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Rapid test for UTI wins £8m Longitude Prize on AMR

Following a decade of developments, and entries from more than 250 teams around the world, the £8m Longitude Prize on AMR has been awarded by Challenge Works (part of innovation agency Nesta) to the PA-100 AST System from Sysmex Astrego.

Study links kidney function with tooth loss in postmenopausal women

​Kidneys play a critical role in overall health by removing waste products from the blood. When they fail to sufficiently filter out foreign elements, several serious, life threatening medical conditions can result. A new study suggests that chronic kidney disease may also be linked with tooth loss.

BTS launches its new Position Statement on Sustainability and the Environment: Climate Change and Lung Health

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published a Position Statement on Sustainability and the Environment: Climate Change and Lung Health, which sets out the Society’s stance on how the impact of climate change and the carbon footprint of respiratory healthcare can be assessed, reduced and mitigated.

NHS identifies over half a million more people at risk of type 2 diabetes

Over half a million (549,000) more people in England have been identified by the NHS as being at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a year, NHS figures show.

Nearly half of cancer centres reported weekly delays in patients accessing treatment

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published its 2023 clinical radiology and clinical oncology workforce census reports, which reveal dangerous shortages of doctors essential in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and other conditions including stroke.

New Wirral CDC delivered with modern methods of construction

A new community diagnostic centre (CDC) has been completed by MTX at Clatterbridge Hospital on Merseyside using modern methods of construction to deliver the project faster, greener, safer and more cost effectively.

ABHI visit to Florida aims to strengthen HealthTech trade and innovation partnerships

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is set to welcome several of the UK’s leading HealthTech innovators on a major trade visit to Florida this week, as part of its flagship US Accelerator programme.

MDU doctor members want political parties to pledge support for their health and wellbeing

94% of doctors responding to a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey say they want political parties to include plans in their manifestos to support the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce.

BIOHIT HealthCare to host symposium on gastric cancer at BSG LIVE'24

BIOHIT HealthCare is attending BSG LIVE'24 at ICC Birmingham from the 17th to the 20th of June, where it will be showcasing its broad range of gastrointestinal diagnostic solutions, as well as hosting an educational symposium.

O positive and O negative donors asked to urgently give blood following London hospitals IT incident

England’s top doctor has backed calls from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) for O Positive and O Negative blood donors to urgently book appointments to donate in one of the 25 town and city centre NHS Blood Donor Centres in England, to boost stocks of O type blood following a cyber incident in London.

Medicine shortages spark crisis among GPs who warn patients’ safety is at risk

Three quarters of family doctors are experiencing debilitating moral distress because they cannot access medicines they know their patients need, a new survey has found.

Surgitrac launches dynamic new website

Surgitrac has unveiled its new and improved website, redesigned to provide a more dynamic, informative, and responsive online platform – where customers can learn more about the manufacturer of single-use and reusable, ophthalmic surgical instruments and procedure packs.

UKHSA warns of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreak

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), together with public health agencies in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, are investigating an increase in the number of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) cases in the UK in recent weeks.

Immunotherapy significantly increases the number of patients free from bowel cancer

An immunotherapy drug given before surgery instead of chemotherapy meant that significantly more patients with a certain genetic profile were cancer free after surgery, according to clinical trial results presented by researchers at UCL and UCLH.

Sustainability high on the agenda for new SSD

IHSS has announced its pivotal role in the establishment of a cutting-edge Sterile Services Unit (SSU) at Adanac Park, Southampton University Hospital.

New Maternity Early Warning Score to be implemented in the NHS

Researchers funded by the NIHR have developed a new, standardised tool to help identify and respond to signs of deterioration in the health of pregnant women.

RCN: NHS Long Term Workforce Plan will be 10,000 new nurses behind target by 2025

Student nurse numbers are declining to the extent that the official NHS workforce plan for England will be over 10,000 off target by 2025, new analysis by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) shows as it calls for renewed investment and action.

Ultra-sensitive blood test predicts recurrence of breast cancer

A new type of blood test can predict the recurrence of breast cancer in high-risk patients, months or even years before they relapse, research has shown.

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme kicks off with introductory learning webinars

Budding Scottish healthcare innovators are being urged to apply to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) as its new series of preparatory webinars gets underway.

BD to acquire Edwards Lifesciences' critical care product group for $4.2 billion

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Edwards Lifesciences have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire Edwards' Critical Care product group, enhancing BD's portfolio of smart connected care solutions.

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