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Cell-based diagnostic market set to propel to $9bn by 2011
Market research : 09 January, 2008
A new report released by Kalorama Information states that cell-based diagnostics with applications in haematology, histology, cytology, microbiology, and transplant medicine generated more than $6 billion in revenues last year.
 
Study shows self-use bulb syringe earwax treatment could save NHS time
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 19 December, 2007
A new study funded by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has indicated that a self-use bulb syringe can be an effective first-line treatment for earwax.
 
EndoGastric Solutions opens new training centres teach Natural Orifice Surgery procedures
Training equipment and services : 18 December, 2007
EndoGastric Solutions has opened three training centres that have performed over 40 StomaphyX Natural Orifice Surgery (NOS) procedures each and are starting to perform EsophyX cases are training surgeons in NOS technique.
 
RCGP seeks nominations for Research Paper of the Year Award 2008
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 10 December, 2007
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is now accepting nominations for the Research Paper of the Year Award 2007.
 
Liverpool PCT launches specialised strategy to support mentally ill children and their families
Health promotion : 07 December, 2007
Liverpool PCT and its partners have developed and launched a specialised strategy to ensure that children and young people with a mental illness are receiving the right support.
 
Worldwide surgical and trauma wound care market to reach $7bn in sales by 2011
Market research : 06 December, 2007
The worldwide surgical and trauma wound treatment market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent and grow to $7 billion by 2011, according to a new report by Kalorama Information.
 
Medical sector promises growth potential for food ingredient companies
Market research : 05 December, 2007
Kalorama Information believes that growing price competition from low-cost manufacturers is forcing ingredient companies to search for new ways to sustain profitable growth and the market research company predicts growth is likely to come from the sale of products or byproducts to pharmaceutical, medical foods, or biomedical device companies.
 
Care homes spur on searchers for specialist healthcare jobs
Recruitment services : 29 November, 2007
Jobs4Medical.co.uk says that the web site’s new 'Care Home' section has become one of the most active areas of its specialist jobs website.
 
World burn treatment market to be spurred on by bio-advancements
Market research : 27 November, 2007
A new report by Kalorama Information indicates that the worldwide burn treatment market experienced growth of 7.6 percent from 2001 to 2006, reaching $1.9 billion.
 
New advice for GPs and pathologists aims to improve out-of-hours reporting of abnormal tests
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 27 November, 2007
The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed advice for GPs and pathologists to improve the reporting of abnormal test results out-of-hours.
 
Liverpool PCT looks to younger generation to help promote its Active Ageing Service
Health promotion : 27 November, 2007
Liverpool PCT’s Active Ageing Service has organised a special competition to celebrate and commemorate National Grandaparents Day.
 
RCGP urges UK GPs to apply the DoH’s National Flu Pandemic Framework
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 22 November, 2007
The RCGP has responded positively to the Department of Health’s National Flu Pandemic Framework proposals and is recommending GPs to update their service continuity plans.
 
Requests for British Sign Language training show rapid growth
Training equipment and services : 19 November, 2007
Language services specialist Prestige Network has seen requests for British Sign Language training reach an all-time high of 50 a month.
 
UK medical equipment sector to feel the squeeze in 2008
Market research : 15 November, 2007
Escalating economic worries, higher prices and tighter spending will combine to make 2008 a much tougher year in the medical equipment market, according to leading business analysts Plimsoll Publishing.
 
First regional Sector Skills Agreement for the East of England is brokered by Skills for Health
Government agencies and authorities : 07 November, 2007
The East of England is to benefit from a £21.2million three-year investment in healthcare skills brokered by Skills for Health (SfH).
 
RCGP launches new guidance for diagnosing psychosis in young people
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 02 November, 2007
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have published guidance to help front line practitioners achieve earlier diagnosis of psychosis in young people.
 
SearchMedica extends search engine to cover nurses, pharmacists and medical students
Medical search engines : 30 October, 2007
SearchMedica.co.uk, the medical search engine, has improved the functionality of the GP-focused search engine as it celebrates its first birthday.
 
Language company launches diversity service during One World Week
Translation services : 25 October, 2007
Prestige Network a language services company based in Thatcham, UK, has launched a new diversity training service as part of One World Week.
 
RCGP releases new GP training DVD
Training equipment and services : 24 October, 2007
The RCGP has released a new DVD to help GP trainers prepare trainees for the Case-based discussion component of the Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA).
 
New public health qualification is introduced
Health promotion : 22 October, 2007
The first workplace health trainer in England has been presented with her Royal Institute of Public Health qualification in 'Understanding Health Improvement'.
 
Virtual reality to see fast growth in US medical sector
Market research : 22 October, 2007
The 2010 US market for virtual reality in surgery, medical education, therapy and other areas will grow to $290 million according to a new report from life science research firm Kalorama Information.
 
Healthcare Commission looks into concerns at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Quality assessment : 18 October, 2007
The Healthcare Commission is to look into concerns at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
 
Healthcare watchdog pledges to take tough action over infection control failures
Quality assessment : 18 October, 2007
The Healthcare Commission has pledged to continue tough action in NHS trusts that are failing to put adequate systems in place to tackle healthcare-associated infections.
 
Healthcare Commission declares NHS performance is improving
Quality assessment : 18 October, 2007
The Healthcare Commission has published performance ratings for all NHS trusts in England, showing overall improvement in quality of services and use of resources.
 
UK slowdown could cost medical equipment industry jobs
Market research : 17 October, 2007
As many as 2500 jobs in the medical equipment industry could be at risk as the result of the slowdown in the UK economy according to leading business analysts Plimsoll Publishing.
 
Healthcare watchdog urges NHS do more to act on patient complaints
Quality assessment : 09 October, 2007
The Healthcare Commission has told the NHS that it needs to ensure that the organization consistently acts on and learns from complaints by patients.
 
Healthcare Commission requested to carry out annual inspections on infection control
Quality assessment : 05 October, 2007
The Healthcare Commission has welcomed a request by the UK Government to carry out annual inspections on infection control at all NHS acute trusts in England.
 
Healthcare watchdog encourages NHS staff to participate in world's biggest staff survey
Quality assessment : 03 October, 2007
NHS employees have been urged by the Healthcare Commission to provide feedback on their experiences at work by participating in one of the largest surveys of staff in the world.
 
Nursing recruitment is in high demand
Recruitment services : 27 June, 2007
Jobs4Medical.co.uk has revealed that that nursing positions are becoming increasingly in-demand and now make up 40 per cent of its entire medical jobs database.
 
Home care products market looks set to continue growth in the USA
Market research : 25 June, 2007
According to a new report from market analysts, Kalorama Information, 'The US Market for Home Care Products' will see overall sales grow to more than $10 billion by 2011.
 
Research study indicates the worldwide TB testing market tops $8 billion
Market research : 14 June, 2007
A new study from Kalorama Information entitled 'Global Tuberculosis Strategies' reckons the total theoretical market potential worldwide for TB testing products and therapeutics now tops $8 billion.
 
Healthcare Commission prepares to inspect 120 NHS trusts unannounced
Quality assessment : 08 June, 2007
The Healthcare Commission is planning to carry out unannounced inspections at 120 NHS trusts during the coming year in what is the biggest ever programme of visits relating to healthcare-associated infection.
 
Father and daughter GPs are named Fellows of the RCGP
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 08 June, 2007
Father and daughter GPs David and Vanessa Whillier have received Fellowships of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
 
RCGP publishes new guidance on managing Hepatitis C
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 06 June, 2007
The Royal College of General Practitioners has launched new guidance to health professionals aimed at improving the management of Hepatitis C in primary care.
 
Clinical Solutions acquires Tasmanian emergency after hours business
Out of hours systems and services : 05 June, 2007
Clinical Solutions has acquired GP Assist (Tasmania) and the business and assets of the After Hours Doctor emergency after hours service.
 
Prestige Network unveils new Polish language services website
Translation services : 05 June, 2007
A website dedicated for Polish language services has been launched by Prestige Network that caters for the needs of public sector organisations and businesses which interact with Polish-speaking people.
 
Survival rates of congenital heart disease is now available online
Quality assessment : 04 June, 2007
For the first time ever parents of children with congenital heart disease can now look up detailed information about survival rates at every specialist heart centre in the UK.
 
Patients look set to benefit from new tissue engineering regulations
Government agencies and authorities : 04 June, 2007
European Health Ministers have reached agreement on a new regulation for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), including tissue engineering.
 
Clinical negligence service ains to reduce legal waiting times
Legal and insurance services : 31 May, 2007
A specialist service aimed at reducing the time involved in litigating clinical negligence cases has been launched by Mobile Doctors.
 
New web site offers immediate medication data
Medical search engines : 29 May, 2007
A new web based service has been launched by Searchmedica.co.uk that provides GPs and other healthcare professionals with targeted drug information relevant to their search.
 
New Polish and Urdu text messaging service is offered by Prestige Network
Translation services : 17 May, 2007
Language services provider, Prestige Network if offering UK hospitals a new text messaging service in Polish, Urdu and Bulgarian.
 
agreement is finally reached about the recovery of medical agency fees
Legal and insurance services : 11 May, 2007
Leading medical reporting organisations (MROs) and insurers have reached an agreement to put an end to disagreements about the recoverability of medial agency fees.
 
Survey shows UK GPs favour national screening programme for Chlamydia
Medical search engines : 10 May, 2007
SearchMedica.co.uk has performed a survey across its UK GP user community to see if there is a demand for a national screening scheme in primary care for Chlamydia.
 
MarketResearch.com acquires Thomson Business Intelligence Market Research (Profound) service
Market research : 07 May, 2007
The Thomson Business Intelligence Market Research (Profound) service has been acquired by MarketResearch.com to broaden the research company's product and service offerings.
 
Lean healthcare training stratgey cuts hospital waiting times
Training equipment and services : 24 April, 2007
A pioneering public and private sector partnership has reduced waiting times for 'small for date' baby scans at a West Yorkshire hospital from up to six weeks to within 24 hours.
 
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