InHealth’s new Community Health Clinic in Romford

InHealth has added a further multi-service, new Community Health Clinic in Romford, officially opened by the Mayor of Havering, Cllr. Linda Van den Hende.

The clinic will provide the local boroughs of Barking, Havering and Redbridge with direct to test endoscopy services, and a state-of-the-art, patient centred, community Breast Assessment Clinic delivering a triple assessment of imaging, clinical examination and biopsy.   It also houses a histopathology laboratory utilising a digital pathology platform for the highest quality and fast turnaround times and with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced, modern surroundings it also offers the best working environment for staff.

We are extremely proud of this new facility which creates the opportunity to provide greater access to tests, shorter waiting times and improved clinical outcomes for patients.

InHealth at the 2017 Diagnostic Bootcamp

This year’s Diagnostic Bootcamp welcomed 400 leaders from the UK diagnostics community. As platinum sponsors, InHealth were delighted support this important networking event held at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

The busy conference featured presentations from experts showcasing best practice across oncology diagnosis, pathology and radiology.

InHealth’s own speakers covered a range of topical issues, including how emerging technologies can be leveraged to reduce turnaround times, the role endoscopy can play in the early detection of cancer, how reporting quality metrics can improve performance in community diagnostics, patient safety in MRI, and improving reporting times in cancer pathways.

In addition to the conference, there were many networking opportunities including a black tie dinner.  It was great to catch up with so many InHealth customers!

How do you solve a problem like reporting?

InHealth Radiographer Reporting – Study Evening, Wednesday 18th October

Diagnostic Image Interpretation in the UK is arguably at its most challenging point.  Capacity is in very short supply and demand is continuously increasing, far outpacing the rate at which the sector can train or employ new recruits.

So how do you solve a problem like reporting?

InHealth Radiographer Reporting hosted a study evening attempting to answer this question from the perspective of leading experts in this profession.  Speakers presented on a variety of topics to a packed-out room of delegates on the challenges surrounding radiographer reporting and how we can overcome these.

The CPD accredited event was chaired by Nick Woznitza, (Clinical Academic Radiographer from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Canterbury Christ Church University), with presentations from Professor Bev Snaith (Consultant Radiographer, Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Bradford), Dr Susan Kearney (Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals), Dr Marlon Morais (GP Partner, Manchester Road GP Surgery), Professor Nigel Thomas Consultant (MSK Radiologist, University of Salford) and Dr Amanda Martin (Lead Radiographer, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

The aim of the evening was to inspire those looking to invoke a positive change in mindset within their department, leading to a positive change in practice.  Delegates were encouraged to share their comments which sparked a healthy debate about their own challenges and experiences.

Free of charge for all those who attended, with donations received for the Funding Neuro Charity, the event was very well-received with many coming away feeling positive and inspired about the future of Diagnostic Image Reporting.

Thank you to everyone who attended the evening.  The next event will take place in January.

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InHealth Supports Second Hope

InHealth’s chosen charity for 2017 is Second Hope. This charity provides support to people specifically living with advanced breast cancer. Second Hope was founded by Julie Phillips, a relative of one of InHealth’s team.

Julie sadly passed away in September 2015 following a long battle with breast cancer that began in 2008. She worked incredibly hard to establish the charity before she passed away, but unfortunately, she missed the official launch date by a matter of days. Even on the day she passed away she was still sending e-mails to ensure things were getting done.

Today, the charity is run purely by volunteers, which means that all donations received go to fulfil their charitable aims and objectives, not to pay salaries or expensive overheads. The volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds to help many people who are either suffering from advanced breast cancer themselves, or supporting their families and friends.
Second Hope has four main objectives:

  • To raise awareness and increase knowledge of advanced breast cancer
  • To support and empower those diagnosed with and living with advanced breast cancer
  • To campaign on behalf of those affected by advanced breast cancer
  • To fund research into advanced breast cancer

Our objective is to raise £20,000 for Second Hope. We feel that this is a very worthy cause, aligned with our focus on making healthcare better for patients, but it is also particularly poignant as we have staff and family members who are personally affected by cancer.