Clinical technology

NICE guidance supports new blood pressure device that can detect atrial fibrillation

New NICE medical technologies guidance published 16 January 2013, supports the use of a device that can detect atrial fibrillation whilst blood pressure is being measured. Using WatchBP Home A in the NHS for opportunistically detecting asymptomatic atrial fibrillation during … Read more → – NICE guidance supports new blood pressure device that can detect atrial fibrillation

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Government backs cutting edge medical technologies

A new prototype cancer test that could help thousands of cancer patients is one of the five projects that has been awarded funding from our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The announcement was made by Professor Dame Sally Davies, … Read more → – Government backs cutting edge medical technologies

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Strategy for implementation of a national less invasive autopsy imaging service within the NHS

There are religious, cultural and humanitarian benefits offered by less invasive autopsies and a report from a group of NHS experts, chaired by colleagues at the University of Leicester, explores the potential use of this evolving technology. It lays out … Read more → – Strategy for implementation of a national less invasive autopsy imaging service within the NHS

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New fund will boost digital innovation

The Department of Health Informatics Directorate has announced that local NHS organisations could now be awarded funding to develop new digital services that improve patient care and can be used to share information more easily across the NHS. Funded projects … Read more → – New fund will boost digital innovation

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Review of local formulary processes to support Innovation Health and Wealth

The NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre has been commissioned to develop supporting good practice guidance on local medicines formularies. This is likely to be published by the end of 2012. In advance of the publication of the guidance,┬áDr Keith Ridge, … Read more → – Review of local formulary processes to support Innovation Health and Wealth

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