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Media Monitoring: 11 – 17 April

Diagnostic checks rolled out to 160 sites under CDC programme Patients can now benefit from vital tests, checks and scans being delivered at 160 sites across England as part of the CDC programme. Latest statistics show sites have already delivered more than 7 million tests, checks and scans across England.   Labour vows to fund NHS pledges by tackling tax…
Ben Kemp
April 17, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 4 – 10 April

NHS expands ‘one-hour’ liver testing to help detect and eliminate Hep C Thousands of people unknowingly living with hepatitis C are to be identified, diagnosed and cured thanks to major NHS investment in rapid testing technology New liver scanning and portable testing units will be deployed in a range of communities where patients are at high risk of contracting the…
Ben Kemp
April 10, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 28 March – 3 April

AI could predict patients' future health conditions, study finds The AI tool, known as Foresight, belongs to the same family of AI models as ChatGPT but has been trained using information from NHS electronic records. It was developed by researchers from King's College London (KCL), University College London (UCL), King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy's and St Thomas'…
Ben Kemp
April 2, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 21 – 27 March

Public satisfaction with NHS at lowest ever level, survey shows Just 24% said they were satisfied with the NHS in 2023, with waiting times and staff shortages the biggest concerns. That is five percentage points down on last year and a drop from the 2010 high of 70% satisfaction. When asked about government choices on tax and spending on the…
Ben Kemp
March 27, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 14 – 20 March

Community diagnostic centres deliver more than 7 million checks CDCs have now delivered more than 7 million tests, checks and scans across England The milestone comes as figures show diagnostic activity in every month in 2023 was the highest for that month on record, with the government pledging to deliver 17 million tests across CDCs and its other investments in…
Ben Kemp
March 21, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 7 – 13 March

Disease prevention ‘absolutely critical’ for the future, Whitty says Sir Chris Whitty called for a “very serious, science-based” approach on prevention in order for people to have a better quality of life in old age He also said there should be focus on maintaining generalist skills in the medical workforce, rather than specialisms   New project to investigate how graphene…
Dawn
March 13, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 29 February – 6 March

Investigation into the UKHSA’s health security campus programme The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA’s) health security campus programme aims to enhance and replace UKHSA infrastructure, most importantly its high-containment laboratories, which are essential for protecting the nation against potentially highly infectious diseases Replacing and modernising UKHSA’s facilities through the programme is of crucial importance to ensure the UK has the…
Ben Kemp
March 6, 2024
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Media Monitoring: 28 February – 4 March

  BIVDA member Digostics GDM remote test screening trial suggests positive results Digital clinical diagnostics and diabetes home testing provider and BIVDA member Digostics has revealed the results from its gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remote screening collaboration with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) The partnership saw expectant mothers in Hampshire become the first globally to access the oral…
Dawn
February 28, 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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Media Monitoring: 8 – 14 February

Simple sponge test can prevent cancer that ‘hides in plain sight’ An innovative test which can prevent cancer deaths needs to be made more widely available, a cancer charity has warned. The capsule sponge test collects cells from the oesophagus and can detect abnormalities which make a person more likely to develop oesophageal cancer. If oesophageal cancer is detected early…
Ben Kemp
February 14, 2024