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The government has announced £4 million of funding for businesses to develop cutting-edge ideas to address some of the biggest health problems of our time

AN East Yorkshire hospital is investing nearly £50,000 on energy efficiency measures designed to reduce carbon emissions and cut bills by thousands of pounds each year

At the international congress for telehealth and telecare, Paul Burstow set out how the appropriate use of telehealth in the NHS can help people to live more independent lives and stay in control of their care.

 

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Over £100m will be invested in NHS Clinical Research Facilities to develop new treatments to benefit thousands of patients, the Government announced today

 

People could soon be directed to free or cheap apps by their GPs to allow them to monitor and manage their health more effectively

 

Eight of the UK’s most promising leaders in medical health research will be awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) professorship, the Government announced today.

 

Grant funding totalling over £6.5 million has been awarded for seven business-led projects that will focus on developing therapeutic agents and diagnostics where nanoscale technologies are at the heart of the innovation

 

The NHS Forest has opened its national Tree Sponsorship Scheme to the public, making it possible for anyone in the UK to sponsor a tree in their local NHS Forest sites

 

Clinicians and researchers are invited to bid for infrastructure funding to support collaborations between the NHS and industry to lead to the development of medical devices and healthcare technologies

 

79 per cent of Britons want increased innovation to improve quality of life in older age, according to new findings released today by the UK’s innovation agency, The Technology Strategy Board

 

NHS patients should be able to benefit from genomic technology which can improve the health service’s understanding of the nature of disease and mean that treatment can be tailored to patients’ individual genetic make up – providing the right treatment to the right patient

 

The new urgent care telephone number NHS 111 may have the potential to bring real benefits to the health care system but, according to a recent NHS Alliance survey, is in danger of ‘getting lost in translation’

 

Three major projects are to receive over £1 million of government funding to enable them to develop new and improved health-economics tools or products that will assist and improve the design and evaluation of diagnostic clinical trials for infectious agents

 

NHS patients should be able to benefit from genomic technology which can improve the health service’s understanding of the nature of disease and mean that treatment can be tailored to patients’ individual genetic make up – providing the right treatment to the right patient

 

The recent publication of Information Standards Board (ISB) for Health and Social Care Standard 1077 will see every NHS patient in England given a wristband featuring an electronic barcode, which will help to improve safety, as well as improving patient management

 

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office has re-launched a trial of a promising drug to treat inherited breast and ovarian cancer – but this time taken as a tablet by outpatients

 

Three million lives could be improved across England thanks to new high-tech healthcare. After seeing the technology in practice in Cornwall today, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow, has pledged to make it available to more people with long term conditions

 

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has unveiled plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service

 

The University of Manchester has been awarded a research contract for the independent evaluation of the Department of Health’s drug and alcohol recovery payment by results pilots programme

 

A multi million pound package of support – including a new £180 million fund to support the next brilliant medical breakthroughs – and the roll out of state of the art life saving equipment to three million homes are part of a series of measures outlined by the Prime Minister today to support the UK’s life sciences industry

 

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