Tagged: Life Sciences

Building a profile for healthcare science through COGENT – the science sector skills council

The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer is working with COGENT to promote the importance of healthcare science and to tie our work into the Government’s Life Sciences Skills Action Plan which was launched earlier this month. COGENT is the … Read more → – Building a profile for healthcare science through COGENT – the science sector skills council

Plymouth histopathology team win NHS Innovation Challenge prize

The histopathology team from Plymouth Hospitals Trust won £50,000 in the second round of the NHS Innovation Challenge prize for a project that significantly improved turnaround times for cancer diagnosis. The team, led by scientists Madeleine Stephens and Carole Stoddard, … Read more → – Plymouth histopathology team win NHS Innovation Challenge prize

The five pillars of Diagnostics

Diagnostic services across the NHS fit in to five main groups – the ‘Five Pillars of Diagnostics’ stretching across healthcare science and beyond. These are: Endoscopy Physiological diagnostics Pathology Genetics Imaging Within the Department of Health, there are National Clinical … Read more → – The five pillars of Diagnostics

New Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance system

Clara Swinson, Director, Health Protection, has written to all NHS chief executives to highlight the development of a new web based Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) surveillance computer system. It will replace the existing system used to collect the mandatory HCAI surveillance data for … Read more → – New Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance system

May brings respiratory focus for National Pathology Year

2012 is National Pathology Year and will see a year-long programme of public events organised by pathologists and healthcare scientists across theUK, coordinated by Royal College of Pathology. Each month has a different theme, with May focussing on the science … Read more → – May brings respiratory focus for National Pathology Year

NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes look to reward innovation in Diagnostic Services

March’s CSO Update highlighted the number of innovation initiatives within the health and life sciences sectors. This is a further reminder that the latest round of the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes has been launched, with previous awards giving up to … Read more → – NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes look to reward innovation in Diagnostic Services

National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue open for review

The National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue is the first comprehensive standard for pathology test requests and results reporting. It has been a collaboration between the Royal College of Pathologists, the Department of Health and NHS Connecting for Health. Although the NLMC … Read more → – National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue open for review