MEDICA showcases medical innovations online

For the first time in the history of MEDICA, the medical trade fair took place entirely online due to the pandemic, but still attracted a total of over 1,500 exhibitors, hailing from 63 nations.

Test helps detect neurological damage caused by gluten sensitivity

A new diagnostic test leading to the earlier detection of neurological damage caused by sensitivity to gluten is being offered at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a UK NHS first.

Patients waiting for treatment on trollies has increased by 50%

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has warned that dangerous crowding and corridor care has returned to Emergency Departments in England.

£16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals

Sixteen hospitals across England will receive a share of nearly £16 million to introduce electronic prescriptions.

Most type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of heart attack and stroke

Preventing heart attacks and strokes in type 2 diabetes patients managed in primary care should be an urgent priority, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.

Sheffield Trust recognised as International Centre of Excellence

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the second centre in the UK, and one of only 21 in the world, to be awarded Centre of Excellence status by the World Endoscopy Organisation.

The countdown is on: virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED

The countdown is on: virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED hit the starting line with a full programme and innovations from around 1,400 exhibitors.

London Clinic uses artificial intelligence to advance colonoscopy

The London Clinic is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve detection of colorectal polyps.

Government expands asymptomatic testing for COVID-19

Over half a million rapid-turnaround lateral flow tests will be sent out by NHS Test and Trace to local public health leaders this week, signalling the next phase of the Government’s plan to expand asymptomatic testing for COVID-19.

CSJ November Issue Available Now!

The November 2020 issue of the Clinical Services Journal has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

GPs say elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

53% of GPs say they are concerned that fewer older adults are contacting them with symptoms compared to before the pandemic, according to new findings from Cancer Research UK.

New Epsom and St Helier hospital given green light

As part of the Government’s health infrastructure plan to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, a state-of-the-art hospital will be built in Sutton with district health services remaining in modernised buildings at Epsom and St Helier.

Law firms join forces to launch Major Trauma Group

A new national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients.

Londoners to get NHS urgent and emergency care with 111 First

The Royal London Hospital Accident and Emergency department (A&E) has been piloting an initiative which will change how people access parts of emergency care in London.

Hospital floors are hotspot for bacteria

A study has highlighted the need to improve infection prevention efforts and environmental cleaning in hospitals.

AfPP launches campaign to recognise supportive perioperative teams

Does your perioperative team go above and beyond to encourage a supportive and positive culture? If so, you could be in with the chance of becoming the 2021 Face of The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP).

NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

NHS staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus.

Organisations must learn from radiation incidents, says CQC

The CQC's annual report on how it enforces the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations has been published. The report provides data on the number of notifications of errors where patients have received unintended exposure of radiation.

Facial surgeons support bill banning cosmetic procedures on under 18s

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has welcomed the private members’ bill that would make it illegal to give botox or dermal fillers to anyone under 18 for cosmetic purposes.

Study highlights risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery

Data from one of the world’s largest spine study, which analysed the reoccurrence and risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery, has been presented at this year’s EUROSPINE conference by London Norwich Spine Clinic.