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£3m funding boost for local health partnerships

Six areas in England have been chosen to join the first phase of a major grant-funding and development programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and tackle health inequalities.

CSJ Infection Prevention Supplement Out Now!

The Clinical Services Journal annual Infection Prevention Supplement has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

Patient safety prompts change in airways procedure

Trusts are being recommended to adopt new practices to protect the safety of patients who need tubes inserted in their airways, as a result of a risk analysis project run by NHS Supply Chain.

New leadership for construction of 40 new hospitals

Natalie Forrest has been appointed to lead the Government's plans to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, as part of the largest hospital-building project in a generation.

Clinical engagement in digital is number one priority for Trust chiefs

A major survey of NHS IT chiefs has revealed that ensuring those at the frontline are engaged with technology is now their number one priority.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses working in the NHS

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 13,313 on last year to a record 299,184, and the number of doctors rose by 6,030 to a record 122,446,  figures to the end of September show.

'Prehabilitation' boosts recovery for older surgery patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.

Survey shows decisions 'not always based on patients' best interests'

A majority (54%) of UK healthcare professionals say factors other than patients’ best interests play a role in their day-to-day medical decision-making, according to a new survey of medical professionals from JMW Solicitors.

Review uncovers huge gender pay gap in medicine

Unequal pay between male and female medical professionals continues to be an enduring problem, according to the latest research.

NHS seeks views on next steps for assessing urgent care

Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care.

Parliamentary group established to support digital health

A Digital Health All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been constituted to highlight the benefits that successful use of data and digital health technologies can bring to the NHS, to patients and to the UK economy.

BD expands manufacturing of pre-fillable syringes

BD is investing approximately $1.2 billion to expand manufacturing capacity for pre-fillable syringes (PFS) and advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) across its six global manufacturing locations, including adding a new facility in Europe

Beta-blockers show anti-inflammatory effects in advanced liver disease

A new study has highlighted the important role of Beta-blockers in treating patients with liver disease.

Ockenden Review 'must be acted upon immediately' say Royal Colleges

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives have called for action following the publication of a damning report on failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

£600 million to upgrade and refurbish NHS hospitals

The Health Secretary has announced it is investing £600 million to tackle critical maintenance work across 178 NHS Trusts, covering almost 1,800 maintenance projects. The projects are now underway, and will be completed by March 2021.

GMC calls for medical training evolution

Medical education and training must adapt to equip doctors for the changing and complex demands of the health system, says the Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC).

Fast track pathway for heart valve disease to be launched

Aortic stenosis is a growing health problem and affects approximately 1.5 million people over the age of 65 in the UK.

Technology to detect abnormal heart rhythms recommended by NICE

NICE has published medical technology guidance which recommends the Zio XT service for detecting abnormal heart rhythms, if NHS organisations collect further evidence of its benefits.

Warning issued over chest drain incidents

Concerns have been raised over a number of incidents that have led to patient harm, prompting the publication of a National safety alert.

NHS chief confirms 11 new integrated care systems

NHS organisations will need to intensify partnership working with local authorities and the voluntary sector to tackle health inequalities resulting from COVID-19, the head of the NHS has said.

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Upcoming Events

IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

Hilton Metropole Hotel, London
7th October

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

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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