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30th December 2021

Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma: Clinicopathological features and outcomes from a 5-year tertiary referral center experience

Dr Conal Perrett and Dr Ian Logan, Clinical Leads of 18 Week Support, have published an important retrospective study on a rare tumor called pleomorphic dermal sarcoma in the journal Cancer Reports. Dr Conal Perrett, 18 Week Support Founder & Executive Chairman…
30th November 2021

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to transform hearing healthcare and research

Mr Nishchay Mehta, our ENT Clinical Lead, and colleagues have just published a fascinating paper in Nature Machine Intelligence. They argue that hearing healthcare continues to rely on a labour-intensive service model that fails to provide access to the majority of those in need while hearing research suffers from a…
29th October 2021

Gastroenterology Today – Autumn Edition

In the latest edition of Gastroenterology Today, 18 Week Support explores the role of innovation in tackling record-high endoscopy waits. The key priorities in the patient pathways are to protect both patients and staff while optimising efficiency as far as possible. Our quality and performance reflect in our JAG data…
30th September 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on corticosteroid injection services

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the clinical practices of MSK radiologists in the UK. A National Survey of Members of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR) highlights the rapid response of its members as national guidelines evolved. Currently, the majority of respondents are performing CSI…
31st August 2021

A groundbreaking project to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures

This project has been developed by the Greater Manchester Elective Reform Programme, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions and 18 Week Support to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures by creating and operating a dual procedure endoscopy suite based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. During its first six months,…
30th July 2021

Gastroenterology Today – Summer Edition

In the summer edition of Gastroenterology Today, Dr. Mathew Banks explains the importance of Continuous Learning in Endoscopy. This Life-long learning approach is important as it furthers technical skills, disease diagnosis and management, decision making, recognition and avoidance of complications, as well as non-technical skills and ongoing care. 18 Week…
30th June 2021

Health Service Journal (HSJ) Partnership Awards Finalist

18 Week Support, in the partnership with Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Care UK, has been recognised as finalists for the Local Covid-19 Response Partnership Award presented at the HSJ Partnership Award 2021 ceremony in London on 29th June 2021. This award celebrates the creation of…
28th May 2021

Quality Metrics - April 2021

18 Week Support prides itself on providing the highest quality of care to its patients. We employ staff who are at the top of their game in their specialties and go the extra mile for their patients. The following information offers a snapshot of our quality metrics and demonstrates our…
23rd April 2021

Welcome to the Team18 App!

We are very excited to announce that we have launched the new 18 Week Support community app – Team18! Our community app for all team members; we wanted to create a hub for everyone to engage with their teammates, while being your one-stop shop for everything 18 Week Support. We…
26th March 2021

Gastroenterology Today - Spring Edition

In last Autumn’s edition of Gastroenterology Today, we commenced a short series of articles looking at how new technologies could replace endoscopy to achieve quicker and cheaper diagnoses. This is a key requirement at the present time given the impact of Covid on diagnostic as well as treatment waiting times. Indeed, the latest NHS…