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Treatment of disease needs to move towards more personalised, predictive, preventive and participatory healthcare (P4), but leadership is required to accelerate the uptake of P4 medicine within the NHS and internationally.
Users of smartphones should safeguard their data against a new breed of applications that allow hackers to infiltrate some vulnerable handsets.
Doctors using instant messaging apps to communicate with colleagues are being advised to check their organisation’s policy and to avoid sharing patient identifiable information. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) issued the advice in its Student Notes journal, but says the advice is applicable to qualified doctors too.
The Academy of Medical Sciences’ latest report, ‘Improving the health of the public by 2040’, explores how the UK’s research environment needs to adapt to meet the complex health challenges we will face in the future.