Statement from Doctors in Unite over the Dr Bawa-Garba case

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The recent High Court decision on the case of Dr Bawa-Garba has caused us great concern. We deeply regret the tragic death of Jack Adcock in 2011, and any distress that may be caused by our comments. We have the utmost respect for Jack’s family and our sympathies are with them. We believe however, that the issues raised are of grave importance to the future of the medical profession in the UK and must be addressed. The actions of our regulator,...

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Positive results for personalised care from Maternity Survey 2017, but further improvements needed to continuity of care

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

More than 18,000 women have responded to the Maternity Survey 2017, which is the biggest source of data on people’s experiences of maternity care in England. The results come at an interesting time; in 2015 NHS England announced a major review of national maternity services. As part of this review, the Better Births report (2016) outlined seven priority areas where improvements are needed. Personalised care was one of these priority areas – and...

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30,000 medical records stolen following phishing attack – comment from Agari

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, comments: “The theft of 30,000 medical records from a database in Florida is only the latest in a long line of incidents showing how vulnerable the healthcare sector is to deceptive emails. Our research has found that the healthcare sector is targeted by more deceptive email than any other, with 92 per cent of all email domains carrying fraudulent emails. While email security training should be...

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The Opportunities and Obstacles Facing the UK’s Burgeoning HealthTech Sector

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

In recent years, there has been an increasing use of the ‘tech’ suffix in all manner of industries. Even the passing observer will probably have noted that in the worlds of finance, marketing, property and health, tech start-ups are launching in their droves to help remould the way each sector operates. Financial technology – FinTech – undoubtedly paved the way; in the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis, new online platforms and apps...

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MDR compliance – delaying could cost medtech firms dearly

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Manufacturing in the medical devices sector is attracting close scrutiny by regulators as they seek to tighten up oversight to ensure the highest standards of public safety and to promote fair market access for all companies. Fundamental changes are being introduced under the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) which will involve medtech firms adhering to stringent new standards across many critical processes. These include the...

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