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New treatments to tackle pandemic of drug-resistant infections

New treatments to tackle drug-resistant infections that pose the greatest threat to global health are to be developed following a multi-million-pound investment by the UK government.

More than a quarter of GP and general practice nursing posts could be vacant in 10 years

New analysis published by the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the coming decade.

Report reveals underestimated risks of surgical plume

Perioperative practitioners in the UK are universally concerned about the risk surgical smoke plume poses to their health. Yet less than a fifth are aware of any policy being in place to manage this risk within their organisation.

EBME Expo shines a spotlight on MedTech challenges and opportunities

The EBME Expo took place this week (28-29 June) and proved to be a well-attended and informative event – providing a showcase for thought-provoking insights into biomedical engineering and operating theatre technology.

Researchers identify safer treatment for IV fluids

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City finds there may be a better and safer treatment option for emergency department and hospital patients than saline solution, which is used as an IV fluid and is one of the most prescribed medical therapies.

Government unveils digital plans for healthcare

The Government has published its plan for digital health and social care, which sets out a vision for transforming health and care with digital technology.

Rising numbers of doctors join NHS specialty training

More doctors than ever have applied for NHS specialty training programmes with a rise in the number of posts and applicants for the fifth year in a row.

B. Braun Avitum becomes exclusive UK distributor for Physidia

B. Braun Avitum has become the exclusive UK distributor for Physidia, the French-based manufacturer of a dedicated home dialysis machine, in a move which should help improve the quality of life and independence of many more patients.

East of England Trusts to digitise pathology

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will collaborate with medical imaging technology partner Sectra to deploy digital pathology.

Surgeon trade union calls for parental leave shake-up

The UK’s sole trade union for the surgical community has called for a shake-up in parental leave protocols, having revealed that NHS employees are being left in the dark, or even left feeling discriminated against, when they are pregnant and/or seeking parental leave.

Creating a ‘clinical satnav’ for doctors will save lives, say digital health experts

Providing better computerised advice for routine medical decisions will save lives and help to solve problems like over-prescription of antibiotics, according to a new report by the professional body for IT.

ABHI Joins Forces with Department for International Trade at MEDICA 2022

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is delighted to announce that it will be joining forces with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to co-deliver the flagship ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA Trade Fair.

Leeds neurosurgeons to trial ultrafast scanner to accelerate treatment for brain tumours

Neurosurgeons at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will trial a high-tech tissue scanner to speed up treatment for patients with brain tumours.

UK innovation increases cervical cancer detection

​New peer reviewed research published by the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology shows that use of ZedScan in diagnostic screening significantly increased the detection of cancer and potential cancer.

Rheumatology: experts debate the urgent need for reform in the UK

Under pressure rheumatology departments, a shortage of staff and the role community services can play in leading initial assessments and early treatment, will all be debated in an eagerly-anticipated Connect Health Change webinar, titled: ‘Community rheumatology services – now essential for 2022/23’.

New AI population health tool identifies 8 out of 10 people who will need emergency admission

An AI tool which was recently tested on NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s existing patient data has proved it can identify 83 per cent of people who would otherwise need unplanned hospital care months in advance.

BSG LIVE focuses on gastroenterology and hepatology

After over two years without a face-to-face meeting, the BSG Annual Meeting, BSG LIVE, will take place at The ICC, Birmingham on the 20-23 June 2022.

New £30 million translational partnership to accelerate new treatments for dementia

LifeArc and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have launched a new partnership to accelerate development of new diagnostic tests, treatments, and devices from scientific research discoveries to benefit people with dementia, which around 900,000 people in the UK are living with.

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out vision for year ahead

Speaking at the NHS Confederation conference, Sajid Javid has outlined plans for the year ahead highlighting the publication of a digital health and care plan, health disparities white paper and the NHS’s first-ever 15-year workforce strategy.

Health Foundation: nurses’ basic earnings have fallen by 5% in real terms

The Health Foundation has published new analysis exploring trends in NHS nurses’ pay. The analysis looks at the impact of the current high inflation and other factors affecting nurse pay and discusses how the current NHS staff pay determination process could be improved to meet NHS workforce priorities.

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Upcoming Events

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

IDSc Annual Conference

The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham
29th - 30th November 2022

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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