consultations to reduce the risk of COVID-19

Moving to remote consultations to reduce the risk of COVID-19

A new study has examined how GPs in the UK coped with the rapid shift to remote consultations in a bid to help reduce...
Detecting burnout through sweat with a wearable sensor

Detecting burnout through sweat with a wearable sensor

A newly developed wearable sensor could soon help to detect whether someone has reached the point of ‘burnout’ by measuring cortisol levels in sweat. The...
New spinal improvement partnership aims to improve patient safety

New spinal improvement partnership aims to ensure patient safety

A new spinal improvement partnership in the UK aims to ensure medical products are safe and effective for patients. The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust...

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