St. John Ambulance receives £500 donation through ID Medical
Written by Caryn Cooper
St John Ambulance has received a £500 cash boost thanks to a Christmas donation initiative by leading multi-discipline healthcare recruiter, ID Medical.
The Milton Keynes-based company invited its clients, candidates as well as the online social community to vote for one of five phenomenal employee selected charities via their website throughout the festive season.
This benevolent initiative, designed and funded wholly by ID Medical, is a further extension of the company’s impacting CSR programme ‘Making the Difference’, to lend a helping hand to many charities and local communities.
Caryn Cooper, head of marketing at ID Medical said: “As an organisation we always look for ways in which we can support charities and good causes.
“Each year we face the inevitable conundrum of sending electronic or paper Christmas cards. In order to satisfy the preferences of our customers, we deliver both, so therefore ensured our in-house designed cards are made of sustainable and recyclable material.
“Our Christmas Donation complemented this with those who received one of our environmentally-friendly cards or advent calendars being directed to our website to take part in the vote. It’s great that the final decision was placed in the hands of our clients, candidates and general public to vote for one of the five charities closest to their hearts.
“Christmas is a time for giving and that’s what we wanted to do – give something back. I would like to congratulate St John Ambulance on winning the final vote on this occasion and thank everyone for taking part in ID Medical’s Christmas Donation. Voting results can be found on our website www.id-medical.com/christmas-donation. ”
About ID Medical
ID Medical (HQ in Milton Keynes with a dedicated office in central London) was established in 2002 and has since maintained its enviable position as market leader in the provision of high calibre medical staffing to both the NHS and private sector. As the UK’s leading provider of locum doctors, nurses, AHP/HSS and clerical staff, ID Medical holds preferred supplier contracts with over 80% of hospitals nationwide and supplies over 2 million hours to the NHS per annum.
Founded on its core principles of quality of service, dedication, innovation and commitment, the ID Medical Group Limited provides a complete medical staffing solution to its valued partners, forming part of the NHS procurement.
2013 has been a year filled with recognition of ID Medical’s first-rate capacity to provide a premier level service to its valued candidates and clients, with the company firmly positioned within the annual Recruiter FAST 50 league, Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2013, Investec Hot 100, Recruitment International Top 250 and awarded Recruitment International’s Best Recruitment Company to Work For 2013. This demonstrates ID Medical’s commitment to the industry whilst validating its credibility as market leader.
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Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”