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Medical technology is once again named the most popular patent filing category at the European Patent Office (EPO), according to the EPO’s latest annual report. There were 13,795 filings in the medtech category throughout 2018, up from 13,134 in 2017…

The finances of patients with life-changing illness, renal failure, or who are undergoing dialysis treatment are being improved by a scheme which, to date, has provided a staggering £2m in financial benefits. UK Care – the ground-breaking scheme spearheaded by utility charity…

Responding to the Health Foundation’s report on capital spending in the NHS, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This timely report highlights the worrying fall in capital investment in the NHS – we are spending less…

Millions of vulnerable people are being deprived of the care and support they need because of the Government’s failure to grasp the crisis in social care, with services in parts of the country near collapse. That is the message from…

  Responding to NHS Improvement’s appointment of Prerana Issar, its new Chief People Officer, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: “This is an important appointment for NHS Improvement and NHS England. “It provides much-needed leadership for the national workforce agenda and…

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs An international team of researchers has identified some striking new insights into the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase risk for the disease. The International Genomic…

Responding to the Health Secretary’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing services for NHS staff following the launch of a Health Education England review, BMA mental health policy lead, Dr Andrew Molodynski, said: “Staff are fundamental to the delivery…

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the…

Responding to the Topol Review, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “Technology can have a transformative effect on our health service, making it better for patients all over the country as…

                                                          Responding to NHS England’s latest winter situation reports, Nick Ville, Director…