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Surgeons call for 'New Deal for Surgery'

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has called on the Government to agree a ‘New Deal for Surgery’ to reduce the huge elective surgery backlog.

QEHB upgrades CT facilities to streamline major trauma service

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is one of the first in the UK to receive a Somatom X.cite CT system from Siemens Healthineers.

Pandemic pressures and lack of training see 50% rise in sharps injury

Pressures of the pandemic and a lack of training has led to a 50% rise in sharps injuries, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report has suggested.

GP leaders deliver vote of no confidence in NHS England leadership

The BMA’s England GP committee has passed a motion of "no confidence" in the leadership of NHS England.

Breaking down barriers to research in the NHS

The Royal College of Physicians is calling for barriers to be overcome to conducting clinical research.

NMC register report 'shows trouble on the horizon', says RCN

Over 15,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered with the NMC compared to March 2020. However, the rate of growth has slowed and the longer term impact of COVID-19 on a workforce under increasing pressure is a concern.

HCW's mental health support should mirror war veteran services

Thirteen leading healthcare organisations are calling on the Government to take inspiration from the mental health service offered to veterans, when designing services for NHS staff affected by their work during the pandemic.

Ambulance iPads to improve patient care

​Tens of thousands of iPads will be issued to ambulance crews across England so that patients get the right care faster, NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced.

New implementation plan to advance genomic healthcare

The Government has announced plans to 'position the UK as the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world'.

Cancer care community backs faster radiotherapy treatment

Cancer experts from across the UK have supported the roll out of fast-track radiotherapy for patients with breast cancer, via a series of new consensus statements to inform clinical practice.

New immunotherapy 'highly effective' against hepatitis B

Scientists at UCL have identified a new immunotherapy to combat the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most common cause of liver cancer in the world.

£2m award to prevent heart attack and stroke in people with diabetes

Diabetes UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have announced a £2.1 million research project that will investigate how to prevent heart disease among people with type 2 diabetes who have had a foot ulcer.

AI analytics predict COVID-19 patients’ daily trajectory in ICUs

Researchers have used AI to identify which daily changing clinical parameters best predict intervention responses in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

London Clinic advances robotic surgery

The London Clinic has invested in the latest state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi Surgical System, as part of its plans to advance robotic surgery, particularly colorectal, and build a centre of excellence in robotics in the heart of London’s Harley Street.

NHS marks International Nurses Day

NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has praised the ‘extraordinary’ response of nurses and healthcare workers to COVID as the so-called ‘Nightingale effect’ sees thousands of new NHS recruits mark their first International Nurses Day.

Breathing problems are the second most common symptom of heart attacks

One in four heart attack patients have atypical symptoms such as breathing difficulties, extreme exhaustion, and abdominal pain.

Rise in hand dermatitis due to stringent hand cleansing

More than two-thirds of the public may now have hand dermatitis due to stringent hand washing and using alcohol-based rubs during the COVID-19 pandemic

NHS to offer new drug that halves the risk of cancer returning

A world-leading treatment that halves the risk of lung cancer patients suffering a return of the disease after undergoing treatment, is to be rolled out by NHS England.

IHPN responds to consultation on new NHS procurement rules

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has urged NHS England to ensure that new NHS procurement rules apply equally fairly to all providers, including from the independent sector.

‘Last resort’ antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons

Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria. The findings, from Imperial College London and the University of Texas, may also reveal a potential way to make the antibiotic more powerful.

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