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Funding for smart technologies to manage asthma, the risk factors for Long Covid and protective mouthwash – this week’s Friday Five

Launch of asthma fund to support the development of new life-changing technologies The Asthma Technology Fund has been created by Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation alongside the National Institute for Health Research and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The £3m fund aims to create innovative and life-changing technology for 5.4 million people…

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The CQC State of Care report, Covid-19 reinfections and the protective blood type – this week’s Friday Five

CQC State of Care report: Covid-19 has increased collaboration among health and care services, highlighted inequalities and left non-Covid patients behind The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England, which analyses the quality of care over the past year has highlighted the huge change that Covid-19…

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Health Investor awards – let’s hear it for communications!

Having been shortlisted for HealthInvestor’s Strategic Consultants of the Year, we find out this week if we are the winners of this coveted accolade. This is a first for us – and also for Health Investor. Health Investor and its community promote the importance of private sector firms and their contribution to improving patient care…

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What is the cost of outpatient appointments?

Face-to-face outpatient appointments require patients to take time off work, travel and organise childcare. This all has a cost to the economy. Earlier this year we sought to calculate the impact on productivity of outpatient appointments by looking at the time working people needed to take off work, and also the cost to the NHS…