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Press Releases


Press releases from October 2015


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Time to Cut the CRP

Welsh Medical Student Identifies Huge Cost Savings from Misleading Blood Test

Research by a local medical student has highlighted that some inappropriate blood tests could be costing the Welsh NHS annually over £80,000 in the assay alone, let alone the time needed to take the blood, interpret the results and review with the patient; the study has won him a prize by Britain’s oldest surgical Royal College. These cost saving …


The Bone Collector

Research Competition Awarded to Innovative Exeter Bone Research

Research by a young Exeter-based surgical trainee which could change the way anterior cruciate repair is undertaken in the UK was chosen as the winning paper at a prestigious local medical research competition. The research undertaken by Alasdair Barrie, 27, a year 1 surgical trainee currently based in Exeter, used data from the Exeter Bone Bank t…


Is the NHS Fattist

New research shows that policies on BMI before surgery are incorrectly rationing access

New research could be set to turn CCG and Health Board policy on its head. Currently, many overweight or obese patients needing hip or knee replacements are being refused surgery until they have lost weight. This new data has shown that even if a patient is obese, it has NO effect on the outcome of a hip or knee replacement. The study, presented b…


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