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Antimicrobial Coating ‘Key’ In Fight Against Infection

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

A new antimicrobial coating is now being lauded as a new way to help fight the spread of infection in hospitals, proven to be effective against five different bacteria that are responsible for infections including Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus and escherichia coli.

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NHS ‘Relying’ On Private Ambulances For 999 Calls

Friday, September 6th, 2019

An investigation by the Press Association has found that ambulance trusts in England spent over £92 million in the last year on private ambulances and taxis to attend 999 calls and take people to hospital.

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IoT Medical Devices ‘Need Mandatory Encryption Standards’

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

All medical devices that are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) should have mandatory encryption standards. That’s according to an IoT company.

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spreading Across Europe’s Hospitals

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A strain of pathogen capable of causing respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, and which is resistant to antibiotics, is now spreading throughout hospitals across Europe, a continent-wide survey has just revealed.

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Cybercriminals Could Sabotage Medical Equipment

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

IT experts have warned hospitals to be extra vigilant with their online security as cybercriminals have the potential to sabotage crucial medical equipment.

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Will 5G Change Our Healthcare?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Innovations within technology are changing many aspects of our lives. Technology has already helped revolutionise certain elements of healthcare and it seems that the arrival of 5G networks could take things a few steps further.

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All NHS Meals Recalled Over ‘Listeria Outbreak’

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

When key medical equipment in a hospital is found to be faulty or malfunctioning, a hire service really can save the day. However, the crisis facing the NHS at the moment comes in the form of its patient catering service, after five deaths linked to the bacteria listeria have been reported, according to New Scientist.

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Deaths From Heart Disease ‘Almost Halve’ In UK

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The number of people who die each year as a result of heart disease has fallen by nearly half in the past decade, new research has found.

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CMA Accuses Drug Companies Of Collusion

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accused four drug companies of agreeing not to compete for the supply of anti-nausea and dizziness drug Prochlorperazine 3mg dissolvable tablets (only available on prescription) to the NHS, a move that saw prices paid by the health service climb by approximately 700 per cent.

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Govt Boosts NHS Digital Services With Fast Broadband

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Patients in the UK are set to benefit from improved digital services from the NHS thanks to better broadband connections.

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