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Care with confidence: healthcare data security

Data breaches in the healthcare sector are becoming common, in line with the move towards electronic data storage. Dawn Monaghan of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office speaks to Rod James about the problems posed by new technology, the likely impact of harsher punishments and the need for a complete overhaul of attitudes towards data security.

Chew the fat: the obesity epidemic

Despite rising worldwide obesity rates, there is a paucity of effective care and treatment available to sufferers. Matt Capehorn and Tam Fry of the UK’s National Obesity Forum talk to Ross Davies about the need for clearer strategies, and creating a greater public understanding of the causes and dangers of a condition threatening to become chronic.

Personalised wound care

Early detection and treatment is known to improve the outcome for many patients. President of the American Board of Wound Management Professor Robert J Snyder discusses the introduction of point-of-care diagnosis in wound care, which has the potential to revolutionise the way patients, particularly those with diabetes, are cared for.