January 2016

Creative England opens West Midlands part of groundbreaking £1 million fund for digital innovation in healthcare

Creative England opens West Midlands part of groundbreaking £1 million fund for digital innovation in healthcare

27 January 2016

Creative England has announced the second part of the extension of its groundbreaking Interactive Healthcare Fund, pledging £1 million for digital companies outside of London to develop innovative healthcare technology and solutions. This £500,000 fund will offer investments of up to £50,000 to companies and is accepting applications now. Financed by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund and in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands AHSN and Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, the funds will support the development of web, mobile and tablet applications.

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Shops breaking rules by selling too much paracetamol, survey reveals

Shops breaking rules by selling too much paracetamol, survey reveals

22 January 2016

A West Midlands investigation has revealed worrying evidence that stores across the UK could be putting consumers at risk by selling dangerous amounts of aspirin and paracetamol – sparking calls for new laws. A ‘mystery shopper’ survey conducted by Keele University medical student Phill Molloy, supported by ten students volunteers, showed that non-pharmacy shops regularly broke UK regulations by selling larger-than-recommended quantities of the pills.

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West Midlands project to support patients with self-care published in prestigious journal

West Midlands project to support patients with self-care published in prestigious journal

14 January 2016

The work of a West Midlands project in helping NHS organisations to use technology enabled care services (TECS) to support people in looking after their own health has been recognised by publication in an esteemed journal. The article, “Implementing a Technology Enabled Care Service”, has been published this week in the British Journal of Healthcare Management. The article covers the learning from the year-long Advice and Interactive Messaging (AIM for Health Project), which was funded by NHS England via NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group.

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