January 2021

UK’s largest rehabilitation hospital opens to NHS patients, with dedicated Long Covid service

19 January 2021

The new-build rehab hospital, Circle Rehabilitation, opens its doors to NHS patients across the Midlands this week. The 120-bed hospital has recently opened and will support the NHS in this time of crisis, delivering urgent specialist rehabilitation services, additional bed capacity to allow patients to continue their recovery.

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Learning from excellence in healthcare

18 January 2021

Learning from everyday work means learning from all activities regardless of the outcome. But when things go well, this is typically just gratefully accepted, without further investigation. ‘Learning from Excellence’ is changing this, as Adrian Plunkett and Emma Plunkett describe.

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Let’s talk about……. Genomic Testing

15 January 2021

'Let's Talk About... Genomic Testing' is a new series of six films, that has been developed to cover the key points healthcare professionals need to consider when discussing genomic testing with patients and their families.

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The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

13 January 2021

Individuals and organisations working across health, social care and the life sciences are being asked to share their perspective on the maturity of the AI landscape and feedback on the work of the NHS AI Lab.

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Birmingham research paves the way for new anti-fibrotic therapy for glaucoma

7 January 2021

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, have shown that a novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate, ILB® could play a key role in treating open angle glaucoma (OAG), a neurodegenerative disease that affects over 70 million people worldwide and causes irreversible blindness.

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New COVID-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

5 January 2021

University of Birmingham researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to under five, and delivers accurate results.

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