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COVID-19 vaccine authorised by medicines regulator

Tens of thousands of people will receive an effective and high-quality COVID-19 vaccine from next week, as the UK becomes the first country in the western world to authorise a vaccine.

NHS statement on Spending Review funding announcement

Below is a comment from the NHS on Sunday's announcement by the government of funding for the health service.

NHS to pilot potential blood test that detects more than 50 cancers

An innovative blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today.

Luton and Dunstable hospital adopts blood clot prevention device

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is among the first NHS hospitals to deploy the Geko device for VTE prevention in immobile acute stroke patients who cannot be prescribed the current standard of care.

Medstor and Mailbox support hospitals during pandemic

Medstor recently joined forces with sister company Mailbox to help NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) keep its food production service running smoothly during increased demand for hospital meals during COVID-19.

Positive pandemic workplace experiences 'not shared by BME doctors'

Black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors are less likely than their white counterparts to report improvements in workplace teamwork during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Mobile theatre installation enables Trust to tackle waiting lists

A UK medical technology company is helping reduce Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s cataract surgery waiting list.

MEDICA showcases medical innovations online

For the first time in the history of MEDICA, the medical trade fair took place entirely online due to the pandemic, but still attracted a total of over 1,500 exhibitors, hailing from 63 nations.

Test helps detect neurological damage caused by gluten sensitivity

A new diagnostic test leading to the earlier detection of neurological damage caused by sensitivity to gluten is being offered at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a UK NHS first.

Patients waiting for treatment on trollies has increased by 50%

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has warned that dangerous crowding and corridor care has returned to Emergency Departments in England.

£16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals

Sixteen hospitals across England will receive a share of nearly £16 million to introduce electronic prescriptions.

Most type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of heart attack and stroke

Preventing heart attacks and strokes in type 2 diabetes patients managed in primary care should be an urgent priority, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.

Sheffield Trust recognised as International Centre of Excellence

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the second centre in the UK, and one of only 21 in the world, to be awarded Centre of Excellence status by the World Endoscopy Organisation.

The countdown is on: virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED

The countdown is on: virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED hit the starting line with a full programme and innovations from around 1,400 exhibitors.

London Clinic uses artificial intelligence to advance colonoscopy

The London Clinic is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve detection of colorectal polyps.

Government expands asymptomatic testing for COVID-19

Over half a million rapid-turnaround lateral flow tests will be sent out by NHS Test and Trace to local public health leaders this week, signalling the next phase of the Government’s plan to expand asymptomatic testing for COVID-19.

CSJ November Issue Available Now!

The November 2020 issue of the Clinical Services Journal has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

GPs say elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

53% of GPs say they are concerned that fewer older adults are contacting them with symptoms compared to before the pandemic, according to new findings from Cancer Research UK.

New Epsom and St Helier hospital given green light

As part of the Government’s health infrastructure plan to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, a state-of-the-art hospital will be built in Sutton with district health services remaining in modernised buildings at Epsom and St Helier.

Law firms join forces to launch Major Trauma Group

A new national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients.

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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

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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.

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