Category Archives: Hospitals

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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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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Why the NHS becoming more Parkinson’s friendly can deliver a better person-centred experience

Guest blog by Laura Cockram, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Parkinson’s UK  127,000 people across the UK are living with Parkinson’s – a progressive, neurological condition with no cure. Around a third of people with Parkinson’s develop symptoms before 65, … Continue reading

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How can A&E units improve their performance?

The first point that I must make is that I do not wish to appear unappreciative or condescending. Hospital A&E work is amongst the most important that any person can undertake and many of us would find the strain unbearable. … Continue reading

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Hospital inspections: lessons to be learnt

The programme of independent hospital inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was made tougher in September 2013. During the first year to the end of August 2014 under the new arrangements 38 NHS acute trusts (each comprising … Continue reading

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