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NHS world first rollout of cancer jab that cuts treatment time by up to 75%

Drug treatment times for some NHS cancer patients will be cut by up to three quarters, thanks to an anti-cancer injection that takes as little as seven minutes to administer.

Dementia charity calls for manifesto pledges to tackle 'completely unacceptable’ diagnosis rates

Ahead of the next general election campaign, Alzheimer’s Research UK has set out a series of calls for party leaders to tackle the increasing pressure that dementia places on society, the NHS, and the economy.

Personalised follow-ups at Norfolk and Norwich saves 29,000 outpatients appointments in one year

An NHS England pilot at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) to give patients and their carers more flexibility over their follow-up appointments is now benefitting over 30,000 patients. Embedding Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU) in outpatients is enabling a personalised approach to follow-up care and has avoided 29,000 unnecessary appointments in one year.

New study finds patients treated by female surgeons experience less complications

A new study suggests that patients treated by female surgeons are less likely to experience post-operative issues than those treated by male surgeons.

IMed Consultancy releases guide to market entry for medical devices sector

IMed Consultancy, a rising regulatory and compliance consultancy provider, has launched a guide to market entry looking at the EU, the UK and the US.

PureHealth acquires UK private healthcare group for $1.2 billion

PureHealth, an Abu Dhabi based holding company and the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has signed an agreement to acquire Circle Health Group, in a deal valued at $1.2 billion.

Remote GP appointments as effective as in-person care for some conditions

Virtual GP and other primary care consultations can be as effective as face-to-face appointments for a range of health conditions. This is according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

CMR’s global surgical training programme accredited by RCS England

CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics business – has announced it has received the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) accreditation for its surgical training programme for the Versius Surgical Robotic System.

Legal powers given to Lucy Letby inquiry

The inquiry into circumstances around the horrific crimes committed by former neonatal nurse, Lucy Letby, will become statutory, the Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay has announced.

Flu and COVID autumn vaccine programmes brought forward

This year’s autumn flu and COVID-19 vaccine programmes will start earlier than planned in England as a precautionary measure following the identification of a new COVID-19 variant.

First Ever ABHI UK Pavilion at Global Health Exhibition to Strengthen UK-Saudi Collaborations

For the first time ever, the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is hosting the UK Pavilion at the Global Health Exhibition in Saudi Arabia to help strengthen collaboration between the two regions.

HCA Healthcare UK’s London Bridge Hospital rated “Outstanding” by CQC

​London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has once again been rated as “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a recent inspection. London Bridge Hospital has held its Outstanding rating since 2016.

MHRA approve new innovative skin dressing trial

Healome Therapeutics, an innovative biotech company based in Birmingham, has met a major milestone after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved a phase I trial for a scar-reducing wound dressing that uses the company’s technology.

CHEC announces two new treatment centres

CHEC has announced the opening of two cutting-edge hospitals dedicated to providing ophthalmology and endoscopy services to patients within the NHS network.

Government orders independent inquiry following Lucy Letby verdict

The government has ordered an independent inquiry into the circumstances behind the murders and attempted murders of babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital, following the guilty verdict in the trial of former neonatal nurse, Lucy Letby.

Infection 360 Conference returns to Manchester

From 8-9 November 2023 at The Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Infection 360 Conference returns for a second year, where renowned speakers within infection prevention discuss technology and its part in combatting new and existing pathogens.

‘Transformative’ blood test could spot cause of childhood fever from molecular signatures

An international team, led by researchers at Imperial College London, has developed and validated a diagnostic approach capable of simultaneously detecting and distinguishing between 18 infectious or inflammatory diseases – including group B Streptococcus (GBS), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and tuberculosis – with the potential to provide a result in a fraction of the time of current diagnostic tests.

Sexual harassment in healthcare must stop: new GMC standards

The latest GMC professional standards for doctors have made it clear there will be zero tolerance of sexual harassment and, for the first time, the guidance also sets out what doctors should do if they witness bullying or harassment.

Heart attack victims who recognise symptoms are less likely to die in hospital

Recognising and acting on heart attack symptoms is linked with faster life-saving treatment, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2023.

Doctors cut waiting list for breast cancer surgery patients

Teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ operated on three months’ worth of breast cancer patients in five days, using a method pioneered at the Trust to reduce waiting lists.

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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
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Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

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