DNA Editing

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions?

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions? It can’t have escaped your notice that in the past few days the latest development in DNA editing has featured heavily in the media as news emerged of scientists from the USA and South Korea successfully removing a piece of faulty DNA from an embryo. Not untypically, the[…]

Using CKD lab results

Researchers at Manchester University are running a study to improve how CKD patients view and use their lab results online.  Initially the study is looking for patients from Salford Royal or Manchester Royal who have been transplanted for at least one year.  Checkout the poster below for details.  There are links below the poster for[…]

Shared Decision Making for kidney patients

With many thanks to Kate McNulty for allowing us to share this video.  Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a useful resource to identify your options when you’re approaching the point where you need to decide which type of dialysis is most suitable for you.  It will also help you talk in greater detail to your[…]

Information sharing and where it goes wrong

I sometimes struggle for ideas for my blogs and often find that reading the blogs of others sparks an idea in my head.  This blog is based on comments I made to Anne Cooper (@anniecoops) about her recent musings on Information Governance and her assertion that the processes involved in capturing personal data aren’t always[…]

CKD Lab Results Research

  Stuart Powell and I attended an initial meeting with Lamiece Hassan and Paolo Fraccaro at the Health eReseach Centre (HeRC) in Manchester on Friday morning to discuss Paolo’s study into how best to present lab results to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.  Following a brief introductory chat Paolo gave a short presentation on the[…]

Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine

Personalised medicine is one of the current buzz phrases knocking around the healthcare community.  It is high tech, innovative and smart.  People speak about it in an excited way as the next big step for medicine in the 21st century. Personalised medicine is jargon for the development and use of medicines targeted to the individuals[…]

GMKIN Registration and Blogging process

I recently created a document (see link below) which gives a step by step overview of registering on the GMKIN website and also how to create your own blogs.  If you’re already registered on the GMKIN website then simply login and proceed to the section of the attached document about creating you own blog.  […]

Healthcare and Technology: A Brave New World?

When technology giants Apple and Google begin acquiring companies that have developed healthcare applications or equipment you know that mobile healthcare is a growing business. It is predicted that the next version of Apple’s IOS mobile operating system will come with built-in apps focused on measuring and improving our health while Google has already demonstrated[…]

Tripadvisor type service for the NHS

According to this article http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/28/nhs-launch-tripadvisor-style-website?CMP=twt_gu the government intend to introduce a Tripadvisor type service to the NHS having trialled it for several months in parts of London and the north-east. In the past I’ve had reason to both complain about and praise the care I’ve received within the NHS and have done so either directly[…]