August 10 2018
Ambleside invited local people to step right up and experience its very own circus.
July 19 2018
Biomedical science is crucial when it comes to screening for diseases, identifying those caused by bacteria and viruses, and monitoring the effects of medication and other treatments.
Usually based in laboratories working in areas of diagnosis, screening, monitoring and research, biomedical scientists focus on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body, and carry out tests on tissue samples and fluids to help clinicians diagnose and treat human diseases.
Biomedical science is highly varied, practical and analytical work. It plays a vital role in the healthcare of patients, and is typically divided into four specialist areas:
Operating theatres, accident and emergency (A&E) and many other hospital departments simply couldn’t function without biomedical scientists. For example, in A&E, the blood sciences department will test emergency blood transfusions for blood groups and samples from patients who may have overdosed or had a heart attack.
Biomedical scientists investigate a range of medical conditions, including:
The theme for Biomedical Science Day 2018 is ‘at the heart of healthcare’ and aims to highlight how the role of biomedical science is central to a person’s healthcare throughout their lifetime. Every blood test, tissue biopsy, swab or other sample taken in hospital or at a GP’s practice will have been analysed by a biomedical science expert, and it’s their work that produces the data on which doctors, consultants and surgeons base their diagnoses to plan a patient’s treatment.
August 9 2018
A £5.8 million Whitstable care home has marked its latest construction milestone with the help of a special guest.
August 2 2018
St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre’s hospital director is giving advice on what to pack to ensure you stay well and have fun on holiday, wherever you are.