exploring communication®

It’s in our DNA…

Find out more >>

256% increase in online reach for Bitdefender

Our award winning campaign
continues to deliver…

Find out more >>

26% share of voice helps Siemens shout louder

Med-tech PR demonstrates value 
of health innovation

Find out more >>

80% rise in Facebook reach for Ottobock

Increase in social media
footprint on all platforms

Find out more >>

Is your organisation getting the attention it deserves?

We build results
led campaigns…

Find out how >>

Today’s top health news

The BBC reports CT scans can triple the risk of children developing leukaemia and brain cancer. Despite a very small absolute risk, scientists called for greater efforts to ensure use of the 3D X-rays is justified. British-led scientists studied data on around 180,000 patients under the age of 22 who had CT scans at UK hospitals between 1985 and 2002. Their cancer rates were compared with those from the general population, reported in the UK National Health Service Registry. The results showed children younger than 15 would receive enough radiation from two to three head CT scans to triple their risk of developing brain cancer.

Accountancy firm PwC has won a £3.4m contract to help with the assessment and authorisation of prospective clinical commissioning groups, writes The HSJ. The contract was awarded by the NHS Commissioning Board, which will now review and make decisions about 212 CCGs before January next year. The board will hold visits, panel sessions, and review survey results in each CCG area, along with large amounts of documentation. It is likely the accountancy firm will advise on whether similar standards and approaches are being applied across the country.

RSS

More Healthcare Digest

Today’s top health news

More than 50 NHS institutions were paid a total of £1.2bn in bailouts in the last year, about double the amount spent a year earlier, reports the guardian. The Department of Health paid out in cash and loans to cover... Read more

Today’s top health news

A poll suggests almost half of GPs are struggling to spot the signs of cancer in children due to a lack of training, reports Scotsman.com. The survey of 1000 GPs, carried out for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, found a... Read more

Today’s top health news

The number of consultants working in A&E at the weekend is half of that in the week, reports The Independent. Following freedom of information requests, a report found that 50 NHS Trusts said there were 95 consultants working at weekends... Read more

Today’s top health news

Patients that frequently take antibiotics are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, reports Scotsman.com. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism revealed that people who were currently not diagnosed with diabetes may be more prone to infection and, as a... Read more

Today’s top health news

The Devon Clinical Commissioning Group did not break procurement regulations when selecting its preferred provider for a £100 million contract, reports HSJ.co.uk. Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, the provider which will lose the contract, claimed the CCG’s selection was not competitive,... Read more