Dr Zia Din with Tracy Scriven

NHS trust gets new cyber security system to improve safety and save time

One of the largest hospitals in the West Midlands with one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country has signed up to an innovative new security system to improve patient safety. Bosses at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Stoke University Hospital, in Stoke-on-Trent, and the County Hospital, in Stafford, say the new security measures will improve safety and bring peace of mind for staff and patients, by reducing the impact of a cyber-attack. The Trust has linked up with M8 Solutions to have the Ordr Systems Control Engine implemented. It means that …

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Coast-to-coast trek will raise thousands for Acorns in memory of Tiffany

A nurse and businesswoman is preparing to walk from coast to coast via Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Acorns Hospice in memory of a little girl who died aged just three. Michele Ibbs is raising money to pay for five heart and oxygen monitors which will enable children to spend time away from the hospice, either at home or out on day trips. Michele, from Westcroft, near Wolverhampton, said: “Sometimes these children can’t be nursed at home because their oxygen levels need to be monitored. The monitors mean they can spend time at home and on day trips. “As …

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Dad’s mission to help families get immediate health advice

A dad fed up of wasted trips to A&E and long waits for doctors to see his young daughter has launched a new online GP service. Andrew Bretherton launched Quick Doctors as an option for families who need immediate medical reassurance. He also wanted to offer an alternative service for those who didn’t want to add to their GP’s workload during the Covid crisis. It followed reports that people were sometimes putting off seeing a doctor to avoid bothering them, potentially delaying diagnosis and treatment for serious conditions. “We are not trying to replace the GP service, but we wanted …

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