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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.

Government and NHS to help tackle killer heart condition

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay, has unveiled measures to tackle aortic dissection, a life-threatening heart condition that kills 2,000 people every year.

IBMS announces long-term biomedical scientist workforce plan

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) recently unveiled its long-term biomedical scientist workforce plan, including a strategy for the UK to develop the biomedical scientist workforce to operate at the highest levels of practice through training, experience and professional qualifications.

Voters send unequivocal message to increase funding for the NHS

New polling from Ipsos and the Health Foundation shows the public wants additional investment in the NHS. Four out of 5 people (80%) support additional funding for the NHS, according to the survey.

Medovate signs distributor agreement with Fannin

Medovate, the Cambridge-based medical device development company, has concluded a distribution agreement with Fannin, giving the Dublin-based company distribution rights for SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) across Ireland.

British Thoracic Society publishes clinical statement on pulmonary rehabilitation

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published a Clinical Statement that provides a snapshot of current knowledge and best practice in pulmonary rehabilitation.

New community fund gives boost to life-saving AED roll-out

London Hearts and the Mindray BeneHeart C1A AED have been selected as the supplier and defibrillator of choice by the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) for its new £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Fund.

Genetic tests could lead women to have unnecessary breast surgery

Women could be opting to have unnecessary surgery to avoid breast cancer, after being told they are at high risk from genetic test results. However, these genetic test results do not take family history into account.

CRUK’s largest ever investment in Scotland bolsters institute science

Cancer Research UK will award up to £123 million over a seven-year funding commitment to the Beatson Institute. The investment will bolster Scotland as a major global hub for cancer research and help the recruitment of international talent.

BMA survey shows public believe government should reopen pay talks

The findings from a survey of the public reveal a majority believe the Government should reopen pay talks and, crucially, should use the funds associated with covering industrial action to settle the pay dispute.

Government considers minimum service levels in hospitals during strikes

The government is considering introducing minimum service level (MSL) regulations that would require some doctors and nurses to work during strikes, in order to protect patient safety, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced.

Clanwilliam launches UK Division with new leadership team

Clanwilliam has launched a UK Division backed by a new leadership team. The new division will bring together five leading UK brands with a track record of delivering for the NHS, led by new managing director, Stuart van Rooyen.

Cardio-diabetes clinic in Lincolnshire improves outcomes for patients with diabetes following a heart attack

A cardio-diabetic outpatient service at Lincolnshire Heart Centre is helping reduce recurring heart attacks in people with diabetes by providing a holistic one-stop approach to patient care.

CMR Surgical surpasses 15,000 surgical procedures and raises $165m to support continued growth

CMR Surgical has announced that its next-generation Versius Surgical Robotic System has been used to perform more than 15,000 surgeries globally. The surgical cases span more than 130 complex and benign procedure types including colectomies, hernia repairs, hysterectomies, sacrocolpopexies, and lobectomies across seven surgical specialties.

FREE webinar: Jon Otter provides expert advice on how hand hygiene can reduce HCAIs

A top infection prevention expert will help to improve knowledge on hand hygiene with a FREE webinar. If you thought you knew everything you need to know about hand hygiene, think again...

NHS Supply Chain highlights sustainable practice

As part of NHS England’s plan to reach net carbon zero by 2040, theatres and sterile services are encouraged to review single use items used in surgery. After learning about an initiative at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, to replace single use medical holloware with the reusable equivalent, NHS Supply Chain are using the project as a guide for NHS Trusts looking at their own green plans.

Research demonstrates photodisinfection efficacy against extensively drug-resistant bacteria

Ondine Biomedical has presented new research at the 2023 International Consortium on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, demonstrating high efficacy of its patented photodisinfection technology against extensively drug-resistant (XDR) bacteria.

Government announces £200m investment to tackle winter pressures

The government has announced that it will invest £200 million with the aim of boosting resilience in the NHS and helping patients get the care they need as quickly as possible this winter.

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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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Worldwide
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16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

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