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According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, two out of every three people believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their country1 yet someone develops the condition every three minutes2. This World Alzheimer’s Day (Saturday 21st September) Gavin Bashar,…

As World Alzheimer’s Day 2019 approaches (21 September), with the aim this year of raising global awareness and understanding of the stigma, stereotypes and myths that surround a dementia diagnosis; Alessio Brunello, Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, comments that: ‘‘Its timely to…

Patients reject human conversations in favour of AI interactions   New research from EBO.ai, the artificial intelligence company optimising customer interactions, has revealed that the majority of NHS users prefer using digital messaging to communicate with the health service about their…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently spreading through all areas of society, with daily headlines showcasing how AI can revolutionise nearly every human activity. AI has now made its way to healthcare sector, both through analytics and clinical treatment, as demonstrated…

Ambulances in a gig economy. Private ambulance company SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Service Ltd was put in administration in early September. The company mainly provides emergency and non-emergency transport services for the NHS. Private providers carry out up to 15…

 Director of Wellbeing What Works, Nancy Hey, reflects on key takeaways from last week’s Spending Round announced by the Chancellor. Three key points 1) A shift to outcome measurement The Spending Review “sets out examples of the medium to long-term…

UK DIETARY INTAKES HAVE DETERIORATED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS TO THE DETRIMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS.  Now in a wake-up call to the nation, a new study published in the Journal of Vitamins and Minerals[1] based on a new…

Almost half (43%) of the UK wouldn’t help someone about to jump off a bridge and take their own life More than two thirds (71%) of over 55’s are not first aid trained 46 per cent of males wouldn’t stop…

Leading MedTech firm – ANCON Medical – discusses what the future of medical tests will tell us Fingerprints have been used as a form of identification for centuries and were first used in a criminal investigation in 1892 to clear…