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UK innovation increases cervical cancer detection

​New peer reviewed research published by the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology shows that use of ZedScan in diagnostic screening significantly increased the detection of cancer and potential cancer.

Rheumatology: experts debate the urgent need for reform in the UK

Under pressure rheumatology departments, a shortage of staff and the role community services can play in leading initial assessments and early treatment, will all be debated in an eagerly-anticipated Connect Health Change webinar, titled: ‘Community rheumatology services – now essential for 2022/23’.

New AI population health tool identifies 8 out of 10 people who will need emergency admission

An AI tool which was recently tested on NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s existing patient data has proved it can identify 83 per cent of people who would otherwise need unplanned hospital care months in advance.

BSG LIVE focuses on gastroenterology and hepatology

After over two years without a face-to-face meeting, the BSG Annual Meeting, BSG LIVE, will take place at The ICC, Birmingham on the 20-23 June 2022.

New £30 million translational partnership to accelerate new treatments for dementia

LifeArc and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have launched a new partnership to accelerate development of new diagnostic tests, treatments, and devices from scientific research discoveries to benefit people with dementia, which around 900,000 people in the UK are living with.

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out vision for year ahead

Speaking at the NHS Confederation conference, Sajid Javid has outlined plans for the year ahead highlighting the publication of a digital health and care plan, health disparities white paper and the NHS’s first-ever 15-year workforce strategy.

Health Foundation: nurses’ basic earnings have fallen by 5% in real terms

The Health Foundation has published new analysis exploring trends in NHS nurses’ pay. The analysis looks at the impact of the current high inflation and other factors affecting nurse pay and discusses how the current NHS staff pay determination process could be improved to meet NHS workforce priorities.

Home-testing option announced for IBD patients

BIOHIT HealthCare has announced that it is now the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Preventis GmbH’s SmarTest Calprotectin Home, a digital self-test system that combines a faecal calprotectin test with a smartphone app.

Partnership to support advances in the operating room

FUJIFILM Healthcare Europe has announced a new partnership with the ‘Augmented Operating Room’ (BOpA) Innovation Chair to accelerate the development of digital technologies for surgery.

New UK data presented at NHS ConfedExpo reveals patient experience is in decline

New data presented at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo (15-16 June 2022) reveals patient experience over the past year has been steadily declining – with the gap widening between the best and worst performing regions.

NHS risks losing one third of ethnic minority doctors due to racism, finds BMA report

A landmark BMA report into racism in medicine has revealed a profession in danger of a major exodus of doctors of ethnic minority backgrounds, due to persistent and intolerable levels of racism faced at a personal and institutional level.

Report finds evidence of racial inequality for staff working in health and social care

Lower-paid health and social care workers, who played a pivotal front-line role during the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced bullying, racism and harassment at work according to their evidence to an inquiry conducted by Britain’s equality regulator, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Use of magnets in cardiology explored by robotics engineers

A multidisciplinary team of robotics and electronic systems engineers working with cardiologists and materials scientists has developed a medical robotic apparatus that uses an external magnetic field to precisely and remotely control guidewires through tiny and tortuous blood vessels.

Simple dietary intervention could amount to billions in healthcare cost savings

New research published in Nutrients shows that people with a higher blood DHA level are 49% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease vs. those with lower levels, according to the Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI).

Applications invited for Green Healthcare Leadership Programme

The Florence Nightingale Foundation and Nuffield Health are inviting applications from nurses across the independent sector (including registered nurses in hospitals, hospices, not-for-profits) for a new, bespoke leadership development programme called the Green Healthcare Leadership Programme.

NICE recommends treatment for people with short bowel syndrome

A potentially life-changing treatment has been recommended for people with short bowel syndrome who are aged one year and above after NICE published final draft guidance.

Patients to have earlier access to cutting-edge treatments on NHS

Up to £340 million has been made available through the Innovative Medicines Fund to purchase the most promising medicines and fast-track them to patients to give adults and children the best chances of survival, recovery or a healthier, longer life.

New reports show staff shortages continue to hold back cancer care

Two new reports by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have found that the UK had a 17% shortfall of clinical oncologists, and a 29% shortfall of consultant radiologists, last year. The latest findings have highlighted the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.

Shake-up in health and social care leadership

The Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has welcomed the publication of an independent review of health and adult social care leadership, led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard – and has accepted all seven transformative recommendations.

IPS Impact Awards 2022 now open for entry

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS), which represents professionals working in infection prevention and control, has launched its new IPS Impact Awards programme.

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