Monthly Archives: January 2015

Conference report: SAPC London & the South East Regional Meeting

Well, I always think of SAPC at Madingley Hall as a cosy sort of conference, and it felt even cosier this year surrounded by ice and snow. It’s friendly, too. By the second day, I noticed a distinct increase in nods of hello and recognition between delegates, potentially the result of a lively night at …read more

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Understanding user interactions with the artificial pancreas

The ‘artificial pancreas’ is a new treatment for diabetes which allows for the automatic control of blood glucose levels by replicating some of the functions of a healthy pancreas. The system wirelessly links together a set of devices – a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and insulin pump, both body-mounted, and a tablet-mounted algorithm – in …read more

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Does Hinchingbrooke spell the end for privately run NHS hospitals?

Well, it doesn’t look good, does it? The private sector comes in with a flourish and then when the financial going gets tough and they’re about to get a dressing down on quality, Circle just walks away. However, the reality is a bit more complex than that. This hospital has struggled financially for years. For …read more

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