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NHS staff honoured with George Cross presentation

The head of England’s NHS has praised the exceptional efforts and skill of health service staff across the country, after being presented the George Cross by Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle.

Extra beds, staff and capacity needed across the NHS

Research carried out by the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre finds that the next decade will see increases in demand for services from rising levels of chronic disease and a rapidly ageing population – putting pressure on hospital services that are already stretched with bed occupancy rates of close to 90%.

RCN: new Health Secretary must support nursing staff with an immediate pay rise

The RCN has responded to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation, calling on new Health Secretary Steve Barclay to prioritise making the right decision on the next NHS pay award.

Patients to benefit following clinical research boost

Patients across the UK will benefit from a supercharged clinical research system, backed by £175 million of dedicated investment, which will save lives across the country.

Head injuries in children linked to reduced brain size and learning difficulties

Traumatic brain injury may lead to reduced brain size in some children and teenagers which can be linked to cognitive problems, a new study shows.

Nitric oxide reduces hospital stay in pregnant patients with COVID-19 pneumonia

High dose inhaled nitric oxide gas (iNO) is a safe and effective respiratory therapy for pregnant women hospitalised with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, resulting in a more rapid weaning from supplemental oxygen and reduced length of hospital stay, according to a research team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Tackling the environmental impact of nitrous oxide emission

Gas control specialists BPR Medical and Medclair, a leading Sweden-based specialist in safe nitrous oxide use, have signed an agreement that gives BPR exclusive rights to supply Medclair’s mobile nitrous oxide conversion technology in the UK and Ireland.

New treatments to tackle pandemic of drug-resistant infections

New treatments to tackle drug-resistant infections that pose the greatest threat to global health are to be developed following a multi-million-pound investment by the UK government.

More than a quarter of GP and general practice nursing posts could be vacant in 10 years

New analysis published by the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a crippling shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the coming decade.

Report reveals underestimated risks of surgical plume

Perioperative practitioners in the UK are universally concerned about the risk surgical smoke plume poses to their health. Yet less than a fifth are aware of any policy being in place to manage this risk within their organisation.

EBME Expo shines a spotlight on MedTech challenges and opportunities

The EBME Expo took place this week (28-29 June) and proved to be a well-attended and informative event – providing a showcase for thought-provoking insights into biomedical engineering and operating theatre technology.

Researchers identify safer treatment for IV fluids

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City finds there may be a better and safer treatment option for emergency department and hospital patients than saline solution, which is used as an IV fluid and is one of the most prescribed medical therapies.

Government unveils digital plans for healthcare

The Government has published its plan for digital health and social care, which sets out a vision for transforming health and care with digital technology.

Rising numbers of doctors join NHS specialty training

More doctors than ever have applied for NHS specialty training programmes with a rise in the number of posts and applicants for the fifth year in a row.

B. Braun Avitum becomes exclusive UK distributor for Physidia

B. Braun Avitum has become the exclusive UK distributor for Physidia, the French-based manufacturer of a dedicated home dialysis machine, in a move which should help improve the quality of life and independence of many more patients.

East of England Trusts to digitise pathology

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will collaborate with medical imaging technology partner Sectra to deploy digital pathology.

Surgeon trade union calls for parental leave shake-up

The UK’s sole trade union for the surgical community has called for a shake-up in parental leave protocols, having revealed that NHS employees are being left in the dark, or even left feeling discriminated against, when they are pregnant and/or seeking parental leave.

Creating a ‘clinical satnav’ for doctors will save lives, say digital health experts

Providing better computerised advice for routine medical decisions will save lives and help to solve problems like over-prescription of antibiotics, according to a new report by the professional body for IT.

ABHI Joins Forces with Department for International Trade at MEDICA 2022

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is delighted to announce that it will be joining forces with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to co-deliver the flagship ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA Trade Fair.

Leeds neurosurgeons to trial ultrafast scanner to accelerate treatment for brain tumours

Neurosurgeons at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will trial a high-tech tissue scanner to speed up treatment for patients with brain tumours.

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