Research led by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Universite Paris Cite, and supported by worldwide partners in Canada, the USA and Australia, has identified new genes that are associated with an increased risk of a type of heart attack primarily affecting young to middle-aged women.
Around 18,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates – the largest ever annual increase – are now on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) permanent register to work in the UK compared to a year ago. But concerns around the long term impact of COVID-19 on international recruitment, retention and supporting the workforce mean stormy waters may lie ahead.
EMS Healthcare has announced a new partnership with Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance to deliver a mobile health clinic in support of prostate cancer awareness.
Experienced nurses and midwives are increasingly taking on complex, autonomous and expert roles commonly referred to as ‘advanced practice’.
Three midwives working at University Hospital Southampton have won a national award for their work developing an ‘incredibly successful’ app that improves maternity care for women during their pregnancy.
Sepsis is a global health priority affecting 55 million patients worldwide and causing 11 million deaths annually. Treatment for sepsis may include prompt recognition, source control, antibiotics, fluids, vasopressors, and adjunctive therapies. Corticosteroids have been evaluated as adjunctive therapy for septic shock for more than 50 years. Despite this substantive body of research, uncertainty persists about the effects of corticosteroids on mortality.
A joint investigation published by The BMJ and The Guardian finds that NHS Trusts recorded more than 35,000 cases of rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and abusive remarks, between 2017 and 2022. The findings, which show that NHS Trusts are failing to protect staff and patients, have led to calls for an independent inquiry.
A new research centre to drive forward the latest advancements to tackle ovarian cancer is to be launched at the University of Nottingham.
An innovative new study at UCLH is investigating the feasibility of delivering a clinical trial in routine care using the electronic health record system (EHRS).
Increasing day case rates for bladder tumour surgery has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions and help the NHS achieve its ambition of net zero by the year 2040, according to a new study published in a European journal.
UKHSA has detected influenza A (H5) virus in two poultry workers, following the introduction of an asymptomatic testing programme for people who have been in contact with infected birds.
A new report by NHS Providers highlights practical steps and innovations introduced by Trusts and their partners to improve patient flow and help people get the care they need, in the right place at the right time.
New draft guidance from NICE has recommended clinicians offer laboratory-based genotype testing to people if treatment with the drug clopidogrel is being considered.
A first-of-its-kind accreditation programme to improve the quality of diabetes inpatient care across the UK is set to launch on 31 May 2023.
Substantive changes are needed to improve patient safety in prisons, according to a new study published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (JRSM) and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Practical changes such as timely access to healthcare services and better processes to mitigate medication-related harm should be prioritised, according to the researchers.
One of the leading medical technology companies, B. Braun Medical, whose UK headquarters are in Sheffield, has announced the appointment of a new UK Managing Director.
Legislation proposed by the UK Government for the regulation of physician and anaesthesia associates by the General Medical Council (GMC) has been welcomed by the regulator, although it fears some aspects will have unintended consequences.
NHS England has launched a new blended learning degree that will offer undergraduate nursing students the chance to specialise in community, primary and social care nursing.
Tens of thousands of people at increased risk of hepatitis C will be able to confidentially order self-testing kits to their home, as the NHS steps up its bid to eliminate the deadly disease.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has visited Japan for the G7 health ministers’ meeting, where he led discussions with international counterparts on how technology can be used to improve patient care, reduce pressure on health and social care staff and cut waiting times for patients.