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New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients

People with Parkinson’s could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology.

The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care and led by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and the University of Plymouth, will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG®) as part of a new scheme to help them and a specialist team monitor their condition at home.

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University Hospitals Plymouth shortlisted in six categories at the Patient Experience Network National awards

Six projects from University Hospitals Plymouth were entered into the Patient Experience Network National (PENN) awards, which celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience. We’re delighted to announce that all six entries have been shortlisted.

The winners will be announced at the PENN awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 March at the Repertory Theatre in Birmingham. 

 

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Plymouth patients to be offered ‘sponge on a string' pill to test for food pipe cancer at their GP surgery

Dr Tim Bray

Beacon Medical Group is to become the first place in the South West to offer its patients the chance to take part in an innovative clinical trial investigating whether swallowing a special sponge can detect Barrett’s Oesophagus - a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal (food pipe) cancer.

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