Examining moral courage in the operating room
Danielle Quintana, certified perioperative nurse and assistant clinical professor at the University of Houston College of Nursing, has conducted the first concept analysis on surgical conscience among perioperative nurses, those charged with overseeing surgical safety and sterile fields, or asepsis (the absence of bacteria, viruses and other organisms), inside hospital operating rooms.
Exercise is medicine for cancer and every dose counts - even in late stages in the disease
It is well-known exercise has many benefits, but new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has revealed just how critically important it can be – even for people with advanced cancer.
Investigating health impacts for babies born to women from ethnic minorities
Babies born to black mothers in richer countries are more likely to be stillborn or die in the first four weeks of life than those born to white women, NIHR-funded research finds.
BMA: Use of private sector to clear COVID backlog does not address workforce crisis
BMA council chair, Professor Philip Banfield, has criticised the Government’s plans to “unlock capacity in the independent health sector” to tackle the COVID backlog. He claims that placing further reliance on the private sector is “an admission by this Government that the NHS is not adequately funded or resourced”.
New figures on NHS performance released
NHS England has reported that NHS staff continue to make progress on ambitious catch-up plans, with elective waiting lists for 18 weeks and 18 months reducing in October. Tens of thousands more people received the diagnostic tests and checks they needed in October, with over 63,000 more compared to the previous month (2,055,449 in October – up from 1,992,370 in September.)
£50 million research funding for motor neurone disease
The Government says it will cut red tape in order to speed up research into motor neurone disease (MND) across the UK, with immediate investment, so NHS patients can benefit from cutting-edge treatment and medicines.
HIV transmission declining but progress slowed by pandemic
The latest data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) that new HIV diagnoses in England fell by nearly a third between 2019 and 2021 (from 2,986 to 2,023).
Unfair treatment of nurses deterring students from entering profession, says RCN
New UCAS figures show a 10% fall in the number of students accepted onto UK nursing courses. The RCN claims people are being put off nursing by ‘the poor and unfair treatment the profession gets, often at the hands of politicians.’
HSIB warns time allocated for pregnancy and postnatal blood clot risk assessments is ‘not enough’
Pregnant women and pregnant people could suffer a potentially fatal blood vessel blockage if their risk is not properly assessed during pregnancy and the first six weeks after birth, says HSIB’s latest report.
Adopt point of care testing to cut carbon emissions, say over 80% of GPs
Point of care diagnostics must not be overlooked if the NHS is to achieve its goal of becoming the world’s first net zero health service. The majority of the workforce (83%) is already persuaded of the climate benefits of adopting the new technology, according to a survey of 200 GPs in the UK.
New Elective Recovery Taskforce launched
The Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, claims that patients will have quicker access to treatment and lifesaving diagnostic tests, close to home, through the launch of a new Elective Recovery Taskforce and approval of 19 one-stop-shops for tests, checks and scans.
Action to bolster NHS workforce and retain senior doctors
The Government has launched a consultation on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme, to retain experienced NHS clinicians and remove the barriers to staff returning from retirement.
Double sustainability award success for BPR Medical
BPR Medical’s work to trial the nitrous oxide conversion unit with Newcastle Hospitals and Medclair has been recognised in two awards.
Use of hearing aids and cochlear implants associated with a decreased risk of cognitive decline
Researchers have published findings which suggest that the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants can reduce the risk of developing dementia by slowing down cognitive decline, such as memory loss.
Decontamination “must be at the forefront” of medical device innovation
The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) recently hosted its first face-to-face annual conference since the pandemic, bringing together a host of top decontamination experts at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss the latest hot topics.
Thousands of beds taken up every day as NHS contends with ‘perfect storm’ of winter pressures
The number of beds taken up by patients fit to be discharged is more than a quarter higher than the start of December last year, new figures show.
NHS set to eliminate Hepatitis C ahead of rest of the world
The NHS is on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2025 thanks to a pioneering drug deal that is helping dramatically cut deaths – five years ahead of global targets.
New obesity treatments and technology to save the NHS billions
Cutting-edge obesity treatments and technologies which can help people shed 20% of their weight could soon be offered to NHS patients thanks to a £20 million research boost, the Government has announced.
Government to use Vaccine Taskforce model to tackle health challenges
NHS patients are set to benefit from cutting-edge new treatments and technologies as the Government introduces a Vaccine Taskforce style approach to tackling some of the biggest public health challenges facing the UK.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust invests in patient warming solutions
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) has converted to using the Mistral-Air Forced Air Warming systems and blankets from Central Medical Supplies (CMS), for use across hospitals in the Trust.
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