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27th June 2011

NICE encourages more research on new test for heart attacks

By: Chris Ansell June 23, 2011 2:33 PM The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) today (22 June), publishes medical technology guidance on the use of a test to rule out myocardial infarction (heart attack) in patients who have acute chest pain. The conclusions highlight that the BRAHMS copeptin assay shows potential to…

23rd June 2011

Edwina: How I plan to get the Welsh economy going

by Sion Barry, Western Mail, Jun 15 2011 In her first interview since being appointed Minister for Business, Enterprise Technology and Science,Edwina Hart talks to business editor Sion Barry on the goals for her new department and the key challenges facing the Welsh economy EDWINA HART seemed very much in charm-offensive mode in her relatively small office…

23rd June 2011

Healthcare doubts boost support for Labour policy – poll

By Jodie Ginsberg LONDON | Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:53am BST (Reuters) – Concerns about the future of the NHS have boosted support for the opposition’s healthcare policies, but that has yet to translate into increased support for Labour as a whole, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos MORI poll. June’s survey shows a third of people now think…

23rd June 2011

BIS: The plan for growth – Summary of Healthcare and Life Sciences Review actions

Page 98 of the following BIS: The plan for Growth (March 2011) details a summary of Healthcare and Life Sciences Review actions.  Click on link and have a read. 

21st June 2011

Department of Health release NHS diagnostics waiting times

Statistical press notice: Diagnostics waiting times and activity data, month ending 30 April 2011, and quarterly census for quarter ending 31 March 2011     The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:   The monthly data published today gives the waiting times for 15 key diagnostic tests carried out in the…

21st June 2011

NHS Future Forum recommendations to Government

The NHS Future Forum has published key recommendations to Government on the future for NHS modernisation.   The NHS Future Forum was launched on 6 April as part of the Government’s listening exercise on the current Health and Social Care Bill. Since then its 45 members have attended around 200 events and have met with…

20th June 2011

MediWales member Magstim wins Queen’s Award

  By Rhodri Evans, Western Mail, June 8th 2011   MEDICAL devices company Magstim’s innovative products have made it a world leader in its niche market.   Today the Whitland-based company’s devices are sold in 61 countries across the globe and it has a turnover of £9m a year.   Its prospects for growth look…

20th June 2011

Wales Anaesthesia Innovation: new building to simulate an NHS ward

The new Cochrane Building within Cardiff University’s School of Medicine boasts six storeys and will include a clinical simulation suite set up exactly like an NHS ward. The building will provide state-of-the-art  clinical skills facilities, and have an impressive lecture theatre that will be easily malleable to suit many different requirements. Opening later this year,…

15th June 2011

TSB Strategy Document published: Concept to Commercialisation

The TSB strategy for business innovation, 2011-2015, "Concept to Commercialisation", has been published and may be read online at     TSB’s strategy   The vision of the Technology Strategy Board is for the UK to be a global leader in innovation and a magnet for innovative businesses, where technology is applied rapidly, effectively and…

15th June 2011

UKIPO launches free online patent file document inspection service

The UK Intellectual Property Office has launched a Beta version of an online patent document and information service, which offers free access for the inspection of documents relating to patents granted and applications filed in the UK. The new service, called Ipsum, contains all of the information currently contained in the UKIPO’s Patent Status Enquiry,…