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Charity urges action on preventing surgical fires in the NHS

A debate on preventing surgical fires in the NHS has been held in Westminster Hall, after the issue was put forward by Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford.

‘Frequent attenders’ comprise 4 in every 10 family doctor consultation

‘Frequent attenders’ now make up around 4 in every 10 family doctor (GP) consultations in England, and the proportion of such patients has risen over the past two decades.

ABHI appoints new director of Government affairs

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has named Eleanor Charsley as its new director of Government affairs.

Promising drug to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia

​A proof-of-concept trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has identified a drug that may offer benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Limited recovery from long-COVID one year after hospitalisation

People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms at five months show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge.

NICE recommends offering PrEP to people at high risk of HIV

People at the highest risk of catching HIV should be offered Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), NICE has recommended for the first time.

Nanosonics Decontamination of Ultrasound Probes Study Day

Nanosonics is hosting a ‘Decontamination of Ultrasound Probes Study Day’, at Ardencote Hotel, Warwick, on Thursday 20th January 2022, following the success of its 2019 session.

Nanosonics Decontamination of Ultrasound Probes Study Day

Nanosonics is hosting a ‘Decontamination of Ultrasound Probes Study Day’, at Ardencote Hotel, Warwick, on Thursday 20th January 2022, following the success of its 2019 session.

Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital Achieves ‘Outstanding’ Rating

Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, part of the wider Nuffield Health Charity, has achieved the highest possible rating of excellence by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in October 2021.

Oxford University AI project receives Heart Research UK grant

Oxford University researchers could enable safer CT imaging of blood vessels through the development of a computational method which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate ‘contrast enhanced’ CT scans without contrast dye.

Is surgical smoke the most overlooked hazard in operating theatres?

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched an anonymous survey in a bid to better understand the health risks associated with exposure to surgical smoke plume, and the policies currently in place to minimise these risks within UK.

CQC reports improvements in young people’s experience of hospital care

The majority of young people who attended hospital as an inpatient or day case patient during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were happy with the care they received, said that they were well looked after and that their privacy was respected.

Surgeons call for Government to publish recovery plan

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has urged the Government to publish its ‘Elective Recovery Plan’ – as the number of patients waiting for consultant-led hospital treatment has reached a record 6 million.

IHPN announces 'refresh' of medical governance framework

IHPN has announced it will be launching a 'refresh' of its Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (MPAF) to further improve the safety and quality of care independent providers deliver to patients.

Over 600 people set to benefit from innovative lung cancer treatment

​More than 600 people could benefit from an innovative drug for a form of lung cancer as NICE publishes final draft guidance recommending osimertinib within the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

£23 m investment to end new HIV infections by 2030

The Government has bolstered its commitment to achieve zero new HIV infections, AIDS and HIV related deaths in England by 2030 via a new action plan backed by £23 million of funding.

Essity and Sodexo co-sponsor IPS educational programme

Tork, Essity’s professional hygiene brand, has partnered with global service provider Sodexo to sponsor a programme on Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) to promote infection prevention protocols.

Breakthrough in robotic carotid stenting

Robocath has announced its first successful robotic carotid stenting at Rennes University Hospital.

Online platform set to strengthen digital capabilities

The Digital Health Academy has been launched to provide healthcare professionals with confidence and skills to use digital health technologies in practice.

Wolverhampton pilots app to improve health through incentives

A new app will be piloted in Wolverhampton which will offer incentives such as vouchers for shops, theme park passes, and cinema tickets for people who eat healthy and exercise more.

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Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
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Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

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