GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are planning to establish a £400 million biotech research centre, near their current facility in Stevenage.
The field of medicine is a significant part of Hertfordshire life. Biopharmaceutical and medical technology specialists feature throughout the county, companies such as GSK and Roche have a significant presence.
This has been the case since the 1930s, with employment and educational opportunities following suit. The School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire is a respected centre of learning.
They offer an MSc in Clinical Dermatology, helpful to our profession, along with a range of bioscience courses and a modern research centre.
Hertfordshire & Research
Having private medical research facilities in many towns across Hertfordshire helps to attract others. Hospitals in the county also carry out valuable research, with the University of Hertfordshire often acting as a hub.
Along with supporting hospitals, the university conduct their own studies. Recent projects include assessing the ability of artificial intelligence to classify skin cancer lesions and new methods of delivering medication through the skin.
Part of the future of dermatology, although they also study Covid-19 developments, prostate cancer, renal failure and more. The university are part of a community of like minded people, who make Herts a key location.
Even the population of the county haven’t escaped a studious eye. The Hertfordshire Cohort Study is a unique, ongoing project, to study 3,000 men and women born in Herts from 1931-1939 and still resident.
Building Effective Care
The Cohort Study will help to give a picture of developing health, from post-natal growth, to heart disease. Useful going forward, although providing current medical facilities for over a million people is also vital.
Hertfordshire is relatively prosperous, below national averages on factors such as fuel poverty and above them on longevity, or maintaining health in later years. Aspects local providers should maintain.
Dermatological care is a core part of this and needs to be forward looking. Our clinic is an example, with the latest diagnostic equipment such as confocal microscopy and screening programs to help detect skin cancer at a vital early stage.
A local ethos of development for the future contributes to support standards in the present day and the way this is delivered.
Staff at all levels should be skilled professionals, privacy and confidentiality assured, along with a focus on safety. A medical practice should always be clean and with Covid-19 to consider, precautions need to go further.
These are critical building blocks which help to ensure that a visit feels right, although there is another. The visit should be about you, your concerns carefully listened to, treatment decisions be shared.
From equipment, to specialist surgery, we can promise you that the best will be available but more importantly, our Hertfordshire dermatology clinic understands the value of treating every person as unique, the way to bring successful treatment.