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.

COVID disruption hits training for eight in ten doctors

More than 80% of doctors in training say disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced their access to the learning they need to progress their careers, according to a General Medical Council (GMC) survey.

Annual Hospital Outpatient report published for 2019/20

NHS Digital has published the annual Hospital Outpatient Activity report, covering outpatient activity in the NHS and NHS-commissioned activity in the independent sector.

Risk of heart complications after major surgery investigated

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart complications within a year.

Treatments to be fast-tracked through international collaboration

NHS patients could have quicker access to the next generation of cutting-edge treatments thanks to the UK teaming up with other countries to fast-track the approval process.

Diabetes UK launches online events discussing COVID-19 pandemic

The first edition of the new Diabetes UK Professional Conference: Online Series will feature eight events taking place from 13 October to 25 November 2020.

First UK patient support group for people with NTM lung disease

A new charity devoted to empowerment, education and advocacy for people with non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) has been launched.

Calls to increase spending for hospital staffing, equipment and IT

The three UK professional bodies that represent the doctors, physicists and expert allied health professionals that provide radiology and cancer radiotherapy across the NHS have come together to call for increased investment.

Type 1 diabetes could begin in the womb

Type 1 diabetes can develop in babies under six months old, and the immune attack behind the condition may begin before they’re born, a new study co-funded by Diabetes UK has suggested for the first time.

Record numbers of HCWs speak up about safety concerns

The Freedom to Speak Up Guardians report record numbers of cases from NHS workers last year.

Special COVID-19 Report Available Now!

The Joint Biosecurity Centre recently recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially).

NEW Completing the Picture Digital Festival

Completing the Picture is a much-respected, well-loved event that has provided best practice and educational insight for the medical device industry for the past 18 years.

NHS to introduce one-stop shops in the community for lifesaving checks

The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients, a major report to NHS England recommends today.

Surge in people checking their risk of type 2 diabetes

Almost 300,000 people have accessed the tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online less than two months after the NHS fast tracked access to its world leading Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Calls for major expansion of diagnostic imaging capacity

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has welcomed a new report from the NHS’ top cancer and screening advisor, which urges “major expansion and reform” of diagnostic services.

NHS commits to become ‘carbon net zero’

The NHS has adopted a multi-year plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system.