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Patients happy to share data but want greater control

Patients support the use of patient data in health research but do not like the idea of companies making money from the use of their health data, finds a new report based on the views of 24 people who took part in two focus groups.

Concern over drop in HPV vaccine coverage among secondary school pupils

The latest UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) report on the routine adolescent human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme for 2021 to 2022, which is primarily delivered in schools, shows that coverage in year 8 and year 9 pupils is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels.

Sam Parry joins Bender UK as the Key Accounts and Clinical Sales Manager

After three and a half years of working in healthcare sales for Europe, Sam was keen to return to Bender UK to support the substantial growth within the UK healthcare sector.

UK Government Unveils Programme at Arab Health 2023 to showcase UK Healthcare strengths and explore GCC collaborations

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has unveiled its extensive programme at Arab Health 2023; the largest healthcare event of its kind in the Middle East.

Boost for healthcare entrepreneurship

NatWest and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA) are partnering to boost entrepreneurship in the health and life sciences sectors, with the aim of supporting the growth of the sectors across the West Midlands.

Aviation-style safety checklist and confidential helpline for surgical community to prevent mental health crisis

The UK’s sole trade union for surgeons and the surgical team; including anaesthetists; has announced the launch of a counselling service, a bullying and harassment helpline and a collaboration with an esteemed clinical psychologist to address an epidemic of surgeon burnout.

New report examines delayed detection of jaundice

Reliance on the visual signs of jaundice could put babies, particularly those born prematurely and with black and brown skin, at risk of harm, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has warned.

Portsmouth expands community breast screening for patients with restricted mobility

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has expanded its symptomatic and breast screening services with the installation of five MAMMOMAT Revelation mammography systems from Siemens Healthineers across community and hospital settings.

USW develops ‘virtual’ medical training

Medical and tech experts in Wales have worked together to develop a virtual training device which can allow medics to ‘touch’ a patient, even if they are thousands of miles apart.

National Breast Imaging Academy training programmes will save lives

By addressing significant breast imaging workforce shortages, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) is helping to deliver improved outcomes for patients and to save the health economy £50m over 10 years, according to an independent evaluation report.

New diagnostic centre in Stockton-on-Tees

Thousands of patients in Stockton-on-Tees are set to benefit from quicker access to tests, checks and scans, with a new community diagnostic centre set to open later this year.

New breast cancer screening units to speed up diagnosis

The Government has pledged an additional £10 million to provide 29 new NHS breast cancer screening units and nearly 70 life-saving upgrades to services in areas where they are most needed, in a bid to speed up cancer diagnosis.

Aspirin as effective as blood thinner injections for preventing complications

Patients hospitalised with fractures typically receive an injectable blood thinner, low-molecular-weight heparin, to prevent life-threatening blood clots. A new clinical trial, however, has found that inexpensive over-the-counter aspirin is just as effective.

500,000 missed out on blood pressure lowering drugs during pandemic

Nearly half a million people missed out on starting medication to lower their blood pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre at Health Data Research UK.

Perioperative Charity AfPP CEO Announces Retirement

The AfPP Board of Trustees have announced that Dawn Stott has made the decision to retire. Dawn will be stepping down from her position as AfPP CEO at the end of May 2023.

First ever Arab Health ‘UK Healthcare Pavilion’ Magazine is launched

The brand new ‘UK Healthcare Pavilion’ magazine, showcasing the best of UK HealthTech, and comprising a dedicated UK show guide for this year’s Arab Health trade fair, is now available.

Nuffield Trust report: Brexit has added ‘fuel to the fire’ of severe challenges

The Nuffield Trust think tank has published a new report on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s health and care services. The ongoing monitoring work, funded by the Health Foundation, covers the impact on the NHS and social care workforce, medicine and medical devices supply and the economic cost, and reveals negative effects across these areas.

Anaesthetists launch guide to reduce errors

New guidance has been published to enable clinicians to design and maintain safe systems that will reduce the risk and potential impact of human error.

Government pledges extra funds to speed up hospital discharge

Thousands of extra medically fit patients will be discharged from hospitals into community care settings, such as care homes, over the coming weeks to free up hospital beds and reduce pressure on the NHS, the Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced.

New saliva test offers simpler way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency

​Researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have found that an at-home test which uses saliva rather than blood provides a faster and more convenient way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency.

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre
30th January - 2nd February 2023

Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023

DECON UK 2023

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
18th April 2023

Infection Prevention and Control 2023

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
25th - 26th April 2023

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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