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UTI patients able to access smartphone dip test on NHS pilot

Women who suspect they have a urinary tract infection will be able to access fast-track testing and treatment — without seeing a GP — as part of an NHS England pilot scheme being trialled in 38 ‘Pharmacy First’ branches across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Instead of waiting for a GP appointment, women will be offered a…

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App creator appoints former NHS England director

Former national medical director of NHS England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has joined healthcare technology Medic Creations in an advisory capacity. Medic Creations is the creator of Medic Bleep, a secure instant-communication app tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals and patient care. Sir Bruce is currently chairman of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust….

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Virtual primary care service aligns with NHS work-life approach

Docly has announced it is to align with NHS England and NHS Innovation’s approach to rethink work-life balance for overburdened GPs. The company offers messaging-based consultations to provide an alternative to video visits and are an integral part of the digital primary care ecosystem, keeping the benefits to both patients and GPs in mind. Barnaby…

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Digital platform to tackle type 2 diabetes implemented by NHS England

Healthtech firm Changing Health has unveiled a platform designed to tackle type 2 diabetes in the UK that has been implemented by NHS England. The platform consists of a number of evidence-based programmes, placing an emphasis on behaviour change. Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for diabetes and obesity for NHS England, said: “Living with…

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