Monthly Archive:: May 2016

Further update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

Reading Time: 2 minutesPrEP is a way of using anti-retroviral drugs – usually used for treating people with diagnosed HIV-  to stop viral transmission. Evidence of effectiveness is strongest for men who do not use condoms in sex with multiple male partners. On 21 March 2016, a statement was placed

Challenge Prize cash supporting GP surgery to fight antibiotic resistance

Reading Time: 3 minutesA GP surgery is leading the way in the fight against antibiotic resistance with simple tests that dramatically reduce unnecessary prescribing. Attenborough Surgery in Bushey, Hertfordshire, was awarded £10,000 “acorn” funding in the 2015/16 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes to further develop its system of point-of-care fingerprick

Cells Engineered from Muscular Dystrophy Patients Offer Clues to Variations in Symptoms

Reading Time: 5 minutesA myotube (red) formed from the fusion of multiple myoblasts generated from human embryonic stem cells. Nuclei marked in blue. Courtesy Cell Press Share Fast Facts Lab-grown muscle cells mimic Duchenne muscular dystrophy. – Click to Tweet New cells may shed light on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Delivering what matters most to people – Jo Fitzgerald

Reading Time: 1 minutesAs the Personal Health Budgets team welcomes applications from patients and families to join the Peer Leadership Academy for 2016-17, NHS England’s Lived Experience Lead explains the importance of embedding co-production into national initiatives to give people more choice and control over their care: Since last

Peer Leadership Academy opens for applications

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England’s Personal Health Budget Team and the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme are currently welcoming applications from patients, carers and families to join their Peer Leadership Academy for 2016/17. Run in conjunction with Peoplehub, the academy will provide an opportunity for people who have experience of

Tackling capacity constraints in the trans pathway – Matthew Mills

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is doing some impressive work in coordinating national efforts to address capacity issues in the trans pathway. Here the college’s National Advisor in Transgender Voice tells us more:  Speech and Language Therapists aim to support trans and non-binary

People with a learning disability have a key role – Dr Julie Higgins

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England’s Director of Transformation – Learning Disabilities, gives her latest update on NHS England’s work to transform care for people with a learning disability: Getting things right for people with a learning disability and/or autism isn’t just about the services which are specifically for them

NHS England establishes national service to treat rare kidney condition aHUS

Reading Time: 2 minutesNHS England has today announced that a collaboration between Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University has been awarded a contract to oversee the treatment of patients with aHUS, a rare, progressive condition which can lead to renal failure. Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

21 JOHNS HOPKINS RESEARCHERS AWARDED GRANTS FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis year, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission awarded 21 of its 26 grants to Johns Hopkins researchers. The grants will support projects contributing to cures for a wide range of debilitating diseases and conditions, including heart failure, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia,

19 JOHNS HOPKINS RESEARCHERS AWARDED GRANTS FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis year, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission awarded 19 of its 26 grants to Johns Hopkins researchers. The grants will support projects contributing to cures for a wide range of debilitating diseases and conditions, including heart failure, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia,