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  • Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    (Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday. […]

  • Frailty, loss of mental function independently affect elderly survival
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    (Reuters Health) - Frail older people don’t live as long as their stronger peers, and loss of mental function further increases their risk of death, recent research shows. […]

  • FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. […]

  • Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs. […]

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  • Northern Irish GPs warn patients that workforce crisis may mean turning them away
    Posted by Abi Rimmer on October 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Patients in Northern Ireland have been warned that they may be turned away by their GP over the winter months because of a severe shortage of doctors.Tom Black, chair of the BMA’s general... […]

  • Henry Francis Valentine Riddle
    Posted by Pippa Riddle on October 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    bmj;359/oct20_9/j4882/FAF1faHenry Francis Valentine Riddle (“Val”) was born in Galashiels. After national service in the Royal Navy (1946-48), he studied at Liverpool University and obtained a BSc in... […]

  • David McGechie Duncan
    Posted by Roderick Duncan on October 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    bmj;359/oct20_8/j4818/FAF1faMy father, David McGechie Duncan, was born in Glasgow, but grew up in Forfar, Angus, the son of a minister. After qualifying and house jobs in Dumfries, he moved to... […]

  • Linda Carol New
    Posted by David Ward, Justin Bendig on October 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    bmj;359/oct20_7/j4821/FAF1faJust after starting her A levels, and intending to study languages or geography at university, Linda Carol New had appendicitis. As a result of her experience in hospital... […]

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  • IVF rates on NHS has fallen
    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Figures show the provision of free IVF on the NHS in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2004.Fertility Fairness says there has been a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment.The NHS says it does not have "unlimited resources". National Institute for health and Care Excellence guidelines say women aged under 40 should be... […]

  • Major IT crash causes 'critical incident'
    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

    A major IT fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has left it unable to report pathology tests for nearly a week.The hardware failure caused the collapse of the trust’s Telepath pathology system, which has remained offline despite efforts to recover it.The trust has been forced to declare a "critical" internal incident – the second highest level below "potential service failure&quot... […]

  • Face-down restraint being used in mental health wards
    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop, face-down physical restraint, which can restrict a patient's breathing, is still being used in mental health wards in England.In 2013/14, 22.4% of recorded incidents of restraints were face-down, falling to 18.5% by 2015/16.Some healthcare trainers say face-down restraint can sometimes be the only appropriate way of keeping staff and patients s... […]

  • Mental health support service launched for children
    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 7:22 am

    The Department for Education and Department of Health have launched a new interactive resource, MindEd, in a bid to tackle rising concerns about mental illnesses in young people.This resource is for concerned children and their families to seek help.  &nbs […]

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  • Thenue Housing Association Launches New “Self Service App”
    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Thenue Housing has launched an exciting digital “app” which will provide a new way for customers to engage with the Association. The totally free Self-Service app uses the latest software from 1st Touch ( to offer a range of services via phones or tablets. Thenue is hailing the app as “great digital advance” and says it is part of its Digital Strategy to ensure that people can contact the Association as easily as possible. Thenue... Source: RealWir […]

  • Italtel And Exprivia To Launch New Telemedicine System
    Posted on February 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Jointly developed smart health solution integrates Italtel’s DoctorLINK and Exprivia’s eLifeCare platformsMilan, February 24, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT System Integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, and Exprivia, an international group enabling the digital transformation process through added value solutions, today announced they will launch an advanced telemedicine solution. The solution brings together Italtel’s DoctorLINK open web platform with Exprivia’s eLifeCare, revolutionizing home care by providing the... Source: RealWir […]

  • Medelinked Open Health Platform Now Features Medelinked Health Score
    Posted on December 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Enhanced user interface makes getting key information and insights about individual health easierPCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, 14th December 2016 - Medelinked is a secure mobile and online health platform that empowers people to take control of their health, from building their health profile to discovering, connecting to and sharing their health and wellness information with their trusted healthcare providers.Demonstrated for the first time at PCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, Medelinked now features... Source: RealWir […]

  • 1st Touch Launches iAppoint Scheduling For Social Landlords
    Posted on November 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    1st Touch (, the UK’s leading system innovator for the social housing sector, has announced the launch of iAppoint. The all-new self-service module will help social landlords to streamline customer appointment scheduling by speeding up and enhancing the processes involved. In addition, as online services cost only a fraction of call centre responses, the potential cost savings for landlords are also significant.As iAppoint is linked to the landlord’s back office system, the highly accessible technology... Source: RealWir […]