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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:24 amMay 3, 2019
Fibre optic internet for the NHS and a new unit for health innovation. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced this week that fibre optic broadband will be rolled out across all hospitals and GP practices in England in a new bid to improve access to digital services. "(...) We need clinicians and other healthcare professionals to feel confident they can access fast, reliable...

Prototypes of inkjet-printed sensors under development; Credit: Anglia Ruskin University/ Professor Ala'aldeen Al-Halhouli

By Leontina Postelnicu 03:06 amMay 1, 2019
Researchers from the German Jordanian University and the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK are developing a respiratory rate wearable sensor for infants to enable quicker and more accurate identification of conditions in areas with limited access to health care services. Professor Dingchang Zheng from the Anglia Ruskin University and Professor Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli from the German Jordanian...
By Leontina Postelnicu 03:06 amMay 1, 2019
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched this week an online resource to support the development and adoption of health technologies in the UK. The new HealthTech Connect resource, which is free to use, has been created by NICE and partner organisations, including the Academic Health Science Network and the Office for Life Sciences, with funding from NHS England....
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:30 amApril 25, 2019
Fast, efficient technology has become the norm this century. It’s no surprise that consumers have high expectations when it comes to ease, but, while e-commerce and banking continue to make strides, for some, healthcare technology is often the stodgy counterpart. Just take comments from a recently-published evaluation of the three-month NHS App pilot in England, where patients expressed their...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:35 pmApril 22, 2019
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in England is expanding an initiative to use robot technology for improving administration of medicines after a trial started on the Pendleton Suite before the end of last year indicated it could free up time for staff. The project centres around the PillTime dispensary that features a robot and an optical checker, installed in the pharmacy department. It uses...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 03:10 amApril 17, 2019
Innovators in the UK will be able to apply later this month for a share of £1.5m in funding through a competition that will be run by Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences to help SMEs build an evidence base for their medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies. The aim is to support developers in their efforts to get their products commissioned within the health service. How it...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:59 amApril 15, 2019
London and Berlin-based startup Medbelle has raised €6m in Series A funding to speed up development of its “end-to-end” patient care platform. The round was led by signals Venture Capital, with participation from Talis Capital, Mutschler Ventures, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Cavalry Ventures, according to a statement.  Medbelle describes its offering as a “three-layered ‘digital hospital...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:25 amApril 12, 2019
The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre in England has started using Osso VR’s technology to help prepare surgeons for complicated procedures, marking the Palo Alto, California-based startup’s move into the European healthcare market. The centre, based at the Freeman Hospital, part of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, currently provides more than 275 training courses. The trust...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:37 amApril 9, 2019
NHS Digital has published this week findings from research carried out during the pilot phase of the NHS App, which took place from September to December last year. In 2017, then health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled plans for NHS patients in England to be able to access their medical records and book GP appointments by using an app before the end of 2018. An NHS England and NHS Digital team has...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:24 amApril 2, 2019
London-based Oxford Medical Simulation has announced that it is partnering with NHS England’s diabetes team to provide training for doctors using virtual reality. Dr Jack Pottle, NHS clinical entrepreneur, medical director and co-founder of OMS, told MobiHealthNews that a pilot overseen by Health Education England Wessex is set to start this week at the Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals....