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NICE renews Manchester partnership to improve region’s health through data and tech

NICE has renewed a partnership with organisations in Greater Manchester to help improve the overall health of the region’s population. The organisation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Health Innovation Manchester and the University of Manchester, setting out a shared commitment to improving the health of the population through research and informing health policy and…

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Digital chest drain system could save NHS £8.5M

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued medical technology guidance recommending Medela’s Thopaz+ for managing chest drains. Thopaz+ is a portable chest drain and digital monitoring system that applies negative pressure as needed and continuously monitors air leakage and fluid drainage. NICE states that the device should be considered for people…

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Technology can beat sepsis, but it needs to be smart

By Sean Benson, vice president and general manager of Specialized Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health Sepsis kills more than 44,000 people annually in the UK, a shocking figure that is more than the total number of combined deaths from breast, bowel and prostate cancer. The potentially life-threatening condition, also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is…

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