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Phillips CT scanner supports new diagnostic service

A new diagnostic service for patients suffering from chest pain is being offered at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH). For the first time, the hospital is providing a Cardiac CT coronary angiography service, set up by its radiology and cardiology teams. The service uses a new hi-tech scanner installed […]

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Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care; Dr Saif Abed comments

Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company has stated that biometric patient identification could replace passport ID. In response to today’s story on BBC News that proof of ID may be required for NHS patients in order to combat health tourism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38060432, Dr Saif Abed, Medical Director EMEA at Imprivata commented; […]

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Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council publish draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The NHS, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have worked together to develop a draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).  The plan sets out how they will improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Birmingham and Solihull. The Plan can be found here: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/download/1008/birmingham_and_solihull_sustainability_and_transformation_plan  

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Holoxica creates 3D holographic atlas of human anatomy

Holoxica, the specialist holographic 3D visualisation company, has created the world’s first ever holographic 3D digital Human Anatomy ‘Atlas’ prototype – a stunning and realistic depiction of deeper anatomical structures which gives teaching hospitals, medical schools, colleges and research centres a detailed interpretation and perspective of intricate anatomical structures. The […]

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The Power of the letter

How a simple flu recall letter delivered a winter health check for patients and a ground breaking administration process. Klaus Green works at The Mill Medical Practice, Godalming, Surrey. At a time when flu vaccinations are reportedly down, Mill Hill Practice has achieved a 79% take up level amongst the […]