April 7, 2021
gammaCore, a handheld device used to alleviate cluster headaches, is now availble through NHS England following successful trials.
The roll out of the medical device is supported by the Medtech Funding Mandate, which fast-tracks innovations in the NHS. This mandate is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and came into effect on 1 April 2021.
WHY IT MATTERS
gammaCore works to relieve pain by delivering...
March 29, 2021
Pharma giant Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK and UK provider of digital healthcare solutions, Cievert has announced a digital innovation partnership.
The collaboration will support patient care in rheumatology and dermatology by capturing patient-reported data.
The partnership was created via the Novartis BIOME, a project which encourages impactful collaboration in science tech, with a selection...
March 23, 2021
UK biotech firm Genomics plc is working with the NHS on a pilot study using genetic information to predict patients’ risk of heart disease.
Around 1,000 people in north-east England who attend routine GP health checks, will take part in the trial.
An integrated risk tool (IRT), created by Oxford University spin-off Genomics plc, will be used to estimate each patient's risk of developing...
February 24, 2021
NHSX has launched a new process to help give staff, patients and the public confidence that the digital health tools they use meet NHS standards.
The digital technology assessment criteria (DTAC) is a rapid process that can be completed in days.
It will apply to all digital health technologies, from public facing health apps to systems used within hospitals such as electronic patient records....
February 8, 2021
Digital triaging service eConsult has closed a new funding round of £7m which will support the growth of the platform, both in its existing services and into new areas. Currently used to triage primary and secondary care patients, the service will expand into urgent care with a triaging service for Emergency Departments.
The funding was led by Gresham House Venture and Calculus Capital, a leading...
February 4, 2021
Swedish digital health firm Livi has sent 25 million vaccination text messages to NHS patients since the UK programme rolled-out in December.
The company, a branch of Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider KRY, is supporting the NHS response to the pandemic through its MJog platform.
Vaccination messages include vaccination eligibility, warning people not to phone to ask for a vaccination,...
January 27, 2021
An NHS initiative to accelerate the uptake of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and digital products is due to launch in April.
A consultation into the MedTech Funding Mandate took place in December 2019, but the launch was delayed due to COVID-19.
Under the policy, NHS England and NHS Improvement will identify medical technologies which have been assessed and recommended by NICE as being...
January 15, 2021
IMMERSIVE MINDFULNESS PLATFORM LAUNCHES
Estonia-born MindSpa app, Synctuition has partnered up with haptic sound technology company, Woojer, to create an immersive mindfulness experience for its users.
Synctuition's platform uses 3D sounds recorded in over 2000 locations allowing for accurate replication of those environments. This creates something called environmental psychology, helping its...
December 18, 2020
CUMBRIA SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE DIGITISES BOOKINGS
Cumbria Sexual Health Service (CSHS) will offer its patients the ability to book appointments and order STI self-testing kits online.
The initiative is expected to become available to patients in the New Year, while plans form part of an project designed to improve access and reduce pressure on clinic staff.
Once live, patients will register on...
December 8, 2020
Lincolnshire-based provider of corporate health metrics and tracking systems, Well.Me, has announced the launch of a new set of physical and digital systems to support COVID-19 track and trace and vaccine roll-out monitoring.
WHY IT MATTERS
The systems will allow for symptom monitoring and localised “track and trace” operations within workplace environments, as well as providing a database of...