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Oxfordshire Community Musculoskeletal (MSK) service contract awarded to Connect Health

Connect Health, a national provider of NHS community services including MSK (musculoskeletal), chronic pain, rheumatology and mental health, has been selected to deliver the Oxfordshire Community MSK service, in partnership with Principal Medical Limited, an Oxfordshire-based GP-led not for profit, primary and community care provider and GP Federation. The new service commences in October 2022.

NHS marks milestone in recovery plan as longest waits virtually eliminated

Staff have been praised for virtually eliminating the longest waits for scans, checks, surgical procedures and other routine treatment, reaching the first milestone in the NHS's ambitious catch-up plan.

Cherwell launches EM and aseptic processes educational video hub

Cherwell Laboratories has launched a new online video training library sharing educational content for individuals in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Cherwell’s Delivering Knowledge platform offers best practice information delivered by experts in monitoring of controlled environments, aseptic processes and sterility.

Testing to help diagnose pre-eclampsia recommended by NICE

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland has welcomed NICE’s new guidance recommending routine use of placental growth factor (PlGF) based testing in the NHS in England and Wales to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia.

Over 285,000 medicines and medical devices seized UK-wide

Medicines and medical devices valued at over £850,000, totalling more than 285,000 items, have been seized by officers from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as part of a global operation to tackle the illegal sale of medical products, with UK seizures estimated to be worth around 9% of the global total.

Nuffield Health’s hospitals rated as ‘outstanding’ or 'good'

Nuffield Health has announced that all of its hospitals have now been rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by UK regulators.

Some antivirals used in non-severe COVID-19 may reduce hospitalisations and deaths

The antiviral drugs molnupiravir and nirmatrelvir–ritonavir (Paxlovid), when used to treat non-severe COVID-19, most likely reduce the risk of subsequent progression to hospitalisation and death, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Novel gene therapy could reduce bleeding risk for haemophilia patients

A single gene therapy injection could dramatically reduce the bleeding risk faced by people with haemophilia B, a study at UCL has found.

Tech experts helping to develop virtual reality ‘mediverse’

A new concept called the ‘mediverse’ is being developed with the help of tech specialists at the University of South Wales (USW).

COVID-19 may have increased UK doctors’ willingness to not resuscitate the very sick/frail

COVID-19 may have changed UK doctors’ end of life decision-making, making them more willing to not resuscitate very sick and/or frail patients and raising the threshold for referral to intensive care, suggest the results of a snapshot survey published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

LTE Scientific celebrate 75 Years in the Life Science & Medical Industries

July 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the UK’s longest established scientific and medical equipment manufacturers, LTE Scientific.

Threshold change to Good Medical Practice could result in more cases

The GMC’s proposal to replace the existing statement in Good Medical Practice which sets out the threshold for regulatory action, risks significantly increasing the number of cases which fall well short of the threshold, creating further distrust of the regulator, according to the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

First Women's Health Strategy for England to tackle gender health gap

The Government says that women and girls across England will benefit from improved healthcare following the publication of the first ever government-led Women’s Health Strategy for England.

North East stroke patients set to benefit from telemedicine expansion

Stroke patients across the North East are set to benefit from the expansion of a successful telemedicine project in the hope of speeding up care and improving patient outcomes.

Move to strip GMC of power to appeal tribunal decisions in 2023

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has welcomed commitment from DHSC to progress legislation that will finally strip the GMC of its power to appeal fitness to practise decisions in 2023.

HCWs say that almost half of their patients are unnecessarily residing on wards

A newly published survey of hospital and social care workers shines new light on the underlying issues causing delayed discharge, with thousands of patients left stuck in hospital for an estimated average of 12 days despite record high waiting times for patients requiring care.

Royal College of Radiologists sounds alarm over planned cuts to diagnostic capacity to fund NHS pay rises

Following the Government’s announcement that pay increases for NHS workers must come from existing budgets, NHS leaders are being forced to cut investment in the expansion of diagnostic capacity and new technologies, including improved IT infrastructure, two essential areas required to tackle the NHS backlog.

Skin cancer death rates in men risen dramatically in the last 50 years

Skin cancer death rates in UK men have more than tripled since the early 1970s, according to new analysis released today by Cancer Research UK.

Registration now open for Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Conference

Centred on the theme, 'Innovations in Dementia Research: What the Future Holds for Dementia Clinical Practice', Alzheimer’s Research UK's conference is taking place at The Royal College of Physicians on 14 October.

NHS backlogs threaten doctors as well as patients, GMC warns

Post-pandemic NHS backlogs threaten the health and wellbeing of thousands of doctors, as well as their patients, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned in a new report.

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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