exploring communication®

It’s in our DNA…

Find out more >>

169% 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

The Independent reports, leading experts believe lung cancer will overtake breast cancer as the biggest cancer killer among women within the next few years. Overall, cancer deaths have reduced by 26 per cent among men and by 20 per cent... Read more

Today’s top health news

A new technique has been developed by researchers which has cured genetic liver disease in living, adult mice for first time using a genome-editing technique that could soon be used on humans, reports dailymail.co.uk. The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)... Read more

Today’s top health news

UK.reuters.com reports, according to a new study, women whose mammograms suggest give a false-positives and suggest possible breast cancer, when in reality no cancer exists, experience slightly increased anxiety, but that doesn’t necessarily affect their overall health as previously believed.... Read more

Today’s top health news

Simon Watson, Director at Spectralink believes smartphone technology could help nurses spend more time with patients and improve the quality of healthcare on the NHS, reports The Guardian. With £70m of the Nursing Technology Fund still available, it is thought... Read more

Today’s top health news

Hospital trials in Belgium have shown PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, reports The Guardian. Doctors believe they have found a way to assess whether patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury are... Read more