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Investigation body calls for change in how GP continuity of care is prioritised at a national level

Making continuity of care an ‘essential requirement’ for GP practices could reduce the risk of a delay in diagnosing serious health conditions, and ease significant pressure on GP’s workload and welfare, says HSSIB’s latest report.

New Clinical Executive Director appointed at NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain has announced that Michelle Johnson has been appointed as Clinical Executive Director and will be joining the organisation on 4 December 2023.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ give masterclass on robotic surgery

Surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ opened their operating theatre to health professionals from across the country when they beamed live surgical cases to a prestigious conference.

IDSc 2023: driving high standards in decontamination

Taking place at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, the IDSc annual conference provided an update on training and competency within the decontamination sector. As part of the commitment to driving improvement and ensuring patient safety, the IDSc has been working hard to address the recommendations of a recent report by the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) on the decontamination of surgical instruments.

Ground-breaking orthopaedic injection set to be used in sector first at Circle Health Group hospitals

Circle Health Group has entered into a new partnership with biotechnical company Contura International. The partnership will see the Arthrosamid injection become available to patients across the UK.

Free Webinar: Improving cyber security by extending NHS medical engineering practices

A FREE webinar on the methods used by leading Medical Engineering teams to improve cybersecurity in NHS Trusts is taking place on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT.

CMR Surgical joins forces with Ledidi to strengthen data-driven clinical practice

CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics business – has announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Ledidi, a Norwegian software company, to develop a state-of-the-art platform to host CMR's clinical registry, further strengthening CMR’s focus on data-driven clinical practice.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital celebrates award wins for radiology

The Radiography Team at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is celebrating winning two categories at the Radiology Awards 2023. The team won the Radiology Fellowship of the Year category and the Best NHS Trust for Delivering Radiology Services.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Johnson & Johnson MedTech to collaborate on innovation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Global Healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson MedTech have revealed a new strategic collaboration to drive forward health innovation plans in West Yorkshire.

Nuffield Health and Careology extend clinical technology partnership to support more patients undergoing cancer care

Careology and Nuffield Health have extended their partnership to provide people undergoing cancer treatment access to advanced digital cancer care technology at 12 Nuffield Health hospitals across the UK.

Under delivery of IV antibiotics could be a leading cause of antimicrobial resistance in the UK

A new report conducted by the office of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle has gone live shedding light on the issue of under delivery of antibiotics when administered via an IV administration set and the role this plays in the global AMR crisis. The findings demonstrate how residual volume of antibiotic that remains in the line of the IV administration set can result in patients receiving an under delivery of up to 30% of the prescribed dose, leading to possible resistance within patients owing to the accumulative effect.

NHS expands use of secure COVID-19 research platform

The NHS is to expand the use of a research platform behind the roll-out of new COVID-19 treatments to help drive life-saving advances for other major diseases.

Biggest prostate cancer screening trial in decades to start in UK

Thousands of men’s lives could be saved, as a major new prostate cancer screening trial is set to get under way in the UK, backed by £42 million from the government and Prostate Cancer UK.

Partnership announced between Brandon Medical and Device Technologies

Brandon Medical, a UK-based medical technology company, and Device Technologies, a medical solutions provider across Asia Pacific, have announced their collaborative venture to introduce cutting-edge medical equipment to Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia.

IDSc conference tackles key challenges facing the decontamination sector

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences conference and exhibition will take place on 28-29 November 2023 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel - a must attend event for all healthcare professionals that have day-to-day operational responsibilities for medical device decontamination.

NHS sets ambition to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040

The NHS has pledged to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040. Speaking at NHS Providers’ annual conference, NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard outlined how the health service can achieve the goal by making it as easy as possible for people to get the lifesaving Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and increasing cervical screening uptake. England is among the first countries in the world to set this elimination ambition within the next two decades.

Leading cancer doctors raise the alarm about “serious missteps” on cancer policy

The loss of a dedicated National Cancer Control Plan in England and Wales has been a “major misstep” at a time when the NHS is facing massive workforce shortages and cancer services have struggled to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, caution leading cancer experts in a Policy Review published in The Lancet Oncology.

NHS waiting list growing four times faster than the nurse workforce, warns RCN

New analysis from the Royal College of Nursing warns that the government’s target to recruit 50,000 nurses to the workforce to tackle the crisis facing the NHS is 'inadequate'.

GMC says doctors choosing greater career flexibility can benefit UK’s health services

Health services across the UK must adapt to rapid changes in how doctors are choosing to progress their careers, the General Medical Council (GMC) has commented in a new report.

Artificial intelligence to help boost NHS winter response and prevent avoidable admissions

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being rolled out to help identify patients at risk of needing to go to hospital, so that community NHS teams can get to them first and reduce pressures on A&Es.

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Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

World Hand Hygiene Day

Worldwide
5th May 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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