Stroke concern rising amid COVID-19 crisis warns top charity

Concerns are mounting that people across the UK who have a stroke or TIA/mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack) are not calling 999 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Safety body highlights ‘devastating impact’ of missed ectopic pregnancy

Prompt referral to early pregnancy services can make the difference between life and death in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancies, a report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has warned.

Simple blood test can check for more than 50 cancers

Researchers have found a simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer. Investigators involved in the study including researchers from UCL hope that their findings bring them one step nearer a multi-cancer screening test that can be used across populations.

Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered.

New digital tool to help spot signs of delirium to be rolled out in Greater Manchester hospitals

More patients will be diagnosed quicker and receive treatment when they arrive at hospital with delirium, as a new project expands in Greater Manchester.

Artificial intelligence could help predict future diabetes cases

Machine learning could help predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to researchers in Japan.

Biomaterial discovery enables 3D printing of tissue-like vascular structures

An international team of scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.

Sharp rise in NHS negligence claims for lack of informed consent

Negligence claims against the NHS due to failure to inform patients before they consent to procedures have spiralled up since a landmark legal ruling in 2015, a new study has found.

Association For Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference Postponed

The Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Executive Committee has announced the postponement of the 2020 Annual Conference, which was due to take place on 18th - 19th May in Bristol. The official statement reads as follows:

NICE publishes guideline on diagnosis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Publication of the new guideline on the diagnosis and management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) follows an extended period of stakeholder engagement. In particular, NICE has looked at the use of a technique for repairing unruptured aneurysms called endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Technology leaders expand alliance to advance integrated operating rooms

The 4 Medical IT Alliance has announced the appointment of Fulbourn Medical as the official supplier of its integrated operating room and video imaging, workflow management and surgical display systems to hospitals in the UK and Ireland.

Gut bacteria implicated in bowel cancer

A common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer, according to research funded by a £20 million Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award and published in Nature.

CQC halts inspections in wake of COVID-19

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it will be stopping routine inspections from today, Monday 16 March.

HEE launches MedTech innovation programme

Health Enterprise East (HEE), a leading NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy, has been awarded a £1m grant to deliver the MedTech Navigator programme with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

New guidance on prolonged disorders of consciousness

New guidelines from the Royal College of Physicians and endorsed or supported by a further 15 health bodies offer updated guidance on the diagnosis, assessment, care and management of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness.

Mobile lung screening set to save lives

A new mobile lung screening unit is set to carry out up to 54 lung health checks every day, in Hull, as part of an initiative to save lives through earlier diagnosis of cancer.

Strategic collaboration announced by NICE and Health Technology Wales

A strategic partnership between the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Technology Wales (HTW) will increase collaboration between the two agencies on planning and information sharing over the assessment of medical technologies.

Prisoners missing out on hospital treatment

Four in ten hospital appointments made for prisoners are cancelled or missed, they receive around a quarter less hospital care than expected compared to the general population, and there are signs of lapses of care within prison for certain groups.

Calls to improve diversity to build better technology and healthcare cultures

​Ahead of her keynote speech at the Rewired 2020 conference, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, president of techUK, has emphasised how diversity and inclusion is required to build better technology, teams and cultures in healthcare.

Royal College of Physicians urges MPs to address NHS workforce crisis

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has written to MPs in the West Midlands to highlight the shortage of consultants and higher specialty trainees (HSTs) in their area and call for them to put pressure on the Government to urgently address the NHS workforce crisis.

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