NHS trials Isles of Scilly emergency drone deliveries

NHS trials Isles of Scilly emergency drone deliveries

Preparations are underway to supplement the existing NHS medical supply chains between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which could be vulnerable to disruption in the event of a second wave of COVID19. A consortia led by DronePrep has successfully been awarded €200,000 via the Government’s Emergency CV19 Future Flight Fund to fast-track plans to establish a UAV/Drone Emergency Medical Airbridge...

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Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use

Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use

A maternity triage system developed by clinicians and researchers from the West Midlands has launched training online for the first time, becoming readily available to maternity teams across the UK. Midwives, obstetricians, and doctors across the NHS can now access the Birmingham Symptom-specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS) programme and training materials online for free via...

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Darwin Group completes final phase of Welsh COVID-19 ward

Darwin Group completes final phase of Welsh COVID-19 ward

Modular construction specialist Darwin Group has handed over the keys to the brand-new Lakeside Wing at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, after working 24/7 through lockdown to complete the second and final phase of construction works ahead of schedule. Delivering an additional 234 beds, the completion of the Southern wing of the site brings the total capacity of the modular...

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West Midlands health and social care teams awarded innovation and improvement funding

West Midlands health and social care teams awarded innovation and improvement funding

Six health and social care teams from across the West Midlands have been awarded up to £10,000 in funding from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). The Safety Innovation and Improvement Fund will provide each team with funding to support the spread or adoption of an innovation or improvement resulting in improvements for patients and service users. Successful projects that...

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App designed to help reduce hospital admissions in Midlands

App designed to help reduce hospital admissions in Midlands

A digital remote care solution including a mobile phone App is being used by Dudley CCG to help improve the care of patients at home with COVID. The app developed by Norwegian medical software company, Dignio, is helping patients stay at home safely and so avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital as well as alerting clinical staff of patients more seriously ill who need prompt admission....

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