2019 October

NHS Trust implements messaging tool to share patient information

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has rolled out a clinical messaging solution to provide a way to share information about patients without using WhatsApp. Darren Lui, spinal and orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital who led the roll-out of the technology said: “Instant communication amongst healthcare professionals is essential for modern healthcare practice […]

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Sheffield professor urges dentists to ditch single-use plastic

A chemistry professor is working with dentists in Yorkshire to cut down on the amount of single-use plastic used during appointments. Tony Ryan, a professor of polymer chemistry at the University of Sheffield, has worked with plastics all his life and is leading a research project looking at how dentists could make better use of […]

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First reusable, propellant-free inhaler launched to cut plastic waste

The first reusable, propellant-free inhaler is now available for patients with asthma and COPD, in line with NHS plans to reduce its carbon footprint and plastic waste. The inhaler can be used with up to six refill cartridges that are replaced each time the medicine runs out, rather than patients being given six disposable inhalers […]

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