Tammy Lovell

By Tammy Lovell 12:44 pmMay 27, 2019
Since period tracking app Clue was launched in 2013, the femtech industry has continued to flourish and is projected to reach a market potential of $50bn by 2025. “It’s been absolutely amazing in shedding light on a range of products created by women and addressing female needs previously not known to the investment community,” says Eirini Rapti, founder and CEO of inne, a natural contraceptive...

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By Tammy Lovell 12:48 pmMay 14, 2019
The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which hosts the NHS GP at Hand service, has proposed slashing urgent care centre hours due to a funding crisis. Hammersmith and Fulham CCG is consulting with residents over plans to cut the centre’s opening hours at Hammersmith Hospital and reduce the number of GP "hubs" offering out-of-hour appointments. Local MP Andy Slaughter has pointed the finger at...
By Tammy Lovell 05:50 amMay 14, 2019
Governments, industry and regulators worldwide are trying to make the pharmaceutical supply chain more bullet-proof and the use of blockchain based track and trace technology has been hailed as a possible solution. Blockchain is an electronic cryptographic ledger which creates an immutable record of all events throughout the supply chain, allowing digital information to be distributed without...

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By Tammy Lovell 07:17 amMay 7, 2019
Life sciences giant Bayer has joined forces with clinical AI technology company Sensyne Health to help develop a national linked patient data capability. The German firm has signed a memorandum of understanding to be the preferred pharmaceutical partner in a consortium, which includes Microsoft, EY, JP Morgan, and Peel Hunt. The consortium aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new...
By Tammy Lovell 03:02 amApril 24, 2019
London Ambulance Service is enabling its medics to securely view patient medical data on the move via iPads. A 16-week pilot being run by NHS Digital, launched the mobile summary care record system (Mobile SCRa) to around 60 ambulance service staff in Camden last week. Medics will be able to use the NHS Identity authentication system to remotely access summary care records (SCRs), electronic...
By Tammy Lovell 09:16 amApril 16, 2019
When Siddharth Sharma received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, his first reaction was to create a spreadsheet of health data. “As an engineer, I did the most logical thing when I came back from the doctor with my insulin and my needles; I got out my laptop and opened a spreadsheet. I started logging everything to find out what was going on,” he tells MobiHealthNews. However, Sharma knows that not...
By Tammy Lovell 04:42 amApril 3, 2019
Research at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has found the use of WhatsApp in the NHS to be “a privacy and clinical safety timebomb”, according to a press announcement. A soon-to-be published study of 77 staff members in the trauma and orthopaedics department revealed that 87 percent of staff used smartphone apps to discuss patient cases at work, despite 56 percent not being...
By Tammy Lovell 04:52 amMarch 20, 2019
Belfast-based data analytics company Diaceutics announced yesterday that it will seek listing on London’s junior stock exchange, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The firm, which serves the global pharmaceutical industry, plans to float on Thursday with an expected market capitalisation of around £53m ($70m). Diaceutics said in a press release that it has already raised £17m ($22.5m)...
By Tammy Lovell 11:59 amMarch 12, 2019
Netherlands-based investment firm Gilde Healthcare this week shared news that it has raised €200m ($225m) for its third private equity fund. The fund, Gilde Healthcare Services III, closed at its hard cap and will focus on healthcare providers, suppliers of medical products and services in the lower mid-market. Jasper van Gorp, the firm’s managing partner, attributed the high level of interest in...
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By Tammy Lovell 10:17 amMarch 5, 2019
Under reforms to the GP contract published in January, all patients will have the right to “digital-first” primary care, including web and video consultations by April 2021. But Dr Helen Atherton, who leads a digital health research group at Warwick Medical School, said the plans meant surgeries had to offer virtual consultations “even where they have decided this can’t be safely done with the...