• 20 minutes could save your life

    April 11, 2017

    A 20-minute NHS health check could save your life. That’s the message from Buckinghamshire County Council to residents over 40 to encourage them to visit their doctor for a free health ‘MOT’. Public Health Director Jane O’Grady said the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke increases over the age of 40, and […]

  • Innovation centre funds boost

    February 23, 2017

    A new innovation centre in Buckinghamshire is on track to open later this year following a successful bid for funds. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed to provide £1.3m in capital funds to the Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre. The innovation centre will have bases at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Bucks New University […]

  • Cervical cancer – get checked

    January 20, 2017

    Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable, thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However, statistics show that the number of women aged […]

  • Healthy state of affairs as Bucks is ranked one of the top performers

    May 30, 2015

    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has been ranked as one of the UK’s top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of more than 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. Collecting the award on behalf of the trust […]

  • Just what the doctor ordered as £500,000 is invested in healthcare technology

    August 9, 2014

    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has invested almost £500,000 into providing the latest technology to support faster and more efficient imaging across the county. Each year, the trust carries out more than 90,000 ultrasound examinations, a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as […]