The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (06-13/03)
  • Posted on: 13/03/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (06-13/03)

Scientists use genetic codes to track potential Coronavirus spread, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Innovative Trials partner up to tackle patient diversity in cancer clinical trials, and a second patient with HIV has been cured after receiving a stem cell transplant.

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Optimising health data in the UK

Maximising the UK’s potential as a leader in health data “is non-negotiable” – but how do we do so within the framework of disparate sources and multiple accountable organisations, all while maintaining public trust?

Coronavirus: Scientists use genetic code to track UK spread

Scientists are analysing the unique genetic code of individual samples from infected patients to track how the coronavirus is spreading across the UK.

Tackling patient diversity in cancer clinical trials

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Innovative Trials have announced a pioneering partnership to tackle the issue of patient diversity in cancer clinical trials and help speed up research so that effective treatments come to market faster.

Coronavirus: NHS to ramp up testing capacity

With the number of UK coronavirus cases set to rise, NHS England says it is scaling up its capacity for testing people for the infection.

Stem cell transplant eradicates HIV in second patient

A second man with HIV has been cured of the infection after receiving a transplant of stem cells from a donor who has an HIV resistance mutation.

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