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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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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Could how happy you are as an adult depend on what school you went to, and what teacher you had?

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

Extract from our guest blog …I and my colleagues looked at the evidence from survey data on over 100,000 individuals in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US to discover what the origins of happiness might be. What did we find? Schools and teachers matter: Schools and individual teachers have a huge effect on the happiness of their children. Indeed, the school that children attend affects their happiness nearly as much as it affects their...

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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WELLBEING IMPACT: NEW GUIDANCE

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today we share a new guide to help charities understand, measure, evaluate and analyse their wellbeing impact. Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Programme Manager at the Centre, explains why we need the guide, and how it can help you, even if you’re not a data scientist. VIEW HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WELLBEING IMPACT  People are complicated, and measuring traditional outcomes can sometimes hide this complexity – and thereby hide the full impact of your...

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