Helen Walker

Helen Walker obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our friend and colleague Helen Walker (nee Rouse), who passed away after a short battle with cancer on 25 October 2017.


IBMS regional AGM

The IBMS West Midlands Region and Birmingham Branch is holding its annual general meeting this month.

Doctor using iPad

A digital-ready workforce

The IBMS is encouraging members to share their views and help build the digital-ready workforce of the future.


Awards nominations now open

The awards aim to recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives.

Alison Geddis

New President takes the reins

She began her two-year term of office on 1 January, having taken over from the outgoing President Ian Sturdgess, who said: “I am really excited for Alison taking over the reins and I hope

Under the microscope: Shutterstock

Under the microscope: the Mozart effect

What is the Mozart effect?

Booking doctors appointment on an iPad

Evening and weekend GP appointments

An extra 75,000 routine appointments a month will be available in the capital, as part of an NHS England scheme.

Blood transfusion

Blood cancer trial participants

Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found significant gaps in participation among those aged 75 and older, when considered against the incidence of these malignanci

Huntingdon's disease brain scan

Huntington’s disease breakthrough

It also successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system, results show.

NI members win award

IBMS Fellow Ian Clarke, Elaine Donald-Magill, Yvonne Cole and Valerie Hinch from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Antrim, won the award for Transforming the Workforce, for the

North East regional gala

More than 60 guests attended, including IBMS President Ian Sturdgess and IBMS CEO Jill Rodney.