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ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2023 Marks Strongest Year to Date

The ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2023 saw its most vibrant and successful year to date, with organisers confirming record attendance.

Gut microbiome influences how lymphoma patients respond to CAR T therapy

Microorganisms live in or on almost every part of the human body and play an important role in the regulation of normal human processes. As a result, changes in the number or type of microorganisms, also known as the microbiome, can contribute to disease and altered responses to therapy, including cancer treatment.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on incidence of long-term conditions in Wales

A population data linkage study using anonymised primary and secondary care health records in Swansea University’s SAIL Databank has revealed that in 2020 and 2021, fewer people in Wales were diagnosed with long-term conditions than expected.

Respiratory disease in early childhood linked to higher risk of death in adulthood

Contracting a lower respiratory tract infection in early childhood is associated with a higher risk of dying from respiratory disease as an adult, according to new research.

Clogged leg arteries underdiagnosed and undertreated in women

Treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD) were largely developed in men and are less effective in women, according to a review published in European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The paper highlights the biological, clinical and societal reasons why the condition may be missed in women, who respond less well to treatment and have worse clinical outcomes.

Over 9 in 10 independent sector hospitals now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Analysis by the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has shown that for the first time, nine out of 10 independent hospitals have ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ overall ratings from the health and care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

New NHS centre for making products for revolutionary cell and gene therapies

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has opened a state-of-the-art facility which will contribute greatly to the UK’s ability to develop and manufacture new gene and cell therapies.

Government considers new approach to prevent life-threatening cardiovascular disease

People across England stand to benefit from a project to identify radical new approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce pressure on the NHS, following the appointment of Professor John Deanfield as Government Champion for Personalised Prevention.

£25 million for women's health hub expansion

Women across England will benefit from tailored healthcare and support by new women’s health hubs - improving access and quality of care for services for menstrual problems, contraception, pelvic pain, menopause care and more.

Growing number of NHS staff unhappy with care standards

Less than two thirds of staff in the NHS would be happy with the standard of care in their organisation if a friend or relative needed treatment, according to the national NHS staff survey 2022. The proportion who would recommend their organisation as a place to work is also declining, and almost one in three staff “often think about leaving”.

World first surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’

A team from Guy’s and St Thomas’ have become the first in the world to operate through a patient’s mouth using the Versius robotic surgery system.

Opioid prescriptions cut by almost half a million in four years

GPs and pharmacists have helped cut opioid prescriptions in England by 450,000 in under four years, latest data shows, as the NHS unveils a new action plan to crack down on the overuse of potentially-addictive medicines.

NHS pilots artificial intelligence software to cut missed hospital appointments

Artificial intelligence (AI) that predicts likely missed appointments and offers back-up bookings will be piloted by the NHS in a bid to maximise resources and potentially save billions.

England Rare Diseases Action Plan to tackle health inequalities

A new Rare Diseases Action Plan for England has been published that will ensure those living with these conditions receive better care and treatment, fairer access to testing and have continued support.

Reproductive factors in women contribute to risk of cardiovascular disease

An earlier first birth, a higher number of live births, and starting periods at a younger age are all linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular problems in women, according to new research.

Public Accounts Committee: recovery programme falling short

In a new report, the Public Accounts Committee has warned that cancer waiting times are at their worst recorded level and NHS England will not meet its first cancer recovery target.

EU provides grants for cutting-edge cancer research through canSERV

Applications for innovative proposals to harness canSERV's unified oncology services are now being invited. A first of its kind, the largest European-wide consortium of research infrastructures is offering free-of-charge transnational access to cutting-edge services to develop breakthrough personalised cancer treatments.

Managed equipment services companies merge operations

Althea UK and Medipass Healthcare – two of the UK’s leading Managed Equipment Services (MES) companies – have announced they have merged operations and have been rebranded as Ergéa.

Using radar to predict Alzheimer’s disease and fall accidents

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a method for predicting fall accidents and cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease by reading a person’s walking pattern with the aid of a radar sensor. The small sensor can be attached to furniture, walls and ceilings, both in the home and in a healthcare setting.

High attendance at Arab Health

The numbers are now in and Arab Health 2023 has made history by being the most visited edition with 135,880 professionals visits from 183 countries and 3,358 exhibitors.

Upcoming Events

Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023

DECON UK 2023

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
18th April 2023

Infection Prevention and Control 2023

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
25th - 26th April 2023

Oncology Professional Care

ExCeL London E16 1XL
23-24 May 2023

EBME Expo 2023

Judds Lane, Coventry, England, GB, CV6 6
28th - 29th June 2023

AfPP Annual Conference 2023

University of York
10- 13 August 2023

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Upcoming Events

Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023

DECON UK 2023

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
18th April 2023

Infection Prevention and Control 2023

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
25th - 26th April 2023

Oncology Professional Care

ExCeL London E16 1XL
23-24 May 2023

EBME Expo 2023

Judds Lane, Coventry, England, GB, CV6 6
28th - 29th June 2023

AfPP Annual Conference 2023

University of York
10- 13 August 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

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