Pioneering screening could reduce life threatening cholesterol levels
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2y ago
A GP surgery in Warrington has become the first in the country to begin screening to detect a life threatening, inherited condition. The Eric Moore Partnership Medical Practice has begun offering tests for the familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) which can lead to extremely high cholesterol levels. The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast which promotes the adoption of healthcare innovations, is spearheading a programme which sees both parents and children screened. “As a practice, we are really excited to take part in this pioneering parent child scre ..read more
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Art for hearts – Grab a bargain masterpiece from internationally acclaimed artists and help save lives
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2y ago
National charity Heart Research UK have launched the ‘anonymous heART project 2021’, an online fundraising campaign that will see hundreds of unique anonymous masterpieces created by huge names from the art world, go under eBay’s virtual hammer to raise money for life-saving research. Faile, Icy & Sot, Ralph Steadman, Mark Conlan, Hayley Welsh, Carrie Reichardt, Jamie Hewlett, The London Police, Mr Penfold, Sweet Toof, Terry Urban, Raoof Haghigi and Heart Research UK Patron Paul Insect are just some of the world-renowned artists who have created unique A5 artworks for the project. Their wo ..read more
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All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy launch new report on the “National Allergy Crisis”
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2y ago
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy in conjunction with the National Allergy Strategy Group (NASG) are today launching a report “Meeting the Challenges of the National Allergy Crisis” which calls for an influential lead for allergy to be appointed who can implement a new national strategy to help the millions of people across the UK affected by allergic disease. The report will be delivered to the Department of Health this morning in the hope that Ministers will pay attention to the growing epidemic and the lack of NHS services available. Around 1 in 3 people, more than 20 million ..read more
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Driving Mobility launches education with Oxford Brookes University for professionals supporting disabled drivers
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2y ago
Driving Mobility, the national charity which accredits driving assessment centres, has announced a new partnership with Oxford Brookes University, to deliver higher education courses in ‘Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility’. Supported by The Department for Transport, Driving Mobility provides a range of driving and mobility assessment services to assist disabled individuals so they can gain or maintain independence. Its 20 centres, with over 70 outreach facilities across the UK, assist clients who self-refer or are signposted from the DVLA, Motability, Police and the NHS. To ensure employe ..read more
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Latest NHS figures show a decline in hospital admissions for allergy and anaphylaxis
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2y ago
See the full figures on the NHS Digital website here Why have the numbers decreased for the first time in 8 years? The decrease in hospital admissions for allergy are largely accounted for a by a decrease in admissions for allergic asthma. This is in line with several recent research studies which have reported that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to a reduction in hospital admissions for asthma for a number of proposed reasons including: – Reluctance to seek medical help due to fear of the virus/stay at home advice Reduction in travel leading to reduced air pollutio ..read more
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Award winners helped to overcome pandemic pressures
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2y ago
Inspiring collaborations across the North which have helped patients and NHS staff cope with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised in the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards 2021. The event was staged on an online platform which offered the chance for NHS buyers and suppliers to talk informally before the ceremony. The awards were hosted by Dr Phil Jennings, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, who said the event represented an ideal way of celebrating innovation and collaboration: “It was an honour to present the eleventh Excellence in Supply Awards. “Many ..read more
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RoSPA alarmed by rise in cyclist and child road deaths
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2y ago
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is deeply concerned that Department for Transport (DfT) figures released today show an increase in the number of fatal collisions involving cyclists and children, despite an overall reduction in the number of road deaths following a year of lockdowns. The DfT published the Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2020 which shows that last year 1,460 people were killed on our roads, which is a fall of 17 per cent compared with the figure in 2019. In 2020, there were a total of 115,584 reported road casualties of all severities, which was ..read more
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Stroke surviving Reverend Yvonne creates home lift haven for disabled parishioners
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2y ago
Following a stroke in June 2020, Reverend Yvonne Desroches, 63, from Northamptonshire was left with reduced mobility down her right side. Yvonne tells us how she had to adapt to her new level of mobility as a full-time wheelchair user, the challenges she faced finding a suitably adapted Ministerial House, and the positive impact a Stiltz Home Lift had on her physical and mental health and wellbeing. “I had felt called into full time ministry for some years, this brought about a change of vocation in my mature season of life, in 2015 I became a Community Evangelist from the Church Army and live ..read more
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TECH INCUBATOR CREDERSI CREATES VIRTUAL REALITY COVID-19 LAB TRAINING SCHOOL
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3y ago
DAM HEALTH  TO SUPPORTGROUNDBREAKING COURSETOTRAINSCIENTISTS OF THE FUTURE     One of the UK’s leading technology educators and innovators CREDERSIhave teamed up with Covid testing solutions company DAM Health  to create the world’s first virtual reality Covid-19 lab training syllabus.    The move is aimed at increasing the number of lab technicians being trained in the UK to meet a mass skills shortage and crisis. Research carried out by the Gatsby Foundation prior to COVID-19 indicated that, by 2030, the UK ..read more
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BOSSES WARN OF ‘RECKLESS’ ‘NO MASK’ POLICY ON AIRLINES COULD IGNITE SETBACK OF AIR TRAVEL TO PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN – VIRUS WAS FIRST SPREAD AIR TRAVEL
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3y ago
The British healthcare and testing company that provides rapid PCR testing for airline passengers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in partnership with Test Assurance Group (TAG) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, has today warned that a ‘no mask’ policy for air travel could ignite a ‘set-back’ for the airline and travel industry to the start of the pandemic.  Salutaris People warned that it was too early for airline passengers to be able to travel mask-free while the UK was still in the height of its vaccination programme, with a further 23 million people still n ..read more
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