RECENT NEWS

Being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise

Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, according to the finding of a large study.

CE mark for World’s first approved robotic gamma probe

Lightpoint Medical, a medical device company developing miniaturised surgical tools for advanced intra-operative cancer detection, has received CE Mark approval for the first robotic gamma probe to be commercially available to European hospitals.

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances

Patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.

London hospital advances neurosurgical imaging with 4K-3D technology

Surgical teams at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), in London, will get unprecedented 4K-3D views of the brain and spine during surgery through a ground-breaking new exoscope.

CSJ January Issue Out Now!

The Clinical Services Journal January 2021 issue has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

HSIB launches report on supporting staff following safety incidents

A new report from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) outlines the most important factors for supporting staff in the wake of safety incidents, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

£3m funding boost for local health partnerships

Six areas in England have been chosen to join the first phase of a major grant-funding and development programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and tackle health inequalities.

CSJ Infection Prevention Supplement Out Now!

The Clinical Services Journal annual Infection Prevention Supplement has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

Patient safety prompts change in airways procedure

Trusts are being recommended to adopt new practices to protect the safety of patients who need tubes inserted in their airways, as a result of a risk analysis project run by NHS Supply Chain.

New leadership for construction of 40 new hospitals

Natalie Forrest has been appointed to lead the Government's plans to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, as part of the largest hospital-building project in a generation.

Clinical engagement in digital is number one priority for Trust chiefs

A major survey of NHS IT chiefs has revealed that ensuring those at the frontline are engaged with technology is now their number one priority.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses working in the NHS

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 13,313 on last year to a record 299,184, and the number of doctors rose by 6,030 to a record 122,446,  figures to the end of September show.

'Prehabilitation' boosts recovery for older surgery patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.

Survey shows decisions 'not always based on patients' best interests'

A majority (54%) of UK healthcare professionals say factors other than patients’ best interests play a role in their day-to-day medical decision-making, according to a new survey of medical professionals from JMW Solicitors.

Review uncovers huge gender pay gap in medicine

Unequal pay between male and female medical professionals continues to be an enduring problem, according to the latest research.

NHS seeks views on next steps for assessing urgent care

Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care.

Parliamentary group established to support digital health

A Digital Health All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been constituted to highlight the benefits that successful use of data and digital health technologies can bring to the NHS, to patients and to the UK economy.

BD expands manufacturing of pre-fillable syringes

BD is investing approximately $1.2 billion to expand manufacturing capacity for pre-fillable syringes (PFS) and advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) across its six global manufacturing locations, including adding a new facility in Europe

Beta-blockers show anti-inflammatory effects in advanced liver disease

A new study has highlighted the important role of Beta-blockers in treating patients with liver disease.

Ockenden Review 'must be acted upon immediately' say Royal Colleges

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives have called for action following the publication of a damning report on failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

Upcoming Events

Managing Deteriorating Conditions 2021

National Conference Centre Birmingham
19th April

Infection Prevention & Control Conference 2021

National Conference Centre Birmingham
20th - 21st April

BSG Annual Meeting 2021

SEC Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8YW
19th - 21st May

EBME Expo 2021

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way West Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
30th June - 1st July

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

Upcoming Events

Managing Deteriorating Conditions 2021

National Conference Centre Birmingham
19th April

Infection Prevention & Control Conference 2021

National Conference Centre Birmingham
20th - 21st April

BSG Annual Meeting 2021

SEC Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8YW
19th - 21st May

EBME Expo 2021

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way West Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
30th June - 1st July

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April