Daily Archives: October 23, 2018


How automation is improving patient safety at Pearl Chemist Group

Mayank Patel, director and superintendent pharmacist at Pearl Chemist Group explains how the Omnicell VBM 200F helps the pharmacy’s dispensing process. Community pharmacy is under tremendous pressure to deliver a safe and effective service to patients in the face of funding cuts. Last year, it was estimated that more than 7,218 prescriptions were dispensed per…


Digital support programme for Type 2 diabetics launched

A digital support programme to help people who have Type 2 diabetes has been rolled out across Greater Manchester. The project, funded by NHS England and Innovate UK, and delivered by Changing Health, means that resources to help people manage their condition and live healthier lives such as a digital education on lifestyle and personalised…


Consultancy wins place on NHS England technology framework

A healthcare consultancy has won a place on the new national technology framework for NHS England in an IT role. Essentia Trading won the place on the framework as part of a consortium led by OptiMedis COBIC. NHS England’s (NHSE) Health Systems Support Framework (formerly the ACS Framework) supports the development of population-based integrated health…


Doctor calls for national roll-out of ADHD tests

A doctor specialising in the care of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is calling for the national adoption of a test proven to speed up diagnosis of the condition. Dr Julie Clarke, a consultant paediatrician, says the QbTest has revolutionised clinical practice after introducing it at Grantham and District Hospital to assess children across…

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