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09th July 2021

NICE guidance recommends Plus Sutures use in NHS surgeries

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson, has announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new medical technologies guidance (MTG59) recommending the use of Plus Sutures in surgeries within the NHS. The guidance acknowledged that Plus Sutures should be adopted “as part of a bundle of care for preventing surgical site…

09th July 2021

Access to genetics results allows for more personalised cancer treatments

Doctors in Wales are now able to access digital genetic test results for urgent cancer patients, following a recent update to the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP). Sight of this additional data means clinicians are able to identify whether genetic changes in patients could impact their treatment, allowing for the development of more personalised treatment plans. Dr Samantha…

08th July 2021

DHCW pleased to enable the Welsh vaccine passport

We’re helping to give Welsh people access to vaccination ‘passport’ certificates. Our tech and data experts have worked collaboratively with NHS Digital to develop a solution to ensure Welsh vaccination data is available through NHS England’s digital COVID Pass service. This means people in Wales can now access their vaccination status on the internet if they need to travel urgently and meet the vaccine…

06th July 2021

Creo Complete Purchase Of Freehold Site For £4.25M

Creo Medical Group has completed the freehold purchase of its Chepstow headquarters and an adjacent site. The medical device company, which focuses on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, has secured the site from the original developer Fastnet Property Investments Ltd. Creo exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold interest for its headquarters and the adjacent…

02nd July 2021

Better access to patient information for Choose Pharmacy

Community pharmacists in Wales are to be given increased access to patients’ GP medical records as part of the Choose Pharmacy service, to help them care for more people with minor illnesses. A new agreement between GPC Wales and Digital Health and Care Wales means pharmacists will have access to a patient’s GP record, with…

30th June 2021

Understanding intellectual property rights

Intellectual Property (IP) protection plays a crucial role in elevating the value of businesses. Here, Tod Davies, a solicitor at Capital Law, explores some of the ways you can best protect your IP. Protecting your business’ brand, designs, technology, or creative works is an imperative part of creating a resilient and competitive business.   IP protection helps to increase public…

29th June 2021

Wales led study finds induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not improve survival

A study into the effectiveness of cooling the body temperature of cardiac arrest patients, led in the UK by University Hospital Wales (UHW) and supported by Health and Care Research Wales, has found the treatment does not improve chances of survival. Since the early 2000s, best practice has been to cool unconscious cardiac arrest patients…

23rd June 2021

GeneFirst Awarded €2.8m in Horizon 2020 Grant Funding for Rapid Covid-19 Diagnostic

RedKnight are delighted to have supported GeneFirst with its successful application to Horizon 2020, securing the innovative med-tech start-up and its 4 collaborating partners (two SMEs and two hospitals) over €2.8m in grant funding. In total, 144 applications were submitted to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) competition, of which 8 projects have been selected for funding (6%…

23rd June 2021

Football star shares first-hand experience of life with diabetes at online Q&A

Former Swansea City star and USA international footballer Jordan Morris is teaming up with Swansea University to discuss how he manages to combine a career in top-flight sport with type 1 diabetes.   He will be the special guest at webinar hosted by University sports scientists aimed at not only sharing how Jordan has overcome…

23rd June 2021

See & Treat – The Smarter Way Of Working

Over the next few months, we will be highlighting smarter ways of working with our comprehensive “See and Treat” range of products, and how these can benefit your Clinic. This news piece will kick off the series with a focus on our Single-use ENT & Maxillofacial Instruments. This wide variety of products ensure you get…