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Addition of quadruple test to Edwards’ syndrome screening pathway

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) endorses the offer of antenatal screening for Edwards’ syndrome as part of the NHS fetal anomaly screening pathway. The UK NSC is consulting on a rapid review of modelled data conducted by NHS England. This data suggests that the quadruple screening test, which is offered to pregnant women who miss the first trimester combined screening test, should be…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 15 – 21 February

Understanding the lived-experience and support-needs of people living with antimicrobial resistance in the UK through interpretative phenomenological analysis An important examination of the effects of AMR on patients In the UK nearly 54,000 infections were caused by serious resistant bacteria in 2022 Emerging evidence indicates that patients lack an understanding of what AMR is, yet they also report significant psychological…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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New project to ‘unlock prevention’ within ICSs

The NHS Confederation, University of Stirling, University of Southampton and Newton have launched a research project to understand the barriers to unlocking at-scale preventative health and care within integrated care systems (ICSs). The research will map prevention work being undertaken at system, place and neighbourhood levels and the barriers that exist to collaborative prevention. The research team, professors Paul Cairney…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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DNA analysis could explain increased risk of prostate cancer in Black men

Scientists have discovered genetic differences which explain why Black men are more prone to prostate cancer compared to other ethnicities, leading to hopes that a test can be developed which identifies those at elevated risk. Prostate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among men in Britain, accounting for approximately 52,300 cases and 12,000 fatalities annually in the UK.…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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NHS Navigation Day, 21st March 2024

Are you a HealthTech SME or innovator looking to navigate the NHS? Join this Navigation Day to obtain insight into the NHS, and the fundamentals for scaling your HealthTech venture including: - NHS Landscape: Understand the structure of the NHS and healthcare - Regulatory Environment: ‘Is my technology a medical device?’ - Health Economics: An introduction to economic evaluation of health innovations - NHS Business Cases: What you…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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Pioneering genetic biobank to start recruiting patients on stroke prevention medicines

The pioneering Yellow Card Biobank, a pilot launched by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Genomics England, has begun investigating a new group of medicines used to prevent strokes known as Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Yellow Card Biobank aims to help understand how a patient’s genetic makeup can impact the safety of their medicines and forms part of…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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BIVDA to hold EDI Summit on 30 April

BIVDA will be hosting an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Summit 2024 ‘Barriers to Inclusion’  on 30 April to discuss topics that include, but are not limited to, the following: Gender Disability Race Neurodiversity LGBTQIA Well-Being It is important for organisations to be aware of and understand the barriers that may be in place preventing equity and inclusion within the…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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Report reveals importance of diagnostic services to patients while exposing barriers

A report from the Patients Association has shown that diagnostic services are a key priority for patients, with 93% calling for greater investment to deliver faster testing and diagnoses in future. The report, which draws on the responses of over a thousand UK patients, discovered that 60% of patients would consider paying for testing if faced with a lengthy wait…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024
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BIVDA member selected for the Government’s IDAP pilot

BIVDA is delighted that one of our members, Upfront Diagnostics, is one of only eight companies to be selected for the exclusive Innovative Devices Access Pathway pilot. Their portable blood test, LVOne, could help paramedics identify stroke patients more quickly. Currently, ambulance workers can’t recognise a patient with a blood clot blocking the flow of blood and oxygen to their…
Ben Kemp
February 21, 2024