RECENT NEWS

Landmark first surgical AI product deployed at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Digital Surgery has announced the deployment of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology stack for surgery, the first of its kind, at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

Toolkit ensures pregnant women get the right hospital treatment

A new acute care toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians and the Society of Acute Medicine provides practical guidance for healthcare staff caring for pregnant women with an urgent medical problem like chest or heart pain, breathlessness or severe headache.

Recruitment success for Trust’s training programmes

More than 100 nurses have been offered posts and 170 doctors have joined The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) since the launch of two innovative training programmes.

Clinipak now operating as Key Surgical in UK market

Clinipak has officially merged with the Key Surgical brand and will now operate as such in the UK market.

Female external catheter wins ‘Pitch in Five’ session at the IPS Conference

The Purewick™ Female external catheter from BD has been awarded first prize for the ‘Pitch in Five’ session held at the recent IPS meeting in Liverpool.

Project to develop new technology receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at Ulster University aiming to develop a better way of powering mechanical heart pumps used to treat heart failure has received a grant of almost £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

Taking action against airborne contamination

In the operating theatre, everything that comes into contact with the wound site has been sterilised except the air, which comes into contact with everything.

Life-changing treatment for children with rare disease available on NHS

Children in England with a rare condition which leads to early death are set to receive treatment on the NHS, after the health service struck a deal with manufacturers.

‘Social media influencers’ recruited to extend reach of NHS app

The search is on for nurses and other health professionals across England to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities, helping people to take back control of their own health.

Consistent rinsing for lumened instruments

Lumened instruments must be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed after each surgical procedure. The Q-Rinse system from Altomed is designed to provide an efficient, consistent and validated prewash rinse protocol for lumened instruments. The system has been developed to be used post-operatively, to provide a validated alternative to typical rinsing practices.

Mobile endoscopy unit created to meet NHS demand

Mobile medical unit provider EMS Healthcare has broadened its endoscopy offer with the launch of Trilogy+, a mobile endoscopy facility which will provide Trusts with additional scoping capacity, in light of recent changes to bowel cancer screening recommendations.

Extension to mobile theatre unit deployed in Dudley

Following the success of an initial contract, a UK medical technology company is set to continue to help an NHS hospital Trust deliver orthopaedic procedures during a refurbishment project.

Plans unveiled to transform care in early years, dementia and frailty

Greater Manchester’s NHS and Councils are working together to develop and test new advanced technologies that will join up vital information across public services and empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives.

QIST to focus on Anaemia

November’s Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) event will focus on anaemia.

‘Clean hands for all’ campaign

Skin and surface hygiene specialist, GOJO Industries-Europe is advocating making hand hygiene second nature to everyone on Global Handwashing Day (Tuesday 15 October 2019).

IBD research reaches new milestone

A platform to help find new treatments for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis has smashed researchers’ recruitment target, two years ahead of schedule.

Central Medical Supplies celebrates 30th anniversary

Staff at Leek-based Central Medical Supplies celebrated their 30th Anniversary at the end of September 2019 with the whole company coming together to recognise the business’s achievements over the past three decades.

Government announces additional capital funding for NHS hospitals

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has launched a hospital building programme as part of a major push by the Conservatives to ensure the NHS is delivering for patients across the country.

Survey reveals extent and impact of fatigue on hospital staff

Politicians, healthcare bodies and medical royal colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on the NHS workforce.

Will Health Secretary call for compulsory MMR vaccinations?

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has hinted that the Government is seeking legal advice on the introduction of compulsory vaccinations for school aged children.