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HealthTech is Central as Scottish Government Launches Export Plan

The Scottish Government has this week launched a new export plan for the life sciences sector, with an ambition for exports to represent 25 per cent of Scotland's total GDP by 2029.

Getinge expands its Virtual Hospital

Since the opening in 2021, Getinge’s Virtual Hospital has offered visitors the opportunity to experience hospital solutions in different rooms. The online facility is now coming together as a whole, with entire hospital departments allowing visitors the full picture of how the MedTech suppliers broad range of solutions work together throughout the clinical pathway.

UKHSA finds vaccination offers strong protection against monkeypox

New UKHSA evidence indicates that a single MVA-BN vaccine dose provides around 78% protection against monkeypox 14 days after being vaccinated.

Consultation launched to protect patients from silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance

The increasing risk to patients of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be the focus of a new consultation announced by the Department of Health and Social Care.

New data shows 148 severe antibiotic-resistant infections a day in 2021

The latest data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reveals that the estimated total number of serious antibiotic resistant infections in England rose by 2.2% in 2021 compared to 2020 (53,985 compared to 52,842). This is the equivalent of 148 severe antibiotic resistant infections a day in 2021.

'Burnt-out and under-funded' respiratory workforce watch nervously as winter approaches

At the British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2022 Winter Meeting, respiratory experts from around the UK are discussing their apprehension of the looming pressure on the health system as we enter the winter months.

£100m programme to transform care for people living with chronic lung conditions

LifeArc is launching a landmark £100m programme to urgently develop new healthcare solutions for the more than 300,000 people living with bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis in the UK.

One in eight deaths in 2019 linked to bacterial infections

Common bacterial infections were the second leading cause of death in 2019, and were linked to one in eight deaths globally, according to an analysis published in The Lancet.

Experts at Future Surgery highlight innovation and challenges

Taking place at London Excel, Future Surgery 2022 provided a showcase for innovation – including the latest in virtual reality simulation, demonstrations of pioneering surgical robots, revolutionary smart surgery glasses, state-of-the-art theatre imaging systems, and AI systems aimed at improving efficiency and surgical outcomes.

Experts warn of European cancer epidemic

With an estimated one million cancer diagnoses missed across Europe in the last two years, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to set back European cancer outcomes by almost a decade.

Royal Papworth Hospital awarded £3.4 million for UK-wide cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis trials

Researchers at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will receive £3.4 million to fund new UK-wide trials investigating if machine-learning technology can transform how people living with chronic respiratory conditions manage their health.

CMR Surgical launches new global metrics-based training programme for Versius surgical robot

CMR Surgical, the global surgical robotics company, has announced the launch of a new, global metrics-based training programme for the Versius Surgical Robotic System. This structured and data-led training pathway has been developed directly with consultation from surgical teams using Versius.

Action needed to stop ‘senseless waste’ of NHS talent, GMC chief warns

Healthcare leaders and employers must act to stop the ‘senseless waste’ of thousands of doctors quitting the NHS each year, General Medical Council (GMC) Chief Executive Charlie Massey has warned.

Enhanced paediatric fluoroscopy at Leeds Children’s Hospital

The precision of paediatric fluoroscopy examinations at Leeds Children’s Hospital, one of the UK’s largest specialist hospitals for children from birth to young adults, has been enhanced by the installation of a new multi-directional C-arm from Canon Medical Systems UK.

Healthcare professionals call for urgent action to address surgical backlog crisis in the NHS

Urgent changes are needed to address the elective care backlog, according to recommendations from healthcare professionals (HCPs) in a new report. The ‘Recovering Elective Care' white paper, launched on day one of Future Surgery 2022, brings together experts from across the healthcare system to examine the state of the elective care crisis.

Perioperative Charity AfPP Announce New Trustee Appointment

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has announced that the newest appointment to the AfPP Board of Trustees is Nadiene Deane. Nadiene was voted in by the AfPP electorate of nearly 7,000 perioperative practitioners to take a position on the Board as an Elected Trustee. Nadiene will join the AfPP Board of Trustees in January 2023.

Smart Surgery Glasses Showcased at Future Surgery 2022

Revolutionary smart surgery glasses, enabling surgeons to attend live surgeries remotely, will be showcased at Future Surgery 2022.

West Midlands to digitally transform cancer diagnosis across 17 Trusts

NHS patients throughout the West Midlands are to benefit from a digital pathology programme, designed to help reduce cancer backlogs, transform services, and improve the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnosis.

Urgent need for increase in visa cap for international doctors

There is an urgent need to increase the cap on visas to allow more international medical graduates to work and train in the NHS. A paper published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine outlines how increasing the cap could help address exceptionally difficult workforce issues facing the health service.

Screening for stroke risk can save lives and money

Atrial fibrillation is the greatest risk factor for stroke. Screening to detect atrial fibrillation in older people would not only increase the chance of preventing stroke, it would also save money for the healthcare system and society. This is the conclusion from research conducted at Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in the European Heart Journal.

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