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New projects to kickstart future vaccine development awarded £25m

Three projects designed to build our understanding of viruses and how the immune system reacts to different challenges will share £25m in new funding from UK Research and Innovations (UKRI).

Researchers applying AI to make brain surgery safer and more effective

UCLH and UCL researchers and engineers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to make brain surgery safer and more effective.

New drug trialled to protect people with an impaired immune system against COVID-19

The first UK participant in a portion of a study looking at a new investigational medication for COVID-19 has received their initial dose of the drug at UCLH.

New funding to ensure 370 million children receive polio vaccinations

The European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new financing partnership to address critical global health opportunities: eradicating polio and ensuring that innovations in health are more accessible to the people who need them most.

More than 2 million years of life are lost to cancer each year

Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK, published in the British Journal of Cancer.

NHS delivers on target for 10,000 virtual ward beds

The NHS has delivered on its ambition to roll out 10,000 virtual ward beds by the end of September, new figures show. More than 240,000 patients have now been treated on virtual wards, with research showing people who are treated at home recover at the same rate or faster than those treated in hospital.

30ft robot to power e-prescription service

Pharmacierge, a leading e-Prescription MedTech for private clinicians, has announced a substantial 5,500 sq ft expansion in Wimpole Street, set to create central London’s largest robotically-enabled dispensary, which will be equipped with a 30ft dispensing robot.

FREE webinar on treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

A FREE webinar hosted by CSJ and BIOHIT HealthCare will tackle key issues in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 'Proactive vs reactive therapeutic drug monitoring in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)' will take place on the 26th of October at 11 am, and will include a Q&A with top IBD experts, Professor Limdi and Dr Selinger. This webinar is a must for gastroenterologists, clinical scientists, pharmacists, general practitioners and health professionals with an interest in gastroenterology.

Safety warnings to be provided to all patients with every valproate-containing medicine

Valproate-containing medicines will be dispensed in the manufacturer’s original full pack, following changes in regulations that came into effect on Wednesday, 11 October 2023. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published new guidance for dispensers to support this change.

Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) launches  programme targeting AMR

Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) – a leading UK-based digital health and social care agency – is launching a new programme aimed at combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at Global Health 2023.

UK launches its first national total-body PET platform for drug discovery

A partnership between Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK will deliver scientific breakthroughs with the launch of the UK's first-of-its-kind national total-body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging platform for drug discovery.

Microsure secures €38 million to advance its microsurgical robot

Microsure has announced the successful closing of its Series B2 investment round securing € 38 million in development capital. With this funding, Microsure will finalise development of its newest microsurgical robot MUSA-3 for clinical studies followed by FDA clearance in the US and CE-mark in Europe.

NICE says non-invasive weight loss procedure can be an option to treat obesity

A procedure which reduces the size of the stomach by two-thirds to help people living with obesity to lose weight has been deemed safe and effective to be used in the NHS, NICE has said.

Major trial highlights potential for drone use in NHS

A major trial has proved the potential to deliver crucial medical supplies to hospitals via drone – saving time, money and carbon emissions.

Expansion of medical school places to be accelerated to next year

Students will be able to apply to new medical school places a year early as the government has announced it will fund 205 additional places for students starting in 2024, accelerating a commitment in the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan published in June.

Government announces £30 million investment in MedTech for NHS

The government has announced it will invest £30 million in innovative medical technology to help ease pressures on the NHS this winter, which could include the expansion of 3D checks that speed up cancer tests and novel logistics solutions such as the use of drones.

Revealing the value of therapeutic drug monitoring in gastrointestinal medicine

BIOHIT HealthCare is pleased to announce its upcoming webinar titled 'Proactive vs reactive therapeutic drug monitoring in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)'. The event will take place on the 26th of October at 11 am, and will include a live Q&A with the expert speakers, moderated by The Clinical Services Journal.

More than one in four NHS staff absences due to anxiety, stress and depression

Anxiety/stress/depression/other psychiatric illnesses were the most reported reasons for sickness, accounting for over 502,570 full time equivalent days lost and 26.4% of all sickness absence in May 2023. This has increased since April 2023 (25.5%).

More people could be offered genetic testing for genes linked to ovarian cancer

A new draft NICE guideline for inherited ovarian cancer recommends that more people should be tested for genes linked to ovarian cancer.

More than half a million people have made organ donations via NHS App

People across England are being encouraged to use the NHS App as an easy way to register their organ donation decision – as more than 7,000 patients actively wait for a transplant.

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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
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National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
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Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

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6th June 2024

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