WSPID Shenzhen

Horizon Strategic Partners are attending The 10th World Congress of the World Society for  Pediatric Infectious Disease (WSPID) in Shenzhen, China between the 2nd and the 5th of December.

Budget and the NHS

Budget boost for the NHS, but is it enough? The 2017 Autumn budget saw an additional £2.8bn given to the NHS between now and 2020, with £350m being made available immediately. This will mean the NHS budget has increased to £126bn from the originally planned £124.4bn for the period 2018/19. This amount falls short of[…]

Blockchain and Healthcare

Blockchain and Healthcare Using blockchain within the healthcare industry is a fairly new concept. Blockchain has been around for several years, and one of its more famous assets Bitcoin is increasingly in the media. Blockchain is basically a digital ledger that records all transactions that have taken place on it. These transactions are secure, they[…]

WHO updates Essential Medicines List

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer News release 6 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA – New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the[…]

Horizon will be at MAD-ID in Florida

The 20th Annual MAD-ID Meeting will be held, in partnership with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in Orlando, Florida, May 10-13, 2017. Pharmacists physicians, and other providers will be given the opportunity to participate in a 3-day educational symposium specifically designed to apply recent research to patient care and antimicrobial stewardship while earning pharmacy[…]


Trainees ‘not supported’

A hospital has been told to transfer more than half of its junior doctors to ensure patient safety because of a lack of consultants to train them. Health Education England said 42 out of 76 trainee doctors at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital should be moved. East Kent Hospitals trust said some emergency services will[…]


The antimicrobial crisis in Latin America

Recognition of antimicrobial resistance as a top priority has led many governments and funding agencies to make important efforts to increase the budget allocated to fund high quality research in this topic. The Longitude Prize in the UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenge to find Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking[…]


OPAT Patient Management System

We are delighted to announce that HSP has taken over the ownership and development of the OPAT Patient Management System. The OPAT Patient Management System (PMS) enables trusts to manage patients being treated in their OPAT service. The system also enables trusts to report on the management of patients and justify the costs of services by[…]