NI members win award

IBMS members were among the award winners at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards for Northern Ireland.

North East regional gala

The IBMS hosted the North East region gala dinner and awards ceremony in October.

Fab Change Week

The IBMS took part in Fab Change Week 2017, which was held in November.

Under the microscope: glyphosate

What is glyphosate?

Do people know what atrial fibrillation is?

The average, from a cohort of 6,312 respondents, was 48%, which is lower than the awareness of other thrombotic and non-thrombotic disorders, except deep vein thrombosis. 

Genomics uncovers MRSA outbreaks

It has provided snapshots of the transmission during suspected outbreaks in isolated hospital wards. 

POCT blood tests for GPs

Seven GP practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale have been testing the new scheme over 12 months.

Early cancer diagnosis study

It is the first time researchers have been able to show whether NHS patients received surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, alone or in combination, linked with their cancer stage.

CCGs not offering three IVF cycles

New figures reveal that of 208 CCGs in England, only 24 meet national guidelines, and seven offer no treatment at all.

"HIV vaccine design shows promise"

It has been tested in an animal model and it is hoped that the molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine.

Biomedical scientists to supply medicines?

NHS England is leading the project and will be working closely with the IBMS and other key stakeholders to explore this proposal.