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Over 600 people set to benefit from innovative lung cancer treatment

​More than 600 people could benefit from an innovative drug for a form of lung cancer as NICE publishes final draft guidance recommending osimertinib within the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

£23 m investment to end new HIV infections by 2030

The Government has bolstered its commitment to achieve zero new HIV infections, AIDS and HIV related deaths in England by 2030 via a new action plan backed by £23 million of funding.

Essity and Sodexo co-sponsor IPS educational programme

Tork, Essity’s professional hygiene brand, has partnered with global service provider Sodexo to sponsor a programme on Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) to promote infection prevention protocols.

Breakthrough in robotic carotid stenting

Robocath has announced its first successful robotic carotid stenting at Rennes University Hospital.

Online platform set to strengthen digital capabilities

The Digital Health Academy has been launched to provide healthcare professionals with confidence and skills to use digital health technologies in practice.

Wolverhampton pilots app to improve health through incentives

A new app will be piloted in Wolverhampton which will offer incentives such as vouchers for shops, theme park passes, and cinema tickets for people who eat healthy and exercise more.

Versius adopted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

CMR Surgical (CMR) has announced Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as the latest NHS Trust, and first site in London, to adopt the Versius robot.

UK can learn lessons from Europe on digital health

Learning from the experience of other European health systems can ensure the NHS makes best use of digital health technology to benefit both patients and staff post-pandemic, according to a report published by the Nuffield Trust.

More people with diabetes set to benefit from blood sugar monitors

Half of NHS Type 1 diabetes patients in England are now benefiting from the use of “life-changing” flash monitors that allow them to check their glucose levels more easily and regularly, paving the way for more people to benefit.

Review into the impact of potential bias in medical device design

A far-reaching review is being launched into the impact of potential bias in the design and use of medical devices.

Experts call for better medtech access

The biggest challenges facing the NHS, including the backlog of patients waiting for treatment, the ‘postcode lottery’ of care, and the growing burden of long-term conditions, could be solved in part by medical technology.

Waiting lists reduced by 50% for dermatology referrals

Vantage Health has announced it has piloted a new teledermatology solution to accelerate the diagnosis of skin lesions and tackle the growing pressures on two week wait (2WW) referrals in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).

Aspirin linked with increased risk of heart failure

Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition.

UK Biobank sequences whole genomes of 200,000 participants

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) data for 200,000 UK Biobank participants has been made available to approved researchers through a secure digital system.

Report reveals excess deaths caused by crowding in A&E

A new report by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has found that at least 4,519 patients have died as a result of crowding and 12 hour stays in Emergency Departments in England in 2020-2021.

New findings on use of blood pressure drug for Alzheimer's

New research has shown that a drug used to treat high blood pressure is no more effective than a placebo in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment.

Surgeons call for ‘surgical hubs’

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has called for national guidance to support the creation of surgical hubs in every region, as new figures show a record 5.83 million patients waiting for planned treatment.

‘Surgery selfies’ could spot serious infections early

Smartphone pictures of post-surgical wounds taken by patients and then assessed by clinicians can help with the early identification of infections, a study has found.

Providers are delivering to support the NHS workforce

A new report by NHS Providers shows how Trusts are adapting and innovating to support their staff in the face of severe workforce pressures.

Government invests £375m in neurodegenerative disease research

People living with neurodegenerative diseases could live longer, healthier lives due to innovative new research, following a government commitment to invest £375 million over the next 5 years.

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