London Hearts and the Mindray BeneHeart C1A AED have been selected as the supplier and defibrillator of choice by the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) for its new £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Fund.
Women could be opting to have unnecessary surgery to avoid breast cancer, after being told they are at high risk from genetic test results. However, these genetic test results do not take family history into account.
Cancer Research UK will award up to £123 million over a seven-year funding commitment to the Beatson Institute. The investment will bolster Scotland as a major global hub for cancer research and help the recruitment of international talent.
The findings from a survey of the public reveal a majority believe the Government should reopen pay talks and, crucially, should use the funds associated with covering industrial action to settle the pay dispute.
The government is considering introducing minimum service level (MSL) regulations that would require some doctors and nurses to work during strikes, in order to protect patient safety, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced.
Clanwilliam has launched a UK Division backed by a new leadership team. The new division will bring together five leading UK brands with a track record of delivering for the NHS, led by new managing director, Stuart van Rooyen.
Cardio-diabetes clinic in Lincolnshire improves outcomes for patients with diabetes following a heart attack
A cardio-diabetic outpatient service at Lincolnshire Heart Centre is helping reduce recurring heart attacks in people with diabetes by providing a holistic one-stop approach to patient care.
CMR Surgical has announced that its next-generation Versius Surgical Robotic System has been used to perform more than 15,000 surgeries globally. The surgical cases span more than 130 complex and benign procedure types including colectomies, hernia repairs, hysterectomies, sacrocolpopexies, and lobectomies across seven surgical specialties.
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As part of NHS England’s plan to reach net carbon zero by 2040, theatres and sterile services are encouraged to review single use items used in surgery. After learning about an initiative at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, to replace single use medical holloware with the reusable equivalent, NHS Supply Chain are using the project as a guide for NHS Trusts looking at their own green plans.
Ondine Biomedical has presented new research at the 2023 International Consortium on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, demonstrating high efficacy of its patented photodisinfection technology against extensively drug-resistant (XDR) bacteria.
The government has announced that it will invest £200 million with the aim of boosting resilience in the NHS and helping patients get the care they need as quickly as possible this winter.
Thousands of people could be spared from a hip fracture each year if a new method to identify the risk of osteoporotic fractures were to be introduced in healthcare. This is the view of the researchers at Lund University in Sweden who are behind a new 3D-simulation method. The results were recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Nearly 70 per cent of adolescents and young adults with ulcerative colitis stop taking medication to treat the disease within a year of diagnosis. The findings come from a study published in the British Journal of General Practice, led by researchers at Imperial College London, University College London and St George’s University London.
An NHS Trust that has pioneered the use of robotic-assisted surgery in the UK has become the first to complete 10,000 cases using the da Vinci Surgical System.
A survey of UK surgical workforce members, recruited via surgical organisations, has found that sexual misconduct in the past 5 years has been experienced widely, with women affected disproportionately.
The results of the latest annual survey of hospital inpatients published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show patient satisfaction levels have remained largely static since 2021, but indicate a longer term decline in most areas compared to previous years. They also highlight growing frustration with waiting times and reveal that four in ten people scheduled for planned treatment said their health deteriorated while waiting to be admitted.
Gloucestershire Managed Services (GMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has partnered with Idox for a successful trial of Idox’s BodyGuard T lockbox – a dedicated solution for tracking BodyGuard T (formerly T34) syringe pumps in hospitals, homes and across the community.
Ministers have rejected a call by the Public Accounts Committee to pay higher salaries to boost the NHS’s digital workforce to allow it to compete with the private sector.
Researchers at ESC Congress issued a stark warning that hours of inactivity during childhood could be setting the stage for heart attacks and strokes later in life. The study found that sedentary time accumulated from childhood to young adulthood was associated with heart damage – even in those with normal weight and blood pressure.