New treatments to tackle drug-resistant infections that pose the greatest threat to global health are to be developed following a multi-million-pound investment by the UK government.
New analysis published by the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the coming decade.
Perioperative practitioners in the UK are universally concerned about the risk surgical smoke plume poses to their health. Yet less than a fifth are aware of any policy being in place to manage this risk within their organisation.
The EBME Expo took place this week (28-29 June) and proved to be a well-attended and informative event – providing a showcase for thought-provoking insights into biomedical engineering and operating theatre technology.
A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City finds there may be a better and safer treatment option for emergency department and hospital patients than saline solution, which is used as an IV fluid and is one of the most prescribed medical therapies.
More doctors than ever have applied for NHS specialty training programmes with a rise in the number of posts and applicants for the fifth year in a row.
B. Braun Avitum has become the exclusive UK distributor for Physidia, the French-based manufacturer of a dedicated home dialysis machine, in a move which should help improve the quality of life and independence of many more patients.
The UK’s sole trade union for the surgical community has called for a shake-up in parental leave protocols, having revealed that NHS employees are being left in the dark, or even left feeling discriminated against, when they are pregnant and/or seeking parental leave.
Providing better computerised advice for routine medical decisions will save lives and help to solve problems like over-prescription of antibiotics, according to a new report by the professional body for IT.
The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is delighted to announce that it will be joining forces with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to co-deliver the flagship ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA Trade Fair.
Neurosurgeons at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will trial a high-tech tissue scanner to speed up treatment for patients with brain tumours.
Under pressure rheumatology departments, a shortage of staff and the role community services can play in leading initial assessments and early treatment, will all be debated in an eagerly-anticipated Connect Health Change webinar, titled: ‘Community rheumatology services – now essential for 2022/23’.
An AI tool which was recently tested on NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s existing patient data has proved it can identify 83 per cent of people who would otherwise need unplanned hospital care months in advance.
After over two years without a face-to-face meeting, the BSG Annual Meeting, BSG LIVE, will take place at The ICC, Birmingham on the 20-23 June 2022.
LifeArc and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have launched a new partnership to accelerate development of new diagnostic tests, treatments, and devices from scientific research discoveries to benefit people with dementia, which around 900,000 people in the UK are living with.
Speaking at the NHS Confederation conference, Sajid Javid has outlined plans for the year ahead highlighting the publication of a digital health and care plan, health disparities white paper and the NHS’s first-ever 15-year workforce strategy.
The Health Foundation has published new analysis exploring trends in NHS nurses’ pay. The analysis looks at the impact of the current high inflation and other factors affecting nurse pay and discusses how the current NHS staff pay determination process could be improved to meet NHS workforce priorities.