IDSc Annual Conference Postponed

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) has announced the postponement of their Annual Conference, which was due to take place in November at Celtic Manor.

Future Surgery Virtual to highlight innovation in surgery

Driven by advances in digital technology, precision medicine and the need for improved patient safety the future of surgery is changing, and fast.

Medica 2020 to become digital event, in wake of COVID-19

Medica 2020 and Compamed 2020 will take place entirely online from 16 to 19 November.

Register for FIS / HIS International online conference

The FIS / HIS International Conference will now take place online between 9 and 11 November 2020.

One third of surgeons and nurses experience harmful allergic reactions

With clinical staff working hard to clear the elective backlog created by Coronavirus, a new global survey has revealed that a high proportion of surgeons and nurses are suffering from harmful allergic reactions, including blisters and rashes.

New spirometry training webinars

NDD Medical Technologies is now offering free, live spirometry training sessions to enhance confidence in lung function testing and ensure the most accurate results.

NICE announces programme of virtual events

NICE has announced that it will be hosting a series of free virtual events this autumn including the Shared Learning Awards 2020.

Healthcare workers urged to have flu jab

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers.

CE approval secured for SAFIRA anaesthesia device

Medovate has announced it has received CE Mark Approval for its medical device SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia).

RLDatix acquires oneSource solution for medical devices management

RLDatix has announced that it has acquired the medical equipment SaaS database, oneSource, extending its portfolio of patient safety and risk management solutions.

Important lessons from COVID-19 battle for war on AMR, says think tank

​If unchecked, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will “have the same impact on people’s lives and the economy that COVID-19 is having,” according to former Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, in a new report by the independent think tank, Reform.

Hostility linked with higher risk of death after second heart attacks

Heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could be putting their health at risk, according to the latest research.

People in most deprived areas almost twice as likely to visit A&E

There were almost twice as many attendances to A&E departments in England for the 10% of the population living in the most deprived areas (3.1 million), compared with the least deprived 10% (1.6 million) in 2019-20, according to official figures.

PHE warns of surge in cases of gonorrhoea

A new report by Public Health England (PHE) shows the number of annual gonorrhoea diagnoses rose 26% between 2018 and 2019 (from 56,232 to 70,936).

Safety warning on foreign body aspiration during intubation

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation.

NHS junior doctors to benefit from training in independent hospitals

​Junior doctors in the NHS will now be able to undertake their training in independent hospitals thanks to a new agreement reached between independent healthcare providers and the NHS.

Funding secured for project to improve angina care

A project at the university of Leeds aiming to improve the investigation and management of patients with suspected angina has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

New electronic discharge summaries save the NHS time and admin costs

Hospitals across England will soon be able to send secure and standardised clinical patient discharge summaries and outpatient attendance information electronically to GP systems.

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results.

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic.