Wednesday 3rd Oct 2018
Digital Healthcare. Digital Healthcare is being introduced into the National Health Service to make it safer, faster and more cost effective. Come and see some of the innovative new devices being developed by small companies relating to fall risk assessment, dementia friendly activity, back pain products and Nordic Walking. This meeting is being hosted by the NHS Innovation Agency, whose job it is to promote innovation and so improve health care in the region. You can help them by giving feedback to ensure that the products meet the needs of older people.
Wednesday 7th Nov 2018
ALICE: Seeing Cancer Before it is Cancer. Dr. Michele Siggel-King, a research associate from the Physics Department of Liverpool University will be explaining to us how ALICE, a unique and extremely powerful infrared light source based at the Daresbury Laboratories is being used in research with local hospitals to identify changes within and surrounding cells which indicate the beginnings of a tumour. The University of Liverpool has been awarded £3.2 million to develop new diagnostic tests for cervical, oesophageal and prostate cancers which are difficult to detect at an early stage as symptoms only become apparent when the tumours become large.
Wednesday 5th December 2018
We are offering our usual Christmas programme of quizzes, games, refreshments, prizes and fun of a slightly scientific kind for our December meeting. Patsy’s famous mulled wine will be making a return appearance!