Axonics Modulation Technologies (NSDQ:AXNX) announced today that NICE suggested using its r-SNM system in the UK. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) offers evidence-based guidance to the UK and, in guidance published last week, it recommended Axonics’ sacral neuromodulation (SNM) system for treating refractory overactive bladder for the country’s National Health Service (NHS). […]
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The UK’s NHS is looking to spend $26.7 million (GBP £20 million) to reinforce its central cybersecurity unit with “ethical hackers”, as it aims to bolster its protection from future attacks on its health services systems, according to a The Times UK report. The new additions will reportedly monitor for emerging threats and work alongside […]
A group of UK hospitals are receiving $27.3 million (£21 million) to improve their cybersecurity in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred earlier this year and shut down a number of healthcare systems, according to a Guardian report. UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the extra money was pledged to try and […]
The U.K.’s National Health Service is using technology originally developed for McLaren’s Formula One team for its drivers to monitor pediatric patients, according to The Telegraph. The technology, which continuously monitors heart rate, breathing rate and oxygen levels, is being tested at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital as part of the real-time adaptive and predictive indicator […]
Regulators in the U.K. are reportedly poised to ban the use of metal-on-metal hip implants after finding unacceptably high rates of failure in a review of 17,000 cases.
The proposed ban, which would affect hospitals in the U.K.’s National Health Service, follows a review by the country’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence that found failure rates as high as 43% for some of the implants, The Telegraph reported.