How pharma companies get ahead of rapid digital change

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From new biosensor technologies and smart devices to portals and physician guidance tools, there are numerous exciting breakthroughs that allow enhanced self-monitoring capabilities and patient...

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NSPCC’s flagship child protection conference, How safe are our children?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog, Features, Public Health | 0 comments

Tickets are now available for the NSPCC’s flagship child protection conference, How safe are our children? 2016.This is an opportunity for those working in health to come together with other professionals responsible for keeping children safe. Delegates, expert speakers and politicians will question, debate and share insights about the latest strategies, policies and programmes to protect children. Over two days, key note speeches, plenary...

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Are robots an answer to loneliness and memory loss?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Features, Public Health | 0 comments

In this talk, Prof. Kathy Murphy and Prof. Dympna Casey talk about the use of companion robots to combat loneliness in people with dementia. Prof. Kathy Murphy (NUI Galway) has a clinical background in older people’s services and Emergency Department Nursing and she held posts at clinical nurse manager level in both. She has worked in nursing education with research interests in care of older people, dementia and chronic disease management....

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In Sickness and in Wealth – Unison event

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Features, News | 0 comments

Sir Michael Marmot in conversation with Professors Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett Introduced by Christina McAnea (UNISON, Head of Health) Tuesday 1 March, 6.15pm – 8pm UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY   In every country in the world, the higher you are on the social scale, the longer and healthier your life will be. In Britain, the average person would have eight extra years of healthy life if they had the same...

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News from Nowhere February 1st 2016

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Desperate times: The Guardian exposed new guidance about shrinking the NHS workforce on January 30th. NHS Hospitals are being told to shed staff to rescue the health service from an acute funding crisis, despite intense concern that reducing staff will hit quality of care, patient safety and staff morale, whilst also increasing waiting times. Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) have issued the instruction to reduce staffing...

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