The website of the Clinical Services Journal


Royal Papworth Hospital awarded £3.4 million for UK-wide cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis trials

Researchers at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will receive £3.4 million to fund new UK-wide trials investigating if machine-learning technology can transform how people living with chronic respiratory conditions manage their health.

CMR Surgical launches new global metrics-based training programme for Versius surgical robot

CMR Surgical, the global surgical robotics company, has announced the launch of a new, global metrics-based training programme for the Versius Surgical Robotic System. This structured and data-led training pathway has been developed directly with consultation from surgical teams using Versius.

Action needed to stop ‘senseless waste’ of NHS talent, GMC chief warns

Healthcare leaders and employers must act to stop the ‘senseless waste’ of thousands of doctors quitting the NHS each year, General Medical Council (GMC) Chief Executive Charlie Massey has warned.

Enhanced paediatric fluoroscopy at Leeds Children’s Hospital

The precision of paediatric fluoroscopy examinations at Leeds Children’s Hospital, one of the UK’s largest specialist hospitals for children from birth to young adults, has been enhanced by the installation of a new multi-directional C-arm from Canon Medical Systems UK.

Healthcare professionals call for urgent action to address surgical backlog crisis in the NHS

Urgent changes are needed to address the elective care backlog, according to recommendations from healthcare professionals (HCPs) in a new report. The ‘Recovering Elective Care' white paper, launched on day one of Future Surgery 2022, brings together experts from across the healthcare system to examine the state of the elective care crisis.

Perioperative Charity AfPP Announce New Trustee Appointment

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has announced that the newest appointment to the AfPP Board of Trustees is Nadiene Deane. Nadiene was voted in by the AfPP electorate of nearly 7,000 perioperative practitioners to take a position on the Board as an Elected Trustee. Nadiene will join the AfPP Board of Trustees in January 2023.

Smart Surgery Glasses Showcased at Future Surgery 2022

Revolutionary smart surgery glasses, enabling surgeons to attend live surgeries remotely, will be showcased at Future Surgery 2022.

West Midlands to digitally transform cancer diagnosis across 17 Trusts

NHS patients throughout the West Midlands are to benefit from a digital pathology programme, designed to help reduce cancer backlogs, transform services, and improve the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnosis.

Urgent need for increase in visa cap for international doctors

There is an urgent need to increase the cap on visas to allow more international medical graduates to work and train in the NHS. A paper published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine outlines how increasing the cap could help address exceptionally difficult workforce issues facing the health service.

Screening for stroke risk can save lives and money

Atrial fibrillation is the greatest risk factor for stroke. Screening to detect atrial fibrillation in older people would not only increase the chance of preventing stroke, it would also save money for the healthcare system and society. This is the conclusion from research conducted at Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in the European Heart Journal.

'NHS desperately in need of a full squad’ to deal with record backlog, surgeons warn

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has compared the challenges that currently face the NHS to England’s football manager approaching the World Cup without a full squad.

NHS strikes deal for potentially life-saving breast cancer drug

The NHS will roll out an innovative, potentially life-saving treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer thanks to a new drug deal.

Failing IT infrastructure is undermining safe healthcare in the NHS

Joe Zhang at Imperial College London and colleagues point to a recent 10 day IT system outage at one of the largest hospital Trusts in the NHS and warn that increasing digital transformation “means such failures are no longer mere inconvenience but fundamentally affect our ability to deliver safe and effective care.”

Plans unveiled for state-of-the-art eye care, research and education centre

The joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity, which will see services move to a brand-new integrated centre on the site of St Pancras Hospital, has now been given final NHS and government approval.

Celebrating the role of Genetic Counsellors in healthcare

Key organisations from across the UK are coming together on Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day (Thursday 10 November 2022) to highlight the important role genetic counsellors play in healthcare.

New report launched on independent health sector’s progress in delivering net zero

To mark COP27 and the one year anniversary of IHPN’s industry-wide pledge to achieve net zero by 2035, a new report has been published setting out the independent health sector’s progress in reducing carbon emissions.

Double award nomination for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ nursing teams

Two projects have been shortlisted in the Best International Recruitment Experience and the Best Workplace for Learning and Development Categories at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit Awards, which are to be held on the 22 November in London.

Royal College of Physicians publishes ‘Positives from the pandemic’

A new RCP Cymru Wales report highlights the importance of training doctors locally in north Wales as a solution to the workforce crisis.

NHS prostate cancer treatments surge in England

The number of men having treatment for prostate cancer has jumped by more than a quarter in England in one year, new NHS figures show. Almost 4,000 men received prostate cancer treatment in August (3,898) compared to just over 3,000 in the same month last year (3,057).

Wigs for Heroes fund Scalp Cooling Equipment to help Cancer Patients retain hair

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy at North Middlesex University Hospital (North Mid) now have even more access to a treatment to manage the side effect of hair loss, thanks to the generous purchase of scalp cooling equipment by local charity, Wigs for Heroes.

Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre
30th January - 2nd February 2023

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

Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre
30th January - 2nd February 2023

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

Step Communications Ltd, Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 779999 Fax: 01892 616177
© 2022 Step Communications Ltd. Registered in England. Registration Number 3893025