Service Innovation An unrivalled media platform dedicated to delivering the latest news and views from across all fields of government through an on-going programme of events and interactive online communications Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:49:10 +0000 Joomla! 1.7 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Telehealth and Telecare could save NHS £1.2 billion 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 to support groundbreaking clinical research Over £100m will be invested in NHS Clinical Research Facilities to develop new treatments to benefit thousands of patients, the Government announced today

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New research professors will help treatments make the leap from the bench to the bedside 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.

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Investment in nanoscience innovation to benefit healthcare sector 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

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Create healthier lives through tree sponsorship in the NHS Forest 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

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Products and services for older adults need urgent innovation 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

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Thousands of patients will benefit from tests to match treatment to their DNA 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

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NHS 111: getting lost in translation? 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’

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New development projects will improve the assessment of point-of-care tests for infectious agents 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

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Genomic innovation will better target treatment in the NHS 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

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Patient wristband standards to be introduced 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

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Cancer Research UK launches 'outpatients' trial of breast and ovarian cancer drug 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

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments 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

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Drug recovery pilots evaluation contract awarded 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

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Government boost to world leading UK life science industry 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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Designs help combat hospital bugs Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare acquired infections are available today for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback

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New toolkit launched to promote equality and fairness in the NHS All parts of the NHS can now work out how fairly they treat patients and employees in a systematic and robust way following the launch today (10th November) of a new toolkit

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Supporting Informed NHS Customers for Information Technology The Department of Health today announced a number of initiatives to support the NHS as an informed customer for IT, ensuring that local decision-making about procuring new systems delivers value for money for patients

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Twitter to offer glimpse into adoption team An adoption team is breaking new ground by using Twitter to offer a real-time glimpse into its daily work.To coincide with National Adoption Week, Leicestershire County Council will be tweeting for 10 hours this Thursday (3rd) to showcase the realities of a typical day ]]> (Scott Buckler) Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:39:17 +0000 NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme welcomes new external assessment centre The Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme at NICE today welcomes the appointment of a new external assessment centre to support its guidance production and associated processes

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