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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.

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.

Report recommends packaging and labelling change to prevent implant ‘never event’

HSIB’s latest report recommends changes to the packaging and labelling of implants used in patients undergoing haemodialysis, to reduce the risk of the incorrect one being inserted.

2.5 million more people in England projected to be living with major illness by 2040

9.1 million people will be living with major illness by 2040, 2.5 million more than in 2019, according to a new report published by the Health Foundation.

Bacterial testing in children with sinusitis could cut antibiotic use

In children with suspected sinusitis, a nasal swab to test for three types of bacteria can tell whether antibiotics are likely to be effective or not, according to a new JAMA study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

Research aims at faster and more precise diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Research at UCLH and UCL aims to validate a rapid brain imaging (MRI) protocol for the diagnosis and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease - which would make it possible to acquire scans in just five minutes instead of 20 to 30 minutes.

UKHSA launches new strategy to tackle national and global health hazards

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has launched its three-year strategy to combat both new and re-emerging threats and to protect health security.

Countdown to the AfPP annual conference!

Time is running out to book a ticket at one of the largest gatherings of perioperative professionals in the UK — the AfPP Annual Conference.

New study to investigate breast cancer in ethnic minority groups

A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups.

Government responds to maternity failures

Further action will be taken on a national level to improve safety for mothers and their babies, following a high profile investigation into maternity failings.

Fill rate figures for medical specialty training in England remain high

Figures published by NHS England show that 2023 is another strong year for recruitment to medical specialty training when compared to the same time last year.

National survey highlights decline in people’s experience of urgent and emergency care

Findings from a survey of more than 36,000 people who used NHS urgent and emergency care services in September 2022 show that many people had a worse experience than in previous years – particularly those treated in an A&E type department.

NHS Fife works with Buddy Healthcare to improve pre-op processes

Scottish health board uses a mobile app and digital platform to improve communication between patients and clinical teams and make the best possible use of clinic and theatre capacity.

The Infection Prevention Society welcomes new interim managing director

Kay Miller, PhD, CMgr, FCMI is an experienced charity CEO with over 20 years' senior management expertise in the scientific learned society and membership organisation sector. Kay began her engagement with the IPS as Interim Managing Director from July 2023.

Young gastroenterologist wins national leadership award

A young gastroenterologist who has spearheaded trainee programmes for aspiring doctors in his field has won a national leadership award.

New research highlights opportunities to improve care of patients having major surgery

New research from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and University College London shows that while some progress is being made in improving perioperative care for patients undergoing major surgery, more focus is needed on ensuring all patients receive an individualised risk assessment, effective postoperative pain management and support with DRinking, EAting and Mobilising (also known as DREAMING) within 24 hours of surgery.

Report highlights delays with the New Hospital Programme

The government’s New Hospital Programme (NHP) has experienced delays and is expected to deliver just 32 of the intended target of 40 new hospitals by 2030, according to a new National Audit Office report (NAO).

Launch of £6m competition to develop new clinical tools for dementia

Innovate UK is opening a £6m Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) dementia biomarker tools competition on 24 July. The competition was announced by the Co-Chairs of the government’s dementia mission, Nadeem Sarwar and Hilary Evans, at an event hosted by the Office for Life Sciences at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Amsterdam.

Large study finds small associations between systemic inflammation and later dementia

A study of data from about 500,000 people in the UK Biobank has uncovered small but statistically significant associations between signs of systemic inflammation and later risk of dementia.

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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
5th May 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 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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