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Increase in neonatal sepsis deaths caused by drug-resistant bacterial infections

​A large study focusing on newborn babies with clinically diagnosed sepsis has revealed the impact of antibiotic resistance on neonatal sepsis, a major cause of death in newborns.

New initiative to improve air quality around hospitals and community health hubs

Poor air quality in the UK is an increasing health concern and is adding to the burden on the NHS. Approximately 30% of preventable deaths in England are due to non-communicable diseases specifically connected to air pollution. Unless air quality is improved, the health and social care costs of air pollution in England could reach £18.6 billion by 2035.

Vote of confidence in Scotland’s growing HealthTech sector

ABHI, a leading UK industry association for health technology, has launched ABHI Scotland to help Scotland’s HealthTech community attract new investment and to bring the work of healthcare innovators to more patients at home and abroad.

Pioneering AI diagnostics company wins life science innovation award

A British AI start-up that is pioneering software for detecting lung cancer from x-rays has won an award considered the 'Nobel Prize of health technology'.

Government announces ten-year plan to tackle dementia

A new ten-year plan to tackle dementia will be published later this year, Sajid Javid has confirmed. Speaking at the Alzheimer’s Society Conference 2022, the Health and Social Care Secretary confirmed the ten-year plan will focus on how new medicines and emerging science and technology can be harnessed to improve outcomes for dementia patients across the country.

Pandemic Science Hub to develop better drugs to fight lung disease

A new multi-million pound research programme to develop treatments for lung infections such as COVID-19 and future pandemics has been announced at the University of Edinburgh with support from a significant donation by Baillie Gifford.

NICE issues guideline on oxygen therapy for wounds

An innovative treatment for non-healing chronic wounds could lead to significant improvements in healing time and pain reduction, according to new advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Made in Britain brings together UK healthcare manufacturers for ‘Innovation Nation’

On 19th May, Made in Britain will host a panel discussion at the Healthcare Show, highlighting some of the latest innovations in UK healthcare manufacturing and analysing the sector’s opportunities and challenges in reaching international markets.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust adopts cervical cancer diagnostic tool

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has adopted the ZedScan diagnostic medical device to further improve the diagnosis of cervical cancer and pre-cancer in women referred to its colposcopy clinics at Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent.

AI tool could dramatically decrease diagnostic times for psoriatic arthritis patients

Researchers in Israel have shown that a new machine-learning tool can speed up the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by up to 4 years, potentially preventing irreversible joint damage and deteriorating function for sufferers.

Record number of diagnostic tests performed

The NHS performed a record number of diagnostic tests for March while continuing to bring down the number of longest waiters for elective treatment, as part of the most ambitious catch up plan in NHS history, new figures show.

Gallstone disease shown to be strong predictor of pancreatic cancer

Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) were six times more likely to have had gallstone disease within the year prior to diagnosis than non-cancer patients, suggesting gallstones could be a warning sign for this aggressive and deadly cancer, according to research to be presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022.

Hormonal changes during menopause are directly related to decline in cardiovascular health

Levels of bad cholesterol rise during menopause, and 10% of this increase is due to shifts in sex hormones, according to the findings of research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.

Pioneering midwifery project to help overcome language barriers

​A group of midwives who are pioneering antenatal classes to help non-English-speaking pregnant women and other pregnant people through pregnancy and birth have adopted an award-winning mobile and web-based healthcare communications app to help overcome language barriers.

Communicating with a mask: free resource supports healthcare workforce

Performing Medicine, a specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, has released a free interactive resource, with accompanying audio guide, to support easier and more effective communication for the healthcare workforce while wearing a mask.

Collaboration on auto-injector technology

Owen Mumford has signed an exclusive agreement with Stevanato Group for the Aidaptus auto-injector. The agreement makes Stevanato Group an exclusive manufacturing partner for the Owen Mumford designed auto-injector, offering a full set of capabilities to its pharmaceutical customers.

RCN calls for reduced glove use to protect the planet

The Royal College of Nursing is calling on health and care staff to think ‘is this necessary?’ every time they reach for the examination gloves and to ‘make one change’ during Glove Awareness Week (2-9 May).

NHS Confederation, NHS England and NHS Improvement unite on Expo

NHS Confederation, NHS England and NHS Improvement have joined forces to bring together two long-standing conferences and create a new event: NHS ConfedExpo. NHS ConfedExpo will run for two days on 15 and 16 June 2022 at ACC Liverpool.

NHS Confederation and IPPR partner for major review of health, places and prosperity

The NHS Confederation has teamed up with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to explore how the NHS, public services and local government can work together to build health across a whole health economy.

GIRFT videos highlight measures to improve insulin safety for inpatients

Three videos highlighting the importance of patients with diabetes being able to administer their own insulin while in hospital are being shared by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, to co-incide with Insulin Safety Week 2022.

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BSG LIVE 22

ICC, Birmingham
20th – 23rd June 2022

EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

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

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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

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