Press release: Funding boost for artificial intelligence in NHS to speed up diagnosis of deadly diseases

Extra 50 million investment in diagnostic centres of excellence which will develop artificial intelligence to diagnose disease Centres will boost diagnostic capabilities, improve outcomes for millions of patients, and free up NHS staff time Funding will support our long-term response to COVID-19 as part of government commitment to detect three-quarters of cancers at an early stage by 2028Patients will benefit from major improvements in technology to speed up the diagnosis of deadly diseases like cancer thanks to further investment in the use of artificial intelligence across the NHS.A 50 million funding boost will scale up the work of existing Digital Pathology and Imaging Artificial Intelligence Centres of Excellence,…

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Press release: Funding boost for artificial intelligence in NHS to speed up diagnosis of deadly diseases

Extra 50 million investment in diagnostic centres of excellence which will develop artificial intelligence to diagnose disease Centres will boost diagnostic capabilities, improve outcomes for millions of patients, and free up NHS staff time Funding will support our long-term response to COVID-19 as part of government commitment to detect three-quarters of cancers at an early stage by 2028Patients will benefit from major improvements in technology to speed up the diagnosis of deadly diseases like cancer thanks to further investment in the use of artificial intelligence across the NHS.A 50 million funding boost will scale up the work of existing Digital Pathology and Imaging Artificial Intelligence Centres of Excellence,…

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Guidance: Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks

Department Of Health Details This document sets out how NHS Test and Trace and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) will work with local authorities, Public Health England (PHE) and the public to contain and manage local COVID-19 outbreaks. Published 17 July 2020 Last updated 28 August 2020 +show all updates 28 August 2020Added annex 3: information on tiers of national restriction for education and childcare. 7 August 2020Removed reference to the powers Food Safety Act (1990) section 12 and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2996) [Regulation 8] from annex 2, which can only be used in respect of food safety issues. 17 July 2020First…

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Guidance: DHSC non-executive appointments | GovWire News

Department Of Health Details Details about appointments made to the departments public bodies and expert committees.For further information on non-executive appointments please contact the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) at: appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.ukDHSCs Public Bodies include:Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards British Pharmacopoeia Commission Care Quality Commission Commission on Human Medicines Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment Food Standards Agency Health Education England Health Research Authority Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Human Tissue Authority Independent Reconfiguration Panel Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Business…

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Restrictions lifted in parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire

Positive progress means 2 households can mix again in areas including Bolton, Stockport, Trafford, Hyndburn and Burnley Some improvements in Leicester, with current restrictions remaining in place for a further 2 weeks as cases remain highFollowing discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed this weeks changes to local restrictions in some parts of England.From Wednesday 2 September restrictions on 2 households mixing introduced last month will be lifted in:Bolton Stockport Trafford Burnley Hyndburn parts of Bradford excluding Bradford city and Keighley town parts of Calderdale excluding Halifax…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.See the guidance below on testing for care home residents and workers.Employer referral for essential workersEmployers can refer essential workers for testing if they are self-isolating because either they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms.They can do this by uploading the names and contact details of self-isolating essential workers to the secure employer referral portal.Referred essential workers will then receive a…

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Press release: New measures to support development of safe COVID-19 vaccines for UK

Measures will allow UK-wide rollout of vaccine to save lives and bring pandemic to an end Proposals to bolster safeguards and improve access to protect the public ahead of the winter COVID-19 vaccines will only be given to UK patients if proven to be safe and effectiveA raft of measures to allow the safe future mass rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine have been outlined by the government today (Friday 28 August).The new rules and safeguards will strengthen the UKs ability to successfully deploy a UK-wide vaccination programme, which will be crucial in saving lives and bringing the current pandemic to an end.The measures include:reinforced safeguards to support the…

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Open consultation: Distributing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and flu

The UK government, with the Minister of Health in Northern Ireland, is seeking views on proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulations 2012.The consultation covers:authorising temporary supply of an unlicensed product civil liability and immunity expanding the workforce eligible to administer vaccinations promoting vaccines making provisions for wholesale dealing of vaccines Source link

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Detailed guide: NHS Test and Trace: how it works

The NHS Test and Trace service:ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virusWe are introducing this service to help return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care. The service will allow us to trace the spread of the…

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