UK healthcare authorities have approved a free messaging app for use in hospitals, in a bid to prevent staff from sharing sensitive clinical information using consumer services such as WhatsApp. Hospify is the first general purpose messaging app to be given the stamp of approval by the organisations overseeing the NHS Apps Library. These include;
GSK has recruited China-based Clover Biopharmaceuticals, to help develop its protein-based coronavirus vaccine candidate (COVID-19 S-Trimer). Under the new agreement, GSK says it will provide Clover with its pandemic adjuvant system for further evaluation of S-Trimer in preclinical studies, in hopes that Clover could potentially rapidly scale-up and produce large-quantities of a new coronavirus vaccine.
The NHS has reported treating its first patient with Novartis’ Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec), which has been heralded as a “revolutionary” new gene therapy that can restore eyesight and is featured as part of its NHS Long Term Plan. The therapy is available for those born with an inherited retinal disorder (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, where patients
NHS England’s most senior nurse urges NHS organisations to boost the number of nursing apprenticeships they offer to local people, in order to help deliver the health service’s Long-Term Plan to improve patient care. England’s chief nursing officer, Ruth May, last week met 17 nurses in Cambridge who are among the first in the country
Survival rates from lung cancer by patients diagnosed in Scotland is among the lowest in Europe and lung cancer is the biggest killer of all cancers. During a recent meeting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by the Cross-Party Group for Cancer it was agreed that there is a strong demand to consider a formal recommendation
The NHS watchdog, NICE, has rejected a fast-acting ketamine-like anti-depressant spray that can lift mood within hours. Although Scotland is yet to issue guidance. NICE stated that there were too many uncertainties about the correlation between the price and clinical benefits of esketamine. It is licensed as a therapy for people with hard-to-treat depression. However,
The new figures from Cancer Research UK have shown that although cervical cancer rates in Britain halving between the late 1980s and mid-2000s, progress has appeared to have slowed as the uptake of cervical cancer screening has hit an “all time low”. The new data marks a decade-long lack of progress, including a steep (54%)
Our latest CPIA report features analysis on the Medical Affairs sector. Clinical Professionals Group CEO, Yvette Cleland comments: “The emerging healthcare landscape has a core focus on meeting the obligations to its patients and customers alike. Innovation is now transforming the life sciences industry and in the midst of this evolution, medical affairs (MA) finds
A new study has found that training for and completing a marathon can improves the health of a new runner’s arteries, cutting about four years off their “vascular age”. Researchers from Barts and University College London tested 138 novice runners attempting the London Marathon. Over six months of training, their arteries regained some youthful elasticity,
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