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SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT WEEK

Guest Blog by Ali Oliver, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust With the European football championships underway in France and the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon it is set to be another memorable summer of sporting excitement, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer women and tech – new report

Guest blog by Kathy Mason Associate, 2020health Elder care with technology appeals most to Baby Boomer women Two thirds of 55-75 year olds would be interested in using technology to help their parents as they get older. Help with medication, memory, … Continue reading

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New analysis reassures patients and doctors

Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche, Associate, 2020health New analysis from researchers at University of Manchester have found there is no weekend death effect for NHS emergency patients and that such a view, held by some, has been “a statistical … Continue reading

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Charity finds children with autism most likely to miss out on eye care

Guest Blog by SeeAbility National sight loss and disability charity SeeAbility has found that three quarters (75%) of children with no history of eye care tested as part of their Children in Focus Campaign were noted to have Autistic Spectrum … Continue reading

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People with Parkinson’s forced to hide or lie about their condition

Guest Blog by Steve Ford, Chief Executive, Parkinson’s UK New research, released by Parkinson’s UK to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week (18th – 24th April), shows that nearly two fifths (37%) (1) of people living with the condition have felt the need to … Continue reading

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Ovarian Cancer – Make women AND GPs more aware of the symptoms

Guest Blog by Annwen Jones, Chief Executive of Target Ovarian Cancer In March every year, women with ovarian cancer, their family and friends, the ovarian cancer charities, health professionals, corporates and more all come together for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month … Continue reading

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What can be done to help rocket boost MedTech into everyday healthcare?

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  Despite MedTech being central to the future of healthcare, digital implementation often struggles to get into the top 3 priorities of stakeholders who have to contend … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Shift: People want to access MedTech at home

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  One of the most important paradigms in healthcare is the fundamental shift in the doctor-patient axis. The old fashioned paternalistic doctor-patient relationship, where the doctor held … Continue reading

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2016: The Year for UK Medical Technology (MedTech)

Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy  Technology is everywhere. Your mobile phone is probably close at hand ready to break down the physical barriers of bricks and mortar. Technology rapidly advances in … Continue reading

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Patients are right to expect high risk procedures to be performed by regulated professionals

Guest blog by Amanda Casey, Chair of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists Imagine I told you that you needed to go into hospital for a heart bypass. You’d know instinctively it was major operation, with considerable risks. But no … Continue reading

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