Tag: Innovation


Studies explore impact of wearable devices in health tech

In this article we explore three research studies involving wearable devices, and their roles in supporting patients, research, population health initiatives and the potential clinical benefits. The studies focus on the use of a wearable device for understanding brain function in a more naturalistic setting, population health learnings from diagnostics […]

News in Brief

News in brief: Da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system in Somerset, innovative decontamination equipment in Leeds, remote monitoring in Lancashire, and more

Here’s a brief overview of some of the stories within the health tech community that have caught our eye. £1.5million Da Vinci Xi surgical robotic system to be introduced in Somerset Musgrove Park and Yeovil Hospitals, part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, have already begun training surgeons on the use […]


Greater Manchester innovation accelerator secures investment

Health and care partners in Greater Manchester have collaborated with industry and academia to secure a multi-million pound health innovation accelerator, which aims to rapidly improve the treatment and diagnosis of diseases across the 2.8m GM population. The government has invested £100 million to boost three high-potential innovation clusters in […]


Virtual wards and remote monitoring tech added to Spark DPS

The Spark Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), run by the Crown Commercial Service, has been enhanced to include procurement of virtual wards and remote patient monitoring technology. With support from NHS England, four new areas have been added to the framework, to cover virtual wards, continuous monitoring support, long term condition (remote […]


CQC outlines registration requirements for online orthodontic providers

The Care Quality Commission (the CQC) has released details of its registration requirements for providers of ‘direct-to-consumer’ orthodontic treatment, also referred to as online or remote orthodontics. Concentrating on these virtual dental services, the CQC said it wanted to “clarify the registration requirements for this type of care”. The reason […]