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One in five less likely to attend cancer screenings post-pandemic

A collaborative research study, involving researchers from King’s, Cardiff University and University of Surrey, has investigated the opinions people have of cancer screenings post-pandemic.

Webinar: impact of falls among the elderly population

Following the success of Medstrom’s recent webinars in 2021, the company is continuing its series with thought-provoking discussion and the exchange of evidence-based research on topical issues in healthcare.

New Innovative Medicines Fund to fast-track promising new drugs

Patients are set to benefit from early access to potentially life-saving new medicines, including cutting-edge gene therapies, thanks to a new Innovative Medicines Fund and £680 million of ring-fenced funding, the NHS chief executive has announced.

NHS staff to receive 3% pay rise

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the independent NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body for Doctors’ and Dentists’ Renumeration (DDRB).

CMO annual report highlights health challenges in coastal communities

The Chief Medical Officer’s 2021 annual report has highlighted the substantially higher burden of physical and mental health conditions in coastal communities.

Screening plan to identify youngsters at risk of early heart disease

Thousands of toddlers will be screened for an inherited gene that can cause early heart disease as part of a new national pilot programme.

HEE to review health and social care workforce plans

Health Education England has been commissioned by the Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately, to review long term strategic trends for the health and social care workforce.

Cardiovascular organisations call for action on clinician wellbeing

Clinician well-being is imperative to providing high-quality patient care, yet clinician burnout continues to increase, especially over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety alert on inappropriate anticoagulation

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of inappropriate anticoagulation of patients with a mechanical heart valve.

Winter viruses and COVID-19 could push NHS to breaking point

COVID-19, influenza, and the respiratory virus Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), could push the NHS to breaking point this winter, a new report warns.

Eight new hospitals to be built in England

Hundreds of thousands of people in England will benefit from new NHS facilities and services as ministers open the selection process for eight new hospitals, as part of the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.

MHRA supports early access to treatment for advanced lung cancer

Patients with advanced lung cancer have been given positive news on a therapy that could help meet unmet need for new treatment options.

Oesophageal cancer diagnosed with AI in world first

UCLH, UCL and spinout company Odin Vision have used artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect early signs of oesophageal cancer in a global first.

King's Fund calls for action on obesity

The King’s Fund has warned that the majority of adults in England are now overweight or obese.

NICE recommends adoption of antibacterial sutures

NICE has issued Medical Technologies Guidance which recommends the adoption of absorbable stitches with antibacterial protection.

Study shows AI solution improves radiologist accuracy

A new Lancet study has found that the diagnostic performance of a chest x-ray AI solution, improves radiologist accuracy.

COVID response helped graduates prepare for careers in medicine

Medical students who graduated early to help meet the challenge of the first wave of COVID-19 gained experience that left them better prepared for their careers as doctors, according to research for the General Medical Council (GMC) shows.

Health and Care Bill introduced to Parliament

New proposals to build a modern health and care system that delivers better care for our communities have been announced.

Health and Care Bill introduced to Parliament

New proposals to build a modern health and care system that delivers better care for our communities have been announced.

Nurses win new rights to request flexible working

RCN and other healthcare unions have won new rights aimed at giving NHS staff a better work-life balance.

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Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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4th - 5th April

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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