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30th April 2012

UK Lifescience Industry Magazine – Edition 4!

UK Lifescience Industry Magazine – Edition 4 has arrived! Download your copy here Read online here …and you can now follow us on twitter @uklifescience UK Lifescience Industry is the most widely distributed life science publication in the UK, with 38,000 named individuals and an estimated total readership of 100,000 Published by MedilinkUK and its partner organisations, the publication reflects…

30th April 2012

Wales Welcomes European Commissioner

Source: Welsh Government Published Monday, April 23, 2012 – 07:18 EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn has visited Wales this week to see first hand how EU funds are being invested. During his visit, the Commissioner, who is responsible for regional policy and structural funds, will meet Welsh Ministers and visit a range of EU projects. It will…

30th April 2012

Allied Health Professional QIPP Toolkits

The Strategic Health Authority Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Leads for England have worked with NHS London to compile the AHP QIPP Toolkits. The Toolkits were launched at the Kings Fund in London on March 19th. AHPs include: physiotherapists, dieticians, podiatrists, speech and language therapists. These professionals have a dramatic impact on care for people with…

30th April 2012

New prostate cancer treatment may reduce side-effects

By Adam Brimelow, Health Correspondent, BBC News A new technique to treat early prostate cancer may have far fewer side-effects than existing therapies, say experts. A 41-patient study in the journal Lancet Oncology suggests targeted ultrasound treatment could reduce the risk of impotence and incontinence. Researchers say it could transform future treatment if the findings are…

30th April 2012

New Welsh campaign to help S.T.O.P. infections

Dr Eleri Davies, director of healthcare associated infections in Public Health Wales and 1000 Lives Plus Faculty member, introduces a new campaign from 1000 Lives Plus. The use of devices like urinary catheters and intra-venous cannulas are often an important part of treatment for many patients. Unfortunately, both devices carry a risk of infection because…

30th April 2012

Penn Pharma receives £14 million investment

Penn Pharma receives £14 million investment in High Containment Operations Pharma services company is on expansion path Global pharmaceutical manufacturer and developer, Penn Pharma, announced on 28 February 2012 a £14 million investment in its South Wales UK facility to strengthen its offering for international supply and further build on the company’s established high tech…

26th April 2012

Healthcare procurement website aims to become ‘the Amazon of the medical marketplace’

Owners of a healthcare procurement website that aims to become ‘the Amazon of the medical marketplace’ claim they could save the NHS more than £30m overnight through improvements in purchasing. Medical Supermarket was launched to act as a portal for the procurement of common medical devices and equipment. Through bulk buying, and testing the market…

26th April 2012

The Design Council and the Department of Health competition

The Design Council and the Department of Health are running a competition to rethink life with dementia. The challenge is to help people with dementia and their carers live easier, better planned and more enjoyable lives. THE FINAL 5 have been announced: IDEA: Dogs for people with early stage dementia- developing a service that explores the potential of trained dogs…

26th April 2012

NHS wastes millions on diabetes

By BBC News 25 April 2012 Last updated at 01:27 The majority of NHS spending on diabetes is avoidable, says a report in the journal Diabetic Medicine. It suggests that 80% of the NHS’s £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications. Experts say much of this is preventable with health…

23rd April 2012

Funding approved for Welsh hospital revamp

By Building Better Healthcare, 23 April 2012 Permission has been granted for the £108m refurbishment of Prince Charles Hospital in Wales. Health Minister, Lesley Griffiths has given the green light for the project, which will see the refurbishment of the ground and first floors of the hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. The work is needed to…

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