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Savings through quick adoption of new diagnostic techniques

Savings through quick adoption of new diagnostic techniques

Research commissioned by Innovate UK and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) reveals that the NHS could save over £6.9 billion in five years through the quick adoption of new diagnostic tests as they come to the market. In turn, these savings could help tackle the annual NHS shortfall, widely expected to reach £20 billion by 2022. Patients would benefit from three new tests, for heart attack, pre-eclampsia and inflammatory bowel disease, by reducing unnecessary procedures and medication while delivering significant NHS savings.

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Forward-thinking software and instrumentation transform NHS pathology services

Forward-thinking software and instrumentation transform NHS pathology services

The need to share, analyse and compare data across numerous laboratories is becoming more relevant as plans for larger NHS pathology networks unfold. Here, North West London Pathology and Stago illustrate how this can be facilitated.

Rapid diagnosis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile using a novel LAMP technology

Rapid diagnosis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile using a novel LAMP technology

The identification of C. difficile carriers who have the potential to produce toxin can take up to four days, delaying patient isolation and increasing the chance of nosocomial spread of infection. Here, Laura Nottle considers the performance and benefits of a tcdB gene detection assay.

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