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From validation to practice: transforming pathology with Aperio Solutions

Using Digital Pathology for Frozen Section Intraoperative Consultation in an NHS Multi-Hospital Trust INTRODUCTION  Pathology Departments today are faced with many challenges in regards to effectively handling their workflow. More pathologists and technologists are retiring, while demand for specialist  pathologists is increasing. Hospital laboratories are being forced to consolidate services and are seeking tools that can help them effectively provide …

NHS faces backlash over Cancer Drugs Fund treatments changes

NHS England announced this week a decision to reassess 42 drugs that are available as part of the Cancer Drugs Fund. The decision comes as a result of current spending expected to be £100m over the initial budget of £280m for this financial year. With the current system viewed as unsustainable, price caps have been brought in for the first time …

Private Cord Blood Banks vs Public Health: Is it Time to Bury the Hatchet?

Can private cord blood banks ever work in synergy with public and national health services? Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in stem cells, which can help to cure many life threatening diseases. The stem cells found in cord blood restore the function of the …