iQudos Medical Services
iQudos Medical Services has been set up with project partners; East Midlands NHS Innovations Hub and East Midlands Development Agency (emda). We aim to provide safe, simple to set up, Practice Based Commissioned (PBC) NHS services.
iQudos provides a nurse led service for management of benign prostate disease. We are in the process of setting up a similar service for stable prostate cancer ready this winter. The urology service consists of an eNurse specialist who will visit the patient in their local GP practice. Nurse will enter the basic data into the iQudos clinical decision support system (CDSS). Information collected includes: treatment and medications to date: collation of relevant routine and specialist investigation results; patient and clinician reported symptoms assessment. The CDSS generates a letter for the patients GP which will outline the patients progress to date, suggested further tests, management and follow up. Any future tests needed can be booked by the iQudos nurse.
The service provides a safety net in terms of clinical governance. It is set up to immediately identify problems and to take necessary action. The NPSA is currently looking at delayed diagnosis as their next major push. The iQudos system minimizes the risk for this vulnerable patient group. The system builds patient reported outcome measures and clinical outcome measures on a daily basis.
Future disease domains will be released upon approval by clinical trials.
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The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:04:57 GMT
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:30 GMT
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:58 GMT
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:51:47 GMT
Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:54:15 GMT
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:54:54 GMT
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:59:34 GMT
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:06:53 GMT
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:45:52 GMT
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:50:52 GMT
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:25:06 GMT
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:04:00 GMT
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:21:52 GMT
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:39 GMT
International development secretary Justine Greening travels with soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:49:25 GMT
Doctors in England will receive £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:56 GMT
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:18:17 GMT
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