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UKHSA unveils Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has unveiled its world-leading Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC), which is building on its pandemic legacy and helping develop life-saving new vaccines for the UK and worldwide.

HCA Healthcare UK to open £2million Outpatient Centre in Nine Elms development

In September 2023 HCA Healthcare UK will open its newest outpatient centre, HCA UK Outpatients Battersea & Nine Elms, a £2million investment that will bring additional capacity to its network of care.

Extra 50,000 training places needed to meet NHS ambitions over next decade, says Health Foundation

New analysis published by the Health Foundation shows the scale of the challenge facing universities and healthcare providers as they prepare to expand the intake of clinical students to meet the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

Talk must be turned into “rapid action” on Major Conditions Strategy, says charity

The Government has published a strategic framework on its Major Conditions Strategy – which covers the six groups of conditions accounting for 60% of all ill-health and early death in England.

‘Midwives need the time to care’ says the RCM as it calls for perinatal mental health support

The Royal College of Midwives is warning that vital perinatal mental health support is on the precipice, as it launches a new ‘roadmap’ to ensure women receive the support they need and to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.

NHS launches lifesaving campaign to help people spot a heart attack

The NHS is launching a lifesaving campaign to encourage people to call 999 when they are having early signs of a heart attack, as admissions for heart attack return to pre-pandemic levels.

Government announces funding for extra hospital beds

Nine hundred new hospital beds will be delivered across the NHS as part of £250 million government funding to help treat patients more quickly this winter, the Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced.

Tubular tissue advance could pave way for lab-grown blood vessels

Innovative technology that creates ultra-thin layers of human cells in tube-like structures could spur development of lifelike blood vessels and intestines in the lab.

InnoScot Health supports the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

InnoScot Health is pleased to be continuing its support for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) as application dates for the programme’s latest cohort are announced.

Early findings of AI study at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust show high accuracy

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Qure.ai have announced the early results of a pilot study using an innovative radiology AI solution to read and differentiate between normal and abnormal chest X-rays (CXRs).

UK first robotic-assisted lung biopsy procedures performed

A robotic-assisted bronchoscopy system that could help transform early diagnosis of suspected lung cancer in patients is being used in the UK for the first time as part of a clinical study in the NHS.

Navigating the Future of Infection Prevention

Leading healthcare professionals, researchers, and industry experts will converge at The National Conference Centre in Birmingham on the 23rd and 24th of April 2024 for the much-anticipated Infection Prevention and Control Conference.

Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services by people with dementia

In a large cohort of people with dementia in South London, researchers have showed that exposure to higher levels of pollution was associated with increased use of mental health services, particularly in people with vascular dementia.

Study reveals promising findings on HIV transmission

People on an antiretroviral therapy (ART) with low but detectible levels of HIV viral load have almost zero risk of sexually transmitting the virus to others, a new in-depth review suggests.

More spaces on ABHI UK Pavilion at Middle East’s largest healthcare trade show

Following its strongest year on record, the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has announced that more space is now available for UK innovators to showcase their cutting-edge products and services at Arab Health 2024, the Middle East’s largest healthcare exhibition.

Study finds ‘startling’ levels of mental health symptoms among people living with autoimmune diseases

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health symptoms, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Socioeconomic differences impact oesophago-gastric cancer survival

The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) has published a report on Socioeconomic differences in the impact of oesophago-gastric cancer on survival in England which looks at the relative survival among 39,167 patients diagnosed between April 2013 and March 2017.

How to stop obese children having heart disease in adulthood

Childhood is a window of opportunity to tackle obesity before the damage it causes is irreversible, according to a scientific statement by experts on heart disease and childhood obesity published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Yorkshire Trust pilots nasal photodisinfection to combat SSIs

Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust has just started the first UK pilot evaluation of nasal photodisinfection for the prevention of surgical site infections.

Half of doctors say mental health is worse now than during the pandemic

Nearly half of healthcare professionals in the UK (46%) say their mental health is worse now than it was during the pandemic, and three quarters (75%) feel the Government is not doing enough to help healthcare professionals with mental health issues.

Upcoming Events

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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

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
6th June 2024

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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

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
6th June 2024

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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