New £12m online platform launched to manage obesity-related illness

[ad_1] An online platform backed by £12m funding has been launched to support the government’s drive to manage obesity levels. The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, launched today, will provide free online for people with weight-related illnesses such as diabetes or high pressure. Support will be provided via GP and primary care team referrals and …

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ takes delivery of fourth surgical robot

[ad_1] Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has added a fourth surgical robot to to its collection in a bid to speed up cancer operations delayed by the pandemic. The new addition joins three 4th generation da Vinci surgical systems from manufacturer Intuitive which the trust already owns and with four machines, the trust …

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Covid-19 passports to go live in Northern Ireland ‘from next week’

[ad_1] Covid-19 vaccination passports could be available in Northern Ireland from as early as next week. Northern Ireland’s Department of Health announced the passes could be live by Monday, July 5 – ahead of the previously expected July 19 date. The Covid passport allows people to prove they’ve had both jabs when travelling abroad. The …

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Peter Thomas appointed CCIO at Moorfields Eye Hospital

[ad_1] Peter Thomas is due to step into the chief clinical information officer (CCIO) role at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in August.  The consultant joined the trust in 2017 and took a special interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, pioneering the hospital’s use of digital medicine and telemedicine. In his capacity as …

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Sajid Javid stands down from £150k AI advisory role

[ad_1] Health secretary Sajid Javid has stood down from a £151,000 advisory role with artificial intelligence company C3.ai upon taking up his new role. Javid’s most recent register of members’ financial interests to parliament, as at 14 June 2021, show his advisory role with the company began in October 2020 “until further notice”. A spokesperson …

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Amazon Web Services launches healthcare accelerator

[ad_1] Amazon Web Services is launching a four-week virtual programme tailored to accelerating growth for healthcare start-ups. The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is designed to help healthcare companies solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges. Its goal is four-fold – to cultivate and promote start-up solutions that: improve patient experience, improve clinician experience, better health outcomes …

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Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG rolls out digital consultation

[ad_1] Following successful trials, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG will be rolling out an online consultation system to help handle high volumes of patient queries more efficiently. PATCHS will enable patients at the CCG’s 36 practices to contact their GPs from their practice website or smartphone, reducing inbound calls to reception teams. Using the online …

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Simon Bolton to make first keynote at Virtual Summer School

[ad_1] The interim chief executive of NHS Digital will make his first keynote address on day two of Digital Health’s Virtual Summer School. Speaking at 9am on Friday 16 July, Simon Bolton will outline the priority areas to deliver on his ambition for NHS Digital “to be at the forefront, driving innovation and developing solutions …

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