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Royal College of Physicians transfers IQIPS scheme to United Kingdom Accreditation Service
  • 30
    Mar

Royal College of Physicians transfers IQIPS scheme to United Kingdom Accreditation Service

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has announced it will no longer host the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) scheme. The RCP has been hosting the programme since 2012 and will now hand over management of the programme to...

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BSHAA working with regulator to address concerns of the sale of hearing aids online
  • 21
    Mar

BSHAA working with regulator to address concerns of the sale of hearing aids online

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) has advised several members have challenged recent adverts for sale of hearing aids without the usual direct clinical assessment of an individual’s need for support. BSHAA has released the statement below: We...

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Calls to protect bandwidth frequency used by hearing instruments
  • 15
    Feb

Calls to protect bandwidth frequency used by hearing instruments

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has issued a warning that the bandwidth used by hearing instruments could be compromised due to competition from smartphone and tablet companies. BIHIMA has called on politicians and regulators to protect the...

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World Health Organisation – Hearing Loss Update
  • 14
    Feb

World Health Organisation – Hearing Loss Update

The World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its Deafness and Hearing Loss factsheet on 9 February, stating that unaddressed hearing loss “poses an annual global cost of 750 billion international dollars”, and adding, “interventions to prevent, identify and address hearing loss...

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Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges
  • 30
    Sep

Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges

The Department of Health has outlined its new vision and strategy for nurses working to support people with dementia, including hearing health assessments The Department for Health has this week released an updated version of its vision and strategy for...

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NHS England – Conflicts of Interests Update
  • 28
    Jul

NHS England – Conflicts of Interests Update

 NHS England has continued to update their conflict of interest policies [caption id="attachment_5195" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sir Malcolm Grant[/caption] NHS England has continued to develop its conflicts of interest policies.  NHS England Chairman Sir Malcom Grant has blogged this week about...

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