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NHS England to streamline research processes

NHS England takes steps to accelerate access to innovation

Now Healthcare Group opens £1.5m tele-pharmacy in Liverpool, eyes global expansion

A new tele-pharmacy 'super-hub' is set to help people living with chronic conditions and create 30 new jobs in Liverpool...

Cambridge-based Healthera raises £3m in Series A round to accelerate expansion

Cambridge-based company raises funding to drive growth after connecting more than 800 pharmacies and GPs since the commercial launch of its platform.

Alder Hey Children's Hospital to introduce holograms in operating theatres

Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will deploy Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headsets and develop a new app to improve access to information in partnership with Black Marble...

Tech companies urged to address rising concerns about the impact of social media

As statistics show that teenagers spend an average of 18 hours a week on their phones, the government is urging tech firms to tackle increasing concerns about the impact of social media on mental health.

snap40 plans to double headcount after raising $8m in seed funding

Edinburgh-based digital health company plans to accelerate its expansion both in the US and the UK after raising $8m (£6.1m) in funding.

Munich-based start-up launches new AI app in the UK proven to reduce back pain by 40%

German start-up Kaia Health launches a new app in the UK that uses AI to tailor treatment programmes tackling low back pain.

Healthy.io secures FDA clearance for smartphone camera-based home urine test

Startup secures FDA clearance in the US for home-based urinalysis kit that is currently available in the UK through a 'virtual renal clinic' launched by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust...

More apps should be used in the NHS, says new health secretary

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock reaffirms his commitment to improve the use of technology in the NHS.

Virtual Centre rated as ‘outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has inspected a Virtual Centre in Birmingham that offers telephone and video consultations and a new app allowing patients to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access their medical records.

Mental health apps can lead to over-diagnosis, new study says

A new study looking at the use of mental health apps from the UK, US, Canada, and Australia finds that they could lead to the over-diagnosing of mental illness and prevent individuals in need of help from reaching out.

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