Healthcare email security on the critical list

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

The healthcare sector has long been one of the favourite targets for cyber criminals thanks to the large amounts of private data held by organisations. Patient records are a useful source of personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, addresses and birth dates, which can be used to launch more effective targeted cyber-attacks on individuals. Deceptive emails are the weapon of choice for criminals angling for this data, with...

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Crisis, crisis. crisis ………

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

There are headlines in all the papers , on TV and social media about the difficulties in the NHS of coping with emergencies, ambulance services under strain , non emergency operations deferred to release hospital capacity – why is it so bad this year ? Here are some reasons- there will be more . Early January has always been a difficult time for hospitals to cope with emergency admissions. There have been 3 Bank Holidays , and the “slow ” days...

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Muddling along “Top dementia research charity calls on pharma to stay the course” is an odd headline, but the failure of trials of the “promising” new drug idalpirdine underline how expensive and unprofitable research into disease modifying drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease has become. The charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has called for a recommitment from pharmaceutical companies to continue efforts to fund research into dementia. Recent news...

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Care Opinion: a new approach to feedback for a new kind of NHS organisation

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

    Context During 2018 the NHS in many parts of England will move towards ACO/ACS models of care. The approach will vary from place to place, and may also evolve over time as local collaborations change. The King’s Fund points out: There is no single model for an ACO and so local context is important in shaping the approach taken in different areas. In some places, it is likely that working towards integrating hospital, community,...

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Top dementia research charity calls on pharma to stay the course

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for a recommitment from pharmaceutical companies to continue efforts to fund research into dementia, the leading cause of death in the UK. Recent news that Pfizer will refocus efforts away from dementia research is a reminder of one of the barriers that stands in the way of bringing about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. Investment in research comes with risks, and a number of initiatives are...

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