Community diagnostic centres may struggle to reduce NHS backlog, warns King’s Fund
New community diagnostic centres may struggle to live up to ministers’ promises to improve access to services and reduce the NHS backlog, warns a new briefing on NHS diagnostics from The King’s Fund.
New chain brings healthcare to the high street
Living Room Health has launched this October with the first of two clinics in Paddington, London and East Street, Brighton with further openings planned throughout 2023.
Over seven million people now waiting for NHS treatment
Responding to the latest publication of the NHS performance statistics and the Estates Returns Information for 2021/22, Tim Gardner, senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, has issued a warning that the NHS is under severe strain.
Accelerator programme selects innovations to tackle NHS challenges
A digital self-service AI solution that empowers patients to help themselves and an innovative clinical platform that helps reduce health inequalities by matching patients to the right care pathway are some of the innovations selected for Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network’s digital health accelerator programme, Propel@YH.
GIRFT webinar: helping teams to maximise capacity
Breast surgery teams are invited to sign up for a webinar to learn more about using soon-to-be published Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) data on the Model Health System (MHS) to help maximise capacity.
Doctors on mission to reverse a million UK chronic disease cases
Four NHS doctors are on a mission to reverse a million chronic disease cases and save the NHS from record levels of post-pandemic demand and staff burnout.
Parents warned about dangers of children missing vaccines
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date with all their routine childhood immunisations including polio and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This comes as new data shows vaccination coverage for young children fell last year for virtually all programmes.
New targeted lung cancer screening programme on the horizon
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has given a positive recommendation for the introduction of the country’s first targeted national cancer screening programme.
Improving access to medical supplies in low-income countries
Leicester-based procurement services organisation Unimed Procurement Services (Unimed) has joined forces with International Health Partners (IHP) to create a long-lasting partnership dedicated to supplying life-saving medical supplies to countries in need.
RCS England publishes 'Parents in Surgery' report
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has published a new report documenting issues related to parenthood that affect surgeons, and recommending changes in culture and practice. ‘Parents in Surgery’ is a flagship initiative established by the College in response to recommendations made by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.
Intuitive donates early version of its da Vinci surgical system to Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has unveiled a da Vinci Si robotic-assisted surgical system in the College’s newly transformed headquarters, donated by Intuitive.
Planning for a new Richmondshire health and care campus gets the go-ahead
Formal planning approval has been granted for the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus, bringing construction of a brand-new health and care facility for Richmondshire a step closer.
New CT scanners to improve closer-to-home cardiac and stroke imaging
University Hospital Crosshouse, a busy district general hospital with an Emergency Department (ED) serving the population of East and North Ayrshire in Scotland, has recently installed two new Artificial Intelligent (AI)-assisted CT scanners into its Medical Imaging Department to future-proof diagnostic imaging services for local and regional patients.
First patients in Wales treated with Versius surgical robot as part of national programme
CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics business – has announced that the first patients in Wales have been treated as part of a new all-Wales National Robotic Assisted Surgery Programme, using the Versius Surgical Robotic System.
Eakin Surgical expands medical device contract manufacturing capabilities in Wales
Eakin Surgical – a manufacturer of single-use surgical instruments based in Cardiff, South Wales – has announced that it is scaling up its contract manufacturing services, helping medical device OEMs reduce costs, meet rising demand for sterile packaging and weather supply shortages.
Concerns for NHS staff and patients as cost of living pressures hit health services
Nurses are skipping meals to feed and clothe their children, and staff are finding it hard to make the journey to work due to rising living costs a new survey reveals.
Report advocates ‘futureproof’ NHS telephone triage services after examining 111 COVID response
A new report from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) highlights the importance of ‘stand-up’ services and clear communication across the NHS and to the public when they are accessing telephone triage services in times of national emergencies.
New hope as Alzheimer's drug slows memory decline in phase 3 trial
Pharmaceutical company, Eisai, has reported positive results from its successful phase 3 clinical trial of the Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab. The results show the drug was able to slow the rate of decline in people’s memory and thinking as well as function over 18 months, and also helped people with day-to-day activities.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital advances digital transformation
Healthcare informatics provider Epro has been selected by the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) to implement its clinically-focused digital platform.
Pivotal partnership seeks to transform Cystic Fibrosis research
LifeArc, a national medical research charity, is joining the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Syndicate in a strategic partnership alongside Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC).
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