brainstrust - We are delighted to be working with brainstrust, a UK based brain tumour support charity. They provide 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis onwards, and build resources that help people living with a brain tumour become stronger. They also work with hospitals to secure the best care possible for patients.
Macmillan Cancer Support - We will also be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, helping to fund the staff who ensure those who are diagnosed with cancer, feel at ease and less like a patient. With 1 in 2 people in the UK being diagnosed with cancer, it's more important than ever that we help to secure the processes that are in place for those affected, as well as their families.
Smallpeice Trust - We are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with The Smallpeice Trust to present our annual STEM project, The Next Big Thing. Smallpeice are a vibrant, energetic educational charity that is passionate about engaging 10 to 18 year olds to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
The Next Big Thing
Inspiring the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs.
Young entrepreneurs from schools across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire show off their business skills in the Siemens Healthineers Next Big Thing Challenge. They will be creating an Artificial Intelligence prototype that could benefit and improve independent living for the elderly. The ageing population in the UK is an issue that our current healthcare service is struggling to adapt to, and this event will give the children a glimpse into our society and how they could potentially change it.
We are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with The Smallpeice Trust to present our annual STEM project. Smallpeice are a vibrant, energetic educational charity that is passionate about engaging 10 to 18 year olds to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
The Next Big Thing 2020 kicked off at the end of January, welcoming 10 local schools to Siemens Healthineers UK Head Office. Over the next 10 weeks, they will be innovating and collaborating in their teams, competing to come up with what they feel could be the next big thing in healthcare. We're wishing all of the teams good luck!
Supporting the Community
In 2019, our colleagues at Siemens Healthineers managed to raise over £10,000 for charity through various fundraising activities throughout the year. This money predominantly went to our employee chosen 'charities of choice', brainstrust and Macmillan Cancer Support, alongside external charitable events that colleagues took part in.
We are proud to support our community and look forward to what we can do in 2020 to continue this mission to help where we can.
Take a look through the photos on the left for a glimpse of what we got up to!
Promoting Better Health
MRI Scan App
One in seven people has cancelled a hospital MRI scan appointment because they were scared to go, according to research. This app for adults and children helps to ease fears following referral for an MRI scan.
Experience a 360° virtual MRI scan (with realistic sounds); scan items; find out more about the steps from referral to results; and have all your questions answered about the technology and process. This app is a great way to help you find out in advance what it’s like to have an MRI scan. Turn on your sound; lie down and lean back; and move your tablet around to see what it’s really like to have an MRI scan.