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UK USAScience Minister Sam Gyimah MP met with leading academics and tech disruptors in Boston, Houston and Washington DC to announce a further research partnership in medical technology, and learn from the industry.

He also revealed plans to embark on a further fact-finding mission to Texas in November, accompanied with academics and business representatives from the UK’s life sciences sector. The party will set meetings with American colleagues, and “seek out opportunities for global innovation” by exploring how the UK can more easily infiltrate US markets.

“Science has no borders. By collaborating with our US colleagues, we are pooling our power to find the answers to the biggest science questions of today and making the most of the inventions of tomorrow,” Gyimah said.

NHS : Listening to the frontlineProfessor Wendy Reid, executive director of education & quality and national medical director at Health Education England (HEE), shares insight into the work of her organisation and explores the ways in which we must prepare the NHS for its next 70 years.

Workforce retention and rota gaps are two of the most significant issues impacting upon the delivery of excellent care across the NHS. At HEE, we have heard this loud and clear. We are listening to doctors in training and know that there are a number of things we can do to help improve their working lives. In turn, this will help trusts address their workforce challenges by encouraging more people to become doctors and remain in medicine.

Our work on Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives, which is inspired by doctors in training and has their voice as its key driver, is a vital element in ensuring that we have a highly skilled, highly motivated medical workforce, providing high-quality patient care and experience.

smartphone apps for healthMatt Hancock has told Newsbeat there is "loads to do on that area" when asked if they would help the NHS. There needs to be more use of apps in the National Health Service, the new health secretary says.

He was speaking as he gave more details of the government's plans to transform children and young people's mental health services.

The 39-year-old became the first MP to launch an app in his previous job as culture secretary. "One of the things I've done in different parts of government is make sure that it's more tech savvy and digital," he told Newsbeat. "The NHS needs to be more convenient for you, but also to help clinicians so that doctors' and nurses' lives are easier.

Hermed AvensysOn Wednesday 6th June 2018, Avensys UK Ltd was acquired by HERMED Technische Beratung GmbH.

Established in 2007, Avensys UK Ltd has grown at a fast pace, generating sales during 2017 of approximately £7 million, and today has 128 employees across the UK. Avensys has been active exclusively in the UK healthcare market in bio-medical technology management, with a focus on the acute sector, for 11 years.

HERMED belongs to the VAMED Group, a leading international healthcare provider based in Vienna.


UK Space Agency

Up to £4 million available for as many as four applications of technology originally designed for space that could improve NHS treatment. A search for hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year is underway with up to £4 million from the UK Space Agency.

In the joint initiative with NHS England, Innovators will bid for money to turn technology originally designed for space, from exploration to satellite communications, into medical applications that improve NHS treatment and care.

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens outlined four challenges in his speech to the NHS Confederation conference earlier this month:

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