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Nearly one in five patients with heart disease use mental health drugs

Antidepressants and other psychiatric medications are associated with an almost doubled risk of premature death in patients with heart conditions, according to the latest research.

NHS strikes new COVID surge deal with independent sector

Local hospitals will be able to quickly activate surge capacity in the independent sector as part of the national COVID response, under a new deal.

Liver fat directly raises risk of type 2 diabetes

Research, funded Diabetes UK, has revealed that having higher levels of fat in the liver, and having a smaller pancreas, directly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Record level of flu jab uptake in those aged 65 and over

More people aged 65 and over have received their flu vaccine this year than ever before. However, uptake in pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions, and preschoolers remains behind uptake in older adults.

Advanced melanoma treatment approved by NICE

​The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for some adults in England with a type of advanced melanoma skin cancer.

BMA calls for action on workforce crisis

New data on both GP workforce numbers and staffing in hospitals show that we cannot afford to lose more valuable doctors, the British Medical Association has warned.

NHS recovery jeopardised by staffing crisis

The Health and Social Care Committee’s Report on clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic finds that the elective recovery plans are threatened by a crisis in emergency care.

Adult epilepsy treatment reduces seizures in children

A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and safe for children, according to a Rutgers study.

Study boosts understanding of surgical complication

Older patients across China took part in a major multi-centre randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture if they had a general anaesthesia or a regional anaesthesia.

Dislocation after hip replacement: findings on implant positioning

A study using artificial intelligence to analyse radiographs from thousands of patients after hip replacement surgery redefines the acetabular "safe zone" to help avoid the risk of dislocation.

Charity urges action on preventing surgical fires in the NHS

A debate on preventing surgical fires in the NHS has been held in Westminster Hall, after the issue was put forward by Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford.

‘Frequent attenders’ comprise 4 in every 10 family doctor consultation

‘Frequent attenders’ now make up around 4 in every 10 family doctor (GP) consultations in England, and the proportion of such patients has risen over the past two decades.

ABHI appoints new director of Government affairs

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has named Eleanor Charsley as its new director of Government affairs.

Promising drug to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia

​A proof-of-concept trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has identified a drug that may offer benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Limited recovery from long-COVID one year after hospitalisation

People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms at five months show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge.

NICE recommends offering PrEP to people at high risk of HIV

People at the highest risk of catching HIV should be offered Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), NICE has recommended for the first time.

Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital Achieves ‘Outstanding’ Rating

Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, part of the wider Nuffield Health Charity, has achieved the highest possible rating of excellence by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in October 2021.

Oxford University AI project receives Heart Research UK grant

Oxford University researchers could enable safer CT imaging of blood vessels through the development of a computational method which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate ‘contrast enhanced’ CT scans without contrast dye.

Is surgical smoke the most overlooked hazard in operating theatres?

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched an anonymous survey in a bid to better understand the health risks associated with exposure to surgical smoke plume, and the policies currently in place to minimise these risks within UK.

CQC reports improvements in young people’s experience of hospital care

The majority of young people who attended hospital as an inpatient or day case patient during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were happy with the care they received, said that they were well looked after and that their privacy was respected.

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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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