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Report advocates ‘futureproof’ NHS telephone triage services after examining 111 COVID response

A new report from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) highlights the importance of ‘stand-up’ services and clear communication across the NHS and to the public when they are accessing telephone triage services in times of national emergencies.

New hope as Alzheimer's drug slows memory decline in phase 3 trial

Pharmaceutical company, Eisai, has reported positive results from its successful phase 3 clinical trial of the Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab. The results show the drug was able to slow the rate of decline in people’s memory and thinking as well as function over 18 months, and also helped people with day-to-day activities.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital advances digital transformation

Healthcare informatics provider Epro has been selected by the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) to implement its clinically-focused digital platform.

Pivotal partnership seeks to transform Cystic Fibrosis research

LifeArc, a national medical research charity, is joining the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Syndicate in a strategic partnership alongside Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC).

Shortlist for Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards 2022 announced

The finalists for Best KTP Award at the Innovate UK KTP Awards, which celebrate the UK’s most innovative R&D projects of the last 12 months, have been revealed.

New guidance on pharyngolaryngeal biopsy under local anaesthesia

Patients across Wales could benefit from a new approach that could reduce the time taken to confirm a diagnosis of suspected cancer, while saving money for the NHS.

A workforce in crisis: industry leaders debate staff shortages and steps for recovery

Stress, low pay, long hours and burnout are some of the key factors driving staff out of the NHS – with job vacancies topping 110,000, across NHS trusts and many thousands more in primary and social care.

Guys Cancer and Careology join forces on digital cancer care platform

Guy’s Cancer, one of the leading cancer treatment and research centres in the UK, has entered into a collaboration with Careology, providers of a leading digital cancer care platform.

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out plan for patients

The Health and Social Care Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced a package of measures for the NHS. The Adult Social Care Discharge Fund aims to help speed up the safe discharge of patients from hospital this winter to free up beds as well as helping to retain and recruit more care workers. With 13,000 patients in beds who should be receiving care in the community, this is expected to improve the flow in emergency departments and help reduce ambulance delays.

The super-fast MRI scan that could revolutionise heart failure diagnosis

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge technology to diagnose patients with heart failure in record time. The state-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D flow images of the heart. But unlike a standard MRI scan, which can take up to 20 minutes or more, the new 4D heart MRI scan takes just eight minutes.

HSJ Patient Safety Congress and Awards rescheduled to 24 & 25 October

The sad death of the late Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 2022 triggered many protocols, including one which required that Government and arm’s length bodies such as NHS England paused from taking part in events with immediate effect until after the state funeral on 19 September. Trusts and charities, many of whom have Royal patronage, were also required to follow suit.

Survey highlights UK HCWs' disillusionment

​Lack of focus on mental health support, along with a mounting pressure on resources mean that healthcare workers in the UK would be the least likely to embark on the same career path if they had to join their profession again now, a global survey has found.

Heads of State commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to save 50 million lives by 2030

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, has launched a new report calling on global leaders to take urgent action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), responsible for 17 million premature deaths every year.

Report highlights challenges around patient safety and care quality

A report launched by the Professional Standards Authority has highlighted some of the biggest challenges affecting the quality and safety of health and social care across the UK and put forward its recommendations to ensure safer care for all.

New research shows photodisinfection eradicates pathogens associated with replacement joint infections

A research team in Zurich, Switzerland has presented results from an in vitro study showing that photodisinfection achieved >99.99% eradication (4-7 log10 kill) of the key pathogens in biofilms associated with implantable joint infections, with no reported regrowth. These results were presented at the recent Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM) Annual Congress 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Educational event to provide insights into orthobiologics

The world’s leading experts in orthobiologics and non-surgical intervention will assemble in London to host a CPD accredited educational event for the healthcare community. The event aims to share and expand knowledge about the latest techniques in orthobiologics examining current usage, scientific evidence and providing a platform for discussion.

Institut Curie introduce Versius surgical robot as part of research partnership

CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics company – has announced that Institut Curie, France’s leading cancer research centre, has introduced the Versius Surgical Robotic System as part of a two-year clinical study partnership. The Versius system will initially be dedicated to gynaecological cancer surgery with a focus on minimally invasive hysterectomies.

Adult ADHD linked to elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adults with ADHD are at greater risk of developing a range of cardiovascular diseases than those without the condition, according to a large observational study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University in Sweden. The researchers say the findings, published in the journal World Psychiatry, underscore the need to monitor cardiovascular health in people with ADHD.

New report details 'massive global failures' of COVID-19 response

Widespread, global failures at multiple levels in the COVID-19 response led to millions of preventable deaths and reversed progress made towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in many countries, according to a new Lancet COVID-19 Commission report.

Portable thermal imaging could help assess hand hygiene technique

Findings from a pilot study published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) suggest that portable thermal imaging cameras might provide a new approach to assessing and improving hand-hygiene practices among healthcare professionals (HCPs).

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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

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3rd November 2022

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