Get Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving

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In recognition of 'Older People's day' a Consultant in Elderly Care at Royal Stoke University Hospital is urging older people to 'Get Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving'. Dr Amit Arora and his team are launching an initiative to try to stop older people becoming deconditioned in hospital or after their discharge. For every 10 days of bed rest in hospital, the equivalent of 10 years of muscle ageing occurs in people over 80-years-old.

More accurate cervical cancer diagnosis at UHNM

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University Hospitals of North Midlands have introduced a pioneering new technology designed to improve the speed and accuracy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix. UHNM have adopted an innovative cervical cancer diagnostic system called ZedScan™ at the gynaecology departments at both Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital. Its aim is to offer a more accurate diagnosis for women who are at risk of cervical cancer.

Community NHS Trust shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Research Impact award

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Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been shortlisted in the Clinical Research Impact category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for the second year running.

This year’s shortlisting is in recognition of the work undertaken by the Trust’s Research Delivery Unit in creating a research programme designed to raise the profile of research across the organisation and improve quality of care.

Stoke and North Staffordshire leading the way in hi-tech help for patients

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Health services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are logging on to the latest in digital technology to support people to stay fit and well – and are encouraging patients to use the hi-tech help on offer to look after themselves.

Using text messages, social media, digital images and phone apps, Staffordshire medics are pioneering the use of technology to help monitor and treat long-term conditions and to offer advice and support to patients - innovations which are being taken up across the UK and beyond.

UHNM research hits the headlines

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A new link between pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and the development of diabetes later in life has been identified through research undertaken at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM), and has been published this month in the prestigious journal, Diabetologia.