Theresa May announces £67.7M support for digital mental health services

In an initiative to help people with mental health issues, Theresa May has announced that the government will invest £67.7 million in the use of digital services in mental healthcare. Addressing the need for better mental health services, the Prime Minister announced a number of ways in which the government will help support people suffering…


Royal Philips developing industry first AR surgical navigation equipment

Royal Philips, a provider of integrated image-guided therapy solutions has announced that it is developing an industry-first augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation piece of technology. The AR technology is being designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. In recent years spine surgery has been complimented by a use of minimally-invasive techniques. These…


Smartinhaler technology can improve asthma medication adherence, NICE says

A medtech innovation briefing (MIB) has been issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on digital technology company, Adherium’s, Smartinhaler. MIBs are issued in support of the NHS 5-Year Forward View and are intended to help accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics and provide clinicians with an up-to-date summary of new innovative…


Andy Murray promotes digital health competition for Scottish teens

Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI), a Scottish funded innovation programme, have launched an initiative to help young people develop ideas related to the digital health sector. The #TeenTechChallenge is seeking life-changing inventions in digital health from young people from Scottish secondary schools, further education colleges and youth groups aged 14-17…


NHS director jailed for corrupt hospital contract

An NHS director has been jailed for soliciting corrupt payments, in return for awarding a hospital IT contract. Peter Lewis, 57, who was associate director of IT for the Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation, admitted to receiving payments from supplier Richard Moxon in return for an IT contract worth £950,000. Both men plead guilty to…

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