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Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available, NHS England announced today. Two highly specialist teams at hospitals in Manchester and London will perform Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABIs) surgery for children who are deaf across the country. The surgery […]
Spinal surgery for spina bifida for babies in the womb is among new, innovative treatments that will be routinely available on the NHS for the first time, NHS England announced today. The cutting edge procedure for unborn children with spina bifida, whose spine and spinal cord do not develop properly, allows pregnant women to be […]
England’s top doctor is calling on the NHS to enlist the power of tech and innovation to reduce the thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments carried out every day. In his foreword to the Royal College of Physicians report published today, NHS England Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, says it’s time to ‘grasp the nettle’ to […]
Patients will be able to book and change medical appointments online, receive text reminders and even access maps showing them where in a hospital they need to go through a digital patient tool set to be trialled in ten hospitals. The online portal, DrDoctor, is set to save the NHS tens of millions of pounds […]
NHS England is calling on the best innovators from across the world to apply to join two schemes that aim to ensure NHS patients benefit from new technology faster. Two programmes that look to spread innovation across the NHS have opened for new applications as NHS England once again champions the spread of the latest […]
A specialist GP has been appointed to help spread NHS innovations which integrate health and social care throughout England. Dr Karen Kirkham, who runs a practice in Dorset and specialises in women’s health, will work with the wider GP community to spread tried and tested innovation and transformation techniques across the country. Dr Kirkham has […]
The UK Space Agency has today announced that it is allocating up to £4 million to find hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year in a joint initiative with NHS England. These challenges, outlined by NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens in his speech to […]
New processes to simplify the NHS research set up process and cut delays will be implemented this year. In some cases there can be a difference of up to nine months between each hospital taking part in a multi-site trial being confirmed, which delays the start of that trial which could be for cancer or […]
Top doctors today witnessed demonstrations of space technology that could be adapted for use in the National Health Service within years on a visit to Britain’s answer to NASA. In the run-up to the NHS’s 70th anniversary, Professor Tony Young led the delegation to meet representatives of the UK Space Agency and the Satellite Applications […]
Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from world […]